The Jakarta Post
Visitors observe artwork during the 2019 Art Moments Jakarta in Gandaria, South Jakarta. (ArtMomentsJakarta.com/-)
Art Moments Jakarta has announced its postponement to due to spread of COVID-19.
The three-day event was originally scheduled to take place at Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City on April 17 to 19.
On Monday, the organizer posted on Instagram that the rescheduled date would be announced shortly.
Important Information about Art Moments Jakarta 2020 We regret to inform you that Art Moments Jakarta 2020 has been postponed due to the severe outbreak and spread of the COVID-19, in which the Indonesian Goverment has recently declared as a National Disaster based on the recommendation from the World Health Organization. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been infected around the world. We shall update you the rescheduled date for Art Moments Jakarta 2020 shortly. All guests who have purchased tickets will be able to use the same tickets to attend Art Moments Jakarta 2020 at its rescheduled dates. Regards, Art Moments Jakarta #artgallery #painting #contemporary #fineart #artmomentsjakarta #artfair #indonesia
“We regret to inform you that Art Moments Jakarta 2020 has been postponed due to the severe outbreak and spread of COVID-19, for which the Indonesian government recently declared a national disaster based on a recommendation from the World Health Organization. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been infected around the world,” the caption read.
The organizer added that purchased tickets would remain valid for the new date.
In February, Art Moments Jakarta had 50 confirmed participating galleries of modern and contemporary art. Highlighted galleries included Tokyo-based gallery Whitestone Gallery, carrying the works of Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama and Yoshitomo Nara, and Bandung-based ArtSociates.
It targeted 20,000 visitors over the three-day event, and was set to take up the theme “Yesterday Since Tomorrow”, referring to a sense of time travel.
Founded by Leo Silitonga, Art Moments Jakarta was first held in 2019 and aims to be a platform for art enthusiasts and the public at large to witness and get engaged in the growing Indonesian art scene. (wng)
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