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O P I N IO N

PUTTING THE ART I N J A K A R TA WORDS NIN DJANI

P H OTO G R A P H S A N D H I K A A D I T YA

Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta is

in Yogyakarta), as well as strong art

Trainings and workshop programmes

a place associated with many things,

communities and large-scale art

for young artists, curators and art

from its infamous traffic jams, floods,

exhibitions like ART | JOG and Jogja

enthusiasts are now easily available,

and high tolerance for tardiness, to

Biennale.

providing opportunities for learning as well as alternative weekend activities.

the rather reputable shopping malls, culinary adventures and dynamic

Still, a host of galleries and artists

With such vibrant happenings, it is

urban culture. But generally speaking,

have emerged from the capital in

not baseless to say that Jakarta has

art is yet to be an area incorporated

the last decade. In the last five years,

finally made a significant mark on the

into the city’s image.

Jakarta has witnessed a rapid growth

country’s still-blossiming art map.

in art spaces, showcases, markets Jakarta seems to be under the shadow

and festivals. Art events ranging from

Nin Djani talks further about the art

of Bandung and Yogyakarta, where the

the commercial Kopi Keliling Art &

scene and artistic potentials of Jakarta

art scenes have long been established

Coffee Festival and Brightspot Market

with four creative professionals in

through prestigious art institutions

to contemporary exhibitions such

the city: artists Ruth Marbun, Ayu Dila

(The Faculty of Art and Design at

as Bazaar Art Jakarta and the Jakarta

Martina and Ika Vantiani, and curator

Bandung Institute of Technology

Biennale, are now held regularly and

Leonhard Bartolomeus. →

and The Art Institute of Indonesia

have succeeded in attracting crowds.

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