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Jakarta Post

Street sculpture project takes over Yogyakarta’s Kotabaru

  • Sri Wahyuni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 4 2018   /  01:53 am

Infinity by DunadiThose visiting the Kotabaru area in Yogyakarta may notice sculptures of different sizes and designs decorating the heritage area.The sculptures are a part of a three-month outdoor exhibition called the 2017 Jogja Street Sculpture Project (JSSP). Scheduled to run through Jan. 10, it showcases 54 works of art made by 50 members of the Association of Indonesian Sculptors (API).

“For the JSSP this year, we invited three foreign sculptors to participate; they are from Thailand, Japan and Reunion Island,” said Hedi Hariyanto, chairman of the exhibition’s organizing committee.

The event, which was first held in 2015, adopted the theme “Jogjatopia” this year.

Hedi said Kotabaru was chosen as the venue because of the complexities of its landscape, history, and social and economic development.

“All the works displayed were created to respo...