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Urban chat: ‘Street and Fine Arts on a Platter’

  • Lynda Ibrahim

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 11 2018   /  02:30 am

As has been in the last few years, August will see arts events take over Jakarta. With the exception of Art Stage Jakarta, which opted to sit this year out, exhibitions from street art to fine art are mushrooming across the capital like a Yayoi Kusama installation covering a map.

The oft-called “punk uncle” of Indonesia’s contemporary art scene, Basel-based Eddie Hara returns with a series of drawings at the Ruci Art Space. On opening night (which I sadly missed), he finished a wall-sized sketch that is the decisive headliner of this “Got Paper?” exhibition. Most of his drawings here are in a much smaller scale than his typical works, but his signature urban angst remains apparent on the beguiled bunnies, cocky cats and one particularly fishy octopus.

The “Got Paper?” exhibition also features other artists with a respectable following in so-called street art. ...