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Jakarta Post

Art Jakarta 2017: The Rise of Youthful Forces

  • Carla Bianpoen


Jakarta   /   Wed, August 9 2017   /  12:40 am

Up close: Naufal Abshar's sculptural artwork, supported by Art Porters, on display at Art Jakarta. (Carla Bianpoen)Bazaar Art, in its inaugural edition as Art Jakarta 2017, positioned itself as the people’s arts fair with a keen eye on the future of Indonesian contemporary art.The emerging youthful force, which has seen an overflow of works by young artists — described by some as a regeneration of the arts — was on full display during the inaugural edition of Art Jakarta 2017.The event, previously known as Bazaar Art, was a bustling event with creative and entertaining activities attracting visitors of all ages, including toddlers. The fair may have closed on July 30 but the vibrancy of youth lingers on.Entering Pacific Place shopping mall, which hosted the event, the huge eye-catching installation by artistic pair Indieguerillas loomed from the ground to the ceiling, serving as a ...