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ART JAKARTA 2018 CEL­E­BRATES THE FAIR’S 10TH AN­NIVER­SARY WITH A MUL­TI­TUDE OF SPE­CIAL PER­FOR­MANCES, PRO­GRAMS AND INSTALLATIONS

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What’s new at the 10th an­niver­sary of the an­nual Art Jakarta fair and an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with Richard Win­kler.

With more than 1,000 works of art, 300 artists and 51 gal­leries par­tic­i­pat­ing, this year’s Art Jakarta will be the big­gest one yet. Not only that, the event will be cel­e­brat­ing its 10th an­niver­sary and, ac­cord­ingly, a lot of spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties and installations are planned. This in­cludes es­tab­lish­ing spe­cial projects, cre­ative art per­for­mances, art talk, char­ity pro­grams as well as a work­shop class that every­body—art en­thu­si­asts and col­lec­tors alike—can take part in.

One of the fo­cal points of the fair—which runs un­der the theme “Cel­e­brat­ing the First Decade of Art Jakarta”—comes from In­done­sian artist Chris­tine Ay Tjoe, one of the coun­try’s most cel­e­brated con­tem­po­rary artists, who will present her life work, en­ti­tled Me­ta­mor­pho­sis. This dis­play will span her en­tire ca­reer from start un­til to­day. Sim­i­lar to last year, Djarum Foun­da­tion will present a fly­ing bal­loon pup­pet show and the “Pasar Pur­nama” per­for­mance by Sasiki­rana DanceLab.

Food­ies, mean­while, can en­joy the pop up restau­rant led by Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Seu­mas Smith from Moose­head & Mag­gie Joan’s at Sin­ga­pore or en­joy a spe­cial Food Art per­for­mance by Chef Chi­tra. For col­lec­tors and buy­ers, there will also be sev­eral char­ity pro­grams, such as car­pets for Yayasan Mi­tra Mu­seum Jakarta, or table­ware for Yayasan Jan­tung In­done­sia. This year will also see the launch of AJ 100, a col­lec­tion of emerg­ing gal­leries whose works sell for below Rp. 100 mil­lion. The big­gest high­light of this year’s Art Jakarta, how­ever, is “10 for 10.” Dis­played where guests would en­ter the venue, this is a col­lec­tion of 10 installations by 10 ac­claimed In­done­sian artists: Ke­mal Eze­dine, Yani Mar­i­ani, Agus Suwage, Syagini Rat­nawu­lan, Ba­gus Pan­dega, Ha­han, Chi­nati Juhan­syah, Ed­die Su­tanto, Heri Dono and Tere. Fur­ther­more, “10 for 10” will also ex­tend to Ja­pan Art Now, which will si­mul­ta­ne­ously show 10 art­works by 10 Ja­panese artists (in­clud­ing Hiroto Kita­gawa, Hiroyuki Mat­suura, Kazuki Taka­matsu and many more) in re­la­tion to the 10th an­niver­sary of Art Jakarta. Fi­nally, young artists will also have their time in the lime­light at Art Jakarta 2018. The Cre­ative Econ­omy Agency (BEKRAF, Badan Ekonomi Kre­atif) will have a spe­cial booth at the fair for these cre­ative souls, whose works will be of­fered at prices below Rp. 25 mil­lion.

In an in­ter­view with DAMAN, fair con­sul­tant Gil Sch­nei­der men­tioned that there will be many new gal­leries de­but­ing at Art Jakarta this year, in­clud­ing The Col­umns Gallery from Seoul, Wei-Ling Gallery from Kuala Lumpur, Chan + Hori from Sin­ga­pore and many more. The Art Jakarta 2018 fair will be held at the Grand Ball­room of the Ritz Carl­ton Jakarta, and will run from Au­gust 3 to 5.

Clock­wise from top Great Mane by Yau Bee Ling, cour­tesy of Wei-Ling Gallery; Su­pe­rior by Angki Pur­ban­dono, cour­tesy of Mizuma Gallery; Re­flec­tions of Life by Camelia Mi­tasari Ha­si­buan, cour­tesy of Art Xchange Gallery

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