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Over 100,000 visitors flock to ARTJOG 2019 

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, August 30, 2019  /  04:20 pm
Over 100,000 visitors flock to ARTJOG 2019 

Indonesian singer Yura Yunita performs during the closing event of ARTJOG MMXIX on Aug. 25. (Courtesy of ARTJOG/File)

Annual international contemporary art festival ARTJOG MMXIX officially ended on Sunday after 32 days of showcasing 122 art pieces by 39 artists at the Jogja National Museum in Yogyakarta.

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According to a statement, the closing event kicked off with an announcement for the winners of an online auction, held from July 31 to Aug. 18, for a collection of three art pieces called Gotong Royong (cooperation) from the Warung Murakabi project.

They are: Gotong Royong Murakabi, which takes the form of a Spedagi Rodacilik, dubbed "the world's first bamboo minivelo", designed by Singgih S. Kartono and customized by Yogyakarta artist duo Indieguerillas, Sindhu Prasastyo (Sapu upcycle) and Lulu Lutfi Labibi; a sedan chair named Es Campur designed by Singgih S. Kartono and a seat cover customized by Indieguerillas; and The Klompencapir, a wooden KuBO Magno radio designed by Singgih S. Kartono with fabric cover by Indieguerillas.

Indonesian singer Yura Yunita, music group Jogja Hip Hop Foundation and Yogyakarta-based DJ collective Megahits Selection helped enliven the closing event with their performances.

More than 100,000 people reportedly visited ARTJOG MMXIX.

The next edition of ARTJOG is slated for July 23-Aug. 30, 2020. (kes)

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