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Jakarta Post

Snapshots: Indonesia, Russia exhibit 70 years of friendship

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 5, 2020   /  12:40 pm
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Russian artist and curator Vladimir Anisimov (center) gives a press tour before the opening of the Necklace of Equator art exhibition, which commemorates 70 years of Indonesian-Russian diplomatic relations, at the National Gallery of Indonesia in Jakarta on Monday.(JP/Apriza Pinandita)

Paintings and historical archives bearing witness to Indonesia and Russia’s close friendship are on display for two weeks as an exhibition in Jakarta has kicked off to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations between the partners. Eighty-five paintings by 10 Russian artists and some rare photographs taken from Indonesia’s National Archives (Arsip Nasional) are exhibited at the National Gallery of Indonesia from Feb. 3–17. The Necklace of the Equator, jointly hosted by the Russian Embassy in Jakarta and the Foreign Ministry, showcases Indonesian culture through the eyes of the artists, most of whom lived in or visited the archipelago some 20 years ago. Russian artist Vladimir Anisimov, the curator of the exhibition, said the featured artists all had a special interest in Southeast Asia, leading to their selection to commemorate Russia’s diplomatic ties w...