Art Stage Jakarta, Indonesia’s first premium art fair of international format, is set to welcome art collectors from all over the world to experience and witness the diverse and vibrant Indonesian art scene. The Fair will take place from 5 to 7 August 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel.
As Southeast Asia’s largest art scene and market, Indonesia is a crucial pillar and partner in developing Singapore as an international art centre. As a sister fair to Art Stage Singapore, Art Stage Jakarta will complement the Singapore fair as a boutique art fair focusing predominantly on content from Indonesia.
Art Stage Jakarta 2016 will present 50 galleries from Indonesia and beyond. In addition to the participation of all of Indonesia’s top galleries, the inaugural edition of Art Stage Jakarta 2016 will also include renowned international galleries from Asia and Europe. As the country’s exclusive boutique art fair, Art Stage Jakarta is strongly supported by the leading Indonesian collectors with their presence on the Art Stage Jakarta Board of Art Patrons and Board of Young Collectors. This show of support by the collectors is further reinforced by a curated museum-like exhibition of artworks to be presented at the Fair from the collection of six of Indonesia’s top collectors and members of the Fair’s Board of Art Patrons.
“During Art Stage Jakarta 2016, the top collectors will be opening up their collections for viewing, as well as lending works for a never-before-seen curated exhibition on Indonesian modern art. Art Stage Jakarta will be the window to the unique world of Indonesian collectors and will offer a juxtaposition of the best of Indonesia’s modern and contemporary art with that from Southeast Asia, greater Asia and the West,” says Mr Lorenzo Rudolf, Founder and President, Art Stage Jakarta.
Singaporean galleries participating in Art Stage Jakarta 2016 include Art Porters, Element Art Space, Fost Gallery, Gajah Gallery, Intersections Gallery, Linda Gallery, Galerie Michael Janssen, Mizuma Gallery, Ota Fine Arts, Pearl Lam Galleries, Galerie Sogan & Art and Yeo Workshop.
Singaporean artists Kumari Nahappan and Suzann Victor will be presented Gajah Gallery, June Lee Yu Juan by Intersections Gallery, Jimmy Ong by Fost Gallery, Zai Kuning by Ota Fine Arts, among others.
Indonesia’s top galleries will also be at the fair representing established and emerging artists. Galleries include Nadi Gallery, presenting artists Agus Suwage, Eddie Hara and Heri Dono among others; Galeri Canna presenting I Nyoman Masriadi and Entang Wiharso; ROH Projects presenting Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi, Syagini Ratna Wulan and Bagus Pandega, among others; Semarang Gallery presenting Eko Nugroho, Lugas Syllabus, M. Irfan, among others; Andi’s Gallery presenting Antonio Blanco; Edwin’s Gallery presenting a solo show by Kemalezedine and Rachel Gallery presenting Yuli Prayinto, Eddy Susanto and Ivan Sagita, among others.
Some of the international galleries at the Fair will be Galerie Perrotin from Paris, Finale Art File from Manila and Wei-Ling Gallery from Kuala Lumpur. Among the artworks presented by the international galleries will be works by Jean-Michel Othoniel (Galerie Perrotin), Antony Micallef (Pearl Lam Galleries) and Wong Chee Meng (Wei-Ling Gallery).
Board of Art Patrons and Young Collectors
The Art Stage Jakarta Board of Art Patrons is an exclusive gathering of Indonesia’s preeminent art collectors. The Board of Art Patrons is led by President Mr Deddy Kusuma, a collector known for his abiding passion for Indonesian art and a vocal advocate for its internationalisation. The Board of Art Patrons also includes Mr Alex Tedja, one of Indonesia’s foremost collectors of Indonesian and international art and owner of the fair venue – Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel. Other art collecting luminaries on the Board, among others, include Dr Ir. Ciputra, renowned for his collection of Hendra Gunawan paintings; Mr Haryanto Adikoesoemo, founder of the soon-to-be-opened, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) and Mrs Caecil Papadimitriou, who presides over an extensive legendary collection with impeccable provenance started by her late husband. The Board of Art Patrons demonstrates the firm support that Art Stage Jakarta is receiving from the established collector community of Indonesia.
An Art Stage Jakarta Board of Young Collectors has also been formed to highlight the next generation of Indonesian art collectors. The President of the Board of Young Collectors is Mr Tom Tandio, noted for his tireless commitment to promoting contemporary Indonesian art and artists. The Board of Young Collectors also includes Mr Wiyu Wahono, an active and dynamic collector of contemporary Indonesian art.
Drawn from the renowned private collections of six Indonesian collectors, this exhibition will be curated by Mr Enin Suprianto, one of Indonesia’s leading curators. The exhibition, spread over 600 square meters, will present to the public a first-hand look at Indonesia’s art masterpieces ranging from modern to contemporary. It will explore the diversity and richness of Indonesian art through the works of established as well as young Indonesian artists and examine the themes that they engage with.
Art Stage Jakarta will be located at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel, which is connected to Gandaria City shopping mall and is Jakarta’s elite hotel characterised by outstanding art on display from the private collection of Mr Alex Tedja. The hotel, together with the mall, exhibits artworks by major international artists such as Jean-Michel Othoniel from France, Robert Indiana from the USA, Yayoi Kusama from Japan, Fernando Botero from Colombia and Ju Ming from Taiwan, among others, as well as Indonesian artists such as Rudi Mantofani, Yunizar, Samsul Arifin, Redy Rahadian and Bayu Yuliansyah. With its excellent art collection, the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel makes the perfect venue partner for Art Stage Jakarta.
Art Stage Jakarta, Indonesia’s premium boutique art fair will take place from 5 to 7 August 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel. For more information, please visit their website here.