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State palaces display collections in August's 'Indonesia World Spirit'

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, August 1, 2018  /  04:33 pm
State palaces display collections in August's 'Indonesia World Spirit'

Visitors look at a piece exhibited at the National Gallery in Central Jakarta in this undated photo. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

The “Indonesia World Spirit” exhibition, showcasing the  State Palace's art collection from Aug. 3 to 31 at the National Gallery in Central Jakarta, is part of a series of events marking the 73rd anniversary of the proclamation of Indonesian independence.

The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., reported Antara.

This is the third time the palace has opened its art collection to public view, joining collections from four other presidential palaces, including those in Bogor and Yogyakarta.

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According to State Secretary Pratikno, the exhibition will feature up to 45 works of art ranging from paintings and statues to handicrafts, from both Indonesian and foreign artists such as Raden Saleh, Dullah, Walter Spies and Fernando Amorsolo.

Indonesia World Spirit has been organized in collaboration with the Education and Culture Ministry, Tourism Ministry, the National Gallery and the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf). The event aims to generate more appreciation for past artists who that pursued moral values, virtue and high spirit throughout their lives, not just in their art. (anm/kes)