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Artists celebrate diversity in united, collective exhibition

Medina Rahma Putri

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, August 21, 2019  /  05:07 pm
Artists celebrate diversity in united, collective exhibition

Fluorescent: Several clutches from fashion designer Tommy Byo’s Byo collection on display at the Karya Kita exhibition. (JP/Medina Rahma Putri)

An ongoing exhibition is seeking to promote the idea that despite Indonesia’s complexities as a nation, with its diverse cultures and ethnicities, there is always a way to unite through artistic collaboration. The exhibition, Karya Kita (Our Works), is currently taking place at the Senayan City mall in Jakarta from Aug. 17 to 25 under the theme “Mosaic of Diversity”, which is based on the spirit of Indonesia’s national motto, “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (Unity in Diversity). While the exhibition only shows a small portion of Indonesia’s diverse cultures, it manages to feature artworks that represent the various artistic expressions coming from different artists across the archipelagic nation. The collaborating artists for the exhibition include artists from independent art platform ART DEPT ID, accessory designer Rinaldy A. Yunardi, Sejauh Ma...