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Jakarta Post

An art district for Jakarta

  • Carla Bianpoen


Jakarta   /   Thu, February 18 2010   /  01:19 pm

Nine galleries in one: The Jakarta Art District, a space showcasing a multitude of contemporary art works, will officially open on Feb. 27 at Grand Indonesia’s East Mall, Lower Ground (photo above and below).If you want to know whether art has become part of today’s lifestyle, just step into a shopping mall and find the piece you wish to have.

That will be possible as of Feb. 27, when the Jakarta Art District officially opens at Grand Indonesia’s East Mall Lower Ground.

Organized by the Association of Indonesian Galleries (AGSI), nine members of the association are filling the large modern space.

With transparent fronts showcasing a flabbergasting multitude of contemporary art, the art district has additional “common ground” as each of the participating members will alternate in presenting an exhibition every two weeks.

According to Edwin Rahardjo...