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ICAD 2019: Getting into the creative economy mindset

Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, November 27, 2019  /  04:22 pm
ICAD 2019: Getting into the creative economy mindset

Kingly crown: Rinaldy A. Yunardi's "What Is In My Mind" represents the designer's affinity for extravagant headpieces. (Courtesy of ICAD/-)

The creative economy is all the current rage, with more and more artists and entrepreneurs entering the fray by the second – and with good reason. The Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) released in September its projection that the industry will contribute Rp 1.2 quadrillion (US$85.3 million) to Indonesia's gross domestic product (GDP). Artistic director Itjuk of Indonesian Contemporary Art & Design (ICAD) told The Jakarta Post on Nov. 21 that Indonesia's creative economy was defined by strong craftsmanship, which was vital to its presence in the global creative industry. “Bandung is currently on the rise to becoming one of the major design-oriented centers, while Jakarta is following close behind. However, if you look closely, many of the key players in Jakarta are from Bandung,” Itjuk ...