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Jakarta Post

Sakarsa: New art space offers ray of hope amid pandemic

  • Carla Bianpoen


Jakarta   /   Thu, September 24 2020   /  01:00 am
Historical: Maharani Mancanagara’s Unjustified Justify: Amicus curiae #1.22 (2019) installation of charcoal paintings on wood touches on the matter of unfinished history.(Courtesy of ArtSociates/-)

The newly opened Sakarsa Art Space, designed by renowned architect Budi Pradono, waited a year to display its first exhibition. The art space, located in Bekasi, West Java, that opened its doors on Sept. 9, is managed by Andonowati, director of ArtSociates and successful manager of Lawangwangi art space in Bandung, and curated by Asmudjo Jono Irianto. Andonowati said the gallery, owned by Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, was completed last year and that she had been asked to organize the first exhibition before the pandemic intervened. When asked about the timing for opening the art space during this difficult period, Andonowati, who likes to think inventively and is always searching for new possibilities for artists and collectors, is of the opinion that one must adjust to the challenges of the time. She thinks that expanding her collectors network along with Wahyu Trenggono’s w...