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Art Jakarta 2018, The Art Fair for Indonesian Artists and Art Lovers With A Comprehensive 10-Year-Anniversary Exhibition


Jakarta, 2 August 2018 – Art Jakarta 2018 is back, held 2-5 August 2018 at the Ritz Carlton Pacific Place’s Ballroom, South Jakarta. The event will be officially opened by Indonesian Creative Economy Agency’s (BEKRAF) Head, Mr. Triawan Munaf. This year, Art Jakarta marks its 10-year anniversary since its launch in 2009 as the most prestigious and recognised contemporary art fair where collectors, dealers, artists, and art enthusiasts meet and interact.

Triawan Munaf, Head BEKRAF, the Indonesian Creative Economy Agency, expressed his appreciation towards Art Jakarta 2018, “BEKRAF Indonesia fully supports the event and is extremely proud to continue the collaboration with Art Jakarta, an open-for-public art showcase. This year marks the event’s 10-year achievement in showcasing the works of both local and international artists. The fair has truly inspired local artists in Indonesia to keep improving the creative economy industry as one of the country’s economic backbones.”

Paramita Soedarjo, Head of Committee Art Jakarta 2018, said, “Art Jakarta proves that Indonesia is now a locally and internationally acknowledged meeting platform for artists and enthusiasts, inspiring new collectors and underlines the event’s importance as a most prominent art fair hub in Asia.”

Art Jakarta’s 10-year anniversary showcases a new dimension in arts, with collaborations of both local and international artist and various programmes, including Mall Art by Faisal Habibi, a public exhibition in partnership with the Pacific Place Mall; Creative Art Classes by Ganara Art Space, a workshop that gives visitors the insights to the world of art, offering children and adults different workshops; Creative Art Talks with topics such as ‘Korean Art Now’, ‘How to collect Art Photography’, ‘Art in Music Composition’, ‘Art in Music Video’, and ‘How to become a collector (by BEKRAF)’; ’10 for 10’ a conceptual museum-like exhibition featuring 10 art installations made by prominent artists; Art Unlimited, a special presentation segment for young artists initiated by BEKRAF; special performances such as Flying Balloon Puppet Show dan Pasar Purnama by Sasikirana, Gold/Glory by Thinking Room; special installation Find Your Light by Meliantha Muliawan for Lancome Genifique; and Japan Art Now featuring 10 trending Japanese artists.

Visitors can also enjoy the Art Gram feature which includes art works by renowned Instagram artists; Biennale Yogya, Museum & Educational Partners (MACAN, Ciputra Artpreneur Museum, SCAD, NAFA, and Erudio School of Art), gallery installations in the public area of the fair presented by Gajah Gallery, ROH Projects, Mizuma Gallery, RUCI Gallery, and members of AGSI (Gallery Association of Indonesia) ; Metamorphosis, a presentation of selected works by Aye Tjoe Christine ; Arti Carpet Charity Auction (Lelang amal Art Carpet) for the benefit of the Jakarta Museum Partner Foundation (Yayasan Mitra Museum Jakarta), and  the Indonesian Heart Foundation (Yayasan Jantung Indonesia), as well as an auction of Modena  refrigerators for  DoctorSHARE. Visitors may also be excited by the works of   Fernando Botero, presented in a solo show by Galeria El Museo/ Fernanda Pradilla from Spain/Colombia.

Ria Lirungan, Deputy Head of Committee Art Jakarta 2018, said, “Both artists and visitors show strong enthusiasm and support each year, and with more diverse art works showcased at Art Jakarta 2018 all visitors, newcomers and seasoned collector ‘s alike, will definitely enjoy the fair. In its 10 years, Art Jakarta is turning also into a platform of education for the further development of art communities and a window of opportunity for young talented artists. We also showcase a variety works of art, not only for adults but also for the young to help them understand and nurture a passion for art at an early age.”

Art Jakarta 2018 will be open for the public on 3rd – 5th August 2018, schedules are as follows: Friday, 3rd August 2018, 12:00 – 22:00; Saturday, 4th August 2018, 10:00 – 22:00; and Sunday, 5 August 2018, 11:00 – 22:00. Visitors can enjoy more than 1,000 works of art created by more than 300 artists and 51 galleries; dine at Pop Art Restaurant by The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, highlighting its “Green House” theme by Maggie Joan; the restaurant serves Mediterranean a-la-carte cuisine by Chef Seumas Smith. The restaurant was designed by Kezia Karim and Satya Putra from Larch Studio and Virobuild; or visit the Art Bar which offers attractive momentos including sling bags, pillowcases, and shirts designed by Wedhar Riyadi, Agan Harahap, Uji Hahan Handoko, and Petek Sutrisno. Entry is Rp 50.000 only per ticket.  Free for children below 12 years of age.

About Art Jakarta

 Art Jakarta was first initiated in 2009 by Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia and it continues to become the biggest, locally and globally acknowledged fine art festival in the Indonesia. Art Jakarta uses a 7.500 m2 open space and is annually held at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, the most strategic location in the Sudirman Central Business District. Founded by an Indonesian initiator, Art Jakarta understands the best of local arts and is familiar with the domestic market, including its collectors and stakeholders. In addition to its main exhibition, there are other exciting art activities such as art talks, special exhibitions, and art workshops. For more information, access the Art Jakarta website on www.artjakarta.com, Instagram @artjakarta, and Facebook Art Jakarta.

 

About The Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place

Embrace 5-star comfort in the city center at the most exclusive and luxurious boutique hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. In the thriving city center of Jakarta, Indonesia, an uncommon business hotel beckons with polished professionalism and tasteful extravagance. At The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, guests are immersed in 5-star luxury, just steps from the Stock Exchange, upscale shopping and prominent corporate offices. Enhanced by breathtaking views of the stunning city skyline, your experience includes only the best services and amenities

 

About Pacific Place Mall, Jakarta

Situated in the heart of the Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD), Pacific Place Jakarta sets the benchmark for high end lifestyle living and entertainment. Boasting a modern architecture with excellent access, Pacific Place serves as the forefront shopping destination for Jakartans. Pacific Place is connected to the Ritz-Carlton hotel and offers fresh and exciting developments for its upscale shopping center, luxurious apartments, and office tower. There is also a grand multifunction hall which caters for operas, concerts, live performances and social events. With its plethora of irresistible attractions, Pacific Place is your one-stop destination for elegance and luxurious shopping.

 

Art Jakarta 2018 sponsored by :

  • BEKRAF
  • Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation
  • Lancome

 

Supported by :

  • Jakarta Tourism Office and Enjoy Jakarta Program
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