Art Stage Puts Indonesian Arts Scene on the Map
The arrival of Art Stage in Jakarta for the second time has attracted a tremendous amount of visitors and collectors, proving that Indonesia and its capital city is ready to become an international art destination. The international art fair, which took place from August 9 – 13, brought in as many as 52,240 guests, which included both local and international artists, collectors, creative professionals and the public. Art Stage took place at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City. Founder and President of Art Stage, Lorenzo Rudolf, revealed that the art fair should help bring Indonesia’s art scene to the international stage.
“The second edition of Art Stage Jakarta has been a huge success thanks to the great cooperation and partnership that we have with the Indonesian art scene. This relationship is based on a strong and unshakeable trust that has grown between the Fair and the Indonesian art scene. Art Stage Jakarta has successfully built a bridge between Indonesia and the international art world which has helped to cement Indonesia’s global reputation and position as the most active and biggest art scene in Southeast Asia,” Rudolf said in a press statement.
Art Stage was joined by a total of 60 galleries, 24 of which were local and the rest international. Aside from visiting these galleries, guests witnessed a number of interactive art projects and an extra exhibition called the Art Square, which showcased 27 select exhibitors – including art institutions, non-profit organizations or education centres – who earned the chance to showcase their works at the Gandaria City Mall.