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Jakarta Post

Bid from home Indonesian artists band together to fight pandemic

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 20 2020   /  01:48 am

Study of Movement by Melati Suryodarmo (Courtesy of Museum MACAN)The pandemic has brought Indonesia’s arts scene together to fight the good fight, one artwork at a time.Several initiatives have emerged to lend a helping hand to support healthcare workers and at-risk communities as well as artists struggling with the loss of opportunities.


Mitra Museum Jakarta Foundation (YMMJ) is holding an online auction of 40 artworks to directly support artists in these uncertain times.

Thirty artists from Bali, Bandung and Yogyakarta are taking part in the auction, with works ranging from paintings to sculptures priced at between Rp 2 million (US$134.37) and Rp 20 million.

Director Catharina Widjaja said on the foundation’s website that 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales would go to the artists, who in turn would utilize part of ...