The future of Art Jakarta and other art fairs?

The May cancellation of Art Jakarta, Indonesia’s premier art fair scheduled  28-30 August 2020 at JCC Senayan, came as no surprise to the regional art world. 2020 initially spelt disaster for international art fairs. The disruption began in Asia with the social unrest in Hong Kong and then the dramatic impact of COVID19. The most … Continue reading The future of Art Jakarta and other art fairs?

Bali MegaRupa: a new era in government sponsored art infrastructure development in Bali?

Bali Deputy Governor Cokorda Ace addresses officials in front of a painting by Made Budhiana during the opening of Bali Megarupa at ARMA 10 November 2019. Image courtesy Bali Megarupa Bali Megarupa, a large-scale exhibition featuring one hundred and three modern and contemporary artist from throughout Bali, came to a close Sunday 10 November 2019. … Continue reading Bali MegaRupa: a new era in government sponsored art infrastructure development in Bali?

ART JAKARTA 2019 – evolving into one of the regions most significant art fairs

                  Garyu no Matsu  – Japanese artist Takehiko Sugawara Under wraps, the 11th edition of Art Jakarta, Indonesia’s most significant art fair open from 30 August – 1 September 2019 at JCC (Jakarta Convention Center). And by reports from gallerists, exhibiting artists, attendees and the Fair organization itself, outcomes have exceeded expectations. Following on from the demise … Continue reading ART JAKARTA 2019 – evolving into one of the regions most significant art fairs

Art Bali: a stepping-stone to a sustainable art ecosystem

Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia, Sri Mulyani, Head of BeKraf, Triawan Munif and Heri Pemad during the opening of Art Bali 9 October 2018 Under wraps Art Bali, a world- class presentation of contemporary art by 39 Balinese, Indonesian and foreign artists in Nusa Dua, closed 9 November. The most anticipated art … Continue reading Art Bali: a stepping-stone to a sustainable art ecosystem

Buying Balinese art at auction?

Wayan Radjin – “Ramayana Membebaskan Dewi Sita” Image courtesy of Larasati Are you interested in Balinese art? Ever thought of buying at auction? Whether driven by your love of art, curiosity, or an eye for investment – buying at auction can be an interesting and exciting way to grow your collection. To the novice auctions … Continue reading Buying Balinese art at auction?

ArtJog 2018 attracts important international collectors

                             “Night with Frank L. Wright” – Patricia Untario ArtJog, Yogyakarta’s unique and vibrant art fair is celebrating its eleventh instalment. Themed Enlightenment – Towards Various Future, open 4 May – 4 June at the Jogja National Museum, this year it presented more than 100 artworks by 54 national and foreign artists. Since its inception … Continue reading ArtJog 2018 attracts important international collectors

Bali’s GWK Statue completed after almost three decades

The epic tale of the Garuda Wisnu statue at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park in Jimbaran, South Bali will soon reach its finale. In a monumental saga that stretches back to its conceptualisation in 1989, including the on and off progress of its construction, the sculptures creator, Balinese artist Nyoman Nuarta, has confirmed … Continue reading Bali’s GWK Statue completed after almost three decades

Reviewing ART|JOG|10

             Fashion As A Weapon, 2017 – Hendra “Blangkon” Priyadhani How may we define Indonesian art? Unlike other nations, Indonesia is without an international standard museum as a foundation through which its distinct art narratives and identity may be imparted internationally, and locally. We can, however, reference a different platform ART|JOG, the art fair that … Continue reading Reviewing ART|JOG|10

How Can Global Art Survive a Dystopian Future?

Sotheby’s Hong Kong during the Autumn 2016 Sale of Southeast Asian Art As Art Stage Singapore, South East Asia’s flagship art fair, prepares itself for its seventh installment on the 12-15 January 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, the Founder & President, Lorenzo Rudolf has made some notable observations. Responsible for creating … Continue reading How Can Global Art Survive a Dystopian Future?

Nyoman Masriadi’s debut New York exhibition 2016

                    Images courtesy of Nyoman Masriadi & Paul Kasmin Gallery Nyoman Masriadi’s story reads unlike any other within the history of Indonesian art. It charts the phenomenal rise of a talented painter, who in 2008 at the age of 36 achieved the prestige of being the … Continue reading Nyoman Masriadi’s debut New York exhibition 2016