If you look carefully, Indonesia, especially Jakarta, actually has a bustling art scene scattered all over the city. From privately owned galleries, artshops, or even to the museum scale, from fine art, classics, maestros, to the most avant garde and contemporary, it is fun to hunt down art spaces in Jakarta. Here are some of our picks for your must visit art galleries and museums for art lovers:
1. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN)
Indonesia’s first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, (MACAN)’s growing collection focuses on modern and contemporary art from Indonesia and around the world. This is the only museum in Indonesia where you can see first hand legendary contemporary works of arts by Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Jeff Koontz, and coming this May, the large-scale exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s work presented in Indonesia and includes over 130 works that span almost 70 years of artistic practice.
Formerly known as Mon Decor Gallery (est. 1983), ART:1 is the pioneer in art gallery business in Jakarta. During its 30 years in art business, Mon Decor Gallery had expanded into several gallery branches all over Jakarta. The spacious 4,000sqm building showcases collections of original artworks by Indonesian old masters, modern masters and contemporary artists, curated in the span of over 30 years.
Art:1 New Museum
Jl. Rajawali Selatan Raya No 3, Jakarta 10720 Indonesia
E: [email protected]
3. Ciputra Museum at Ciputra Artpreneur
Ciputra Artpreneur, with an area of approximately 10.000 sqm, is a place dedicated to art and comprises of three galleries, a museum, a theater with high international standards, multifunction rooms, and other facilities. The Ciputra Museum is institution that exhibits the art collection of Dr. Ir. Ciputra. It also provides information and perspective on the development of Indonesian Art from the modernism period until today especially relating to Hendra Gunawan.
Hours: Every day except Monday, 12:00 to 18:00
More information: +6221 29 889 889
4. Hadiprana Art Gallery
The first art gallery under Hadiprana’s portfolio was established in 1961 featuring young painting artist which later became famous in their own rights, such as Jeihan, Sryhady, and Suparto.
Galeri Hadiprana in 1997 moved to the most artistic area in Jakarta, as an Art Boutique Mall that has since then been the house of very selective high quality art, handicraft, artifacts, paintings, and also art classes both for children and adult.
Mitra Hadiprana Boutique Mall, Ground Floor, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 30 Jakarta
Ph : 021-7194715/ 021-7182765
5. Akili Museum of Art
Akili Museum of Art is an exhibition space that brings the art collections of Rudy Akili, with the richness of style and artistic approach. Established in 2006, AMA now accommodates the collections of avant-garde young artists from Indonesia, who join the ranks of the world’s leading artists, creating a series of collections that are diverse, at the same time connected to one another. This is where an eclectic platform from classical, realist, experimental and conceptual style met, in various forms and mediums ranging from paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and the new media.
Mutiara Kedoya, Blok A1-1 JKLM Jakarta
Phone: (021) 581-1212 | (021) 583-01705
6. Bartele’s Gallery
Those interested in the history of Southeast Asia and Indonesia may enjoy a visit to the Bartele Gallery, browsing endless treasure in the drawers and outstanding beauty of antique maps displayed.
Bartele Gallery has a fascinating collection of antique maps, old prints, colonial photographs, historic books and antiques, some over 500 years old! The owner, Bartele Santema has together with the gallery’s curator and map expert, David E. Parry assembled this impressive collection of rare treasures.
The gallery, founded in 2009, is the only dedicated shop in Indonesia where you can buy original antique maps and prints. Even if you’re not looking to buy, the gallery, situated in Kemang Raya is well worth a visit. Antique maps are of great intellectual interest, as well as absorbing and intriguing to look at.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Jakarta
Fb: Antique Maps & Prints of Indonesia
ArtSphere is a distinct gallery that serves as a hub for Artists, collector, curator, art lovers and art associates. It provides space for Artistss to present their artworks to the public.
The highlight of ArtSphere is modern, contemporary artworks from young emerging Indonesian and foreign talents. Yet, it also showcases some of the older generation of modern Artists.
Kemang Icon, Jl.Kemang Raya No.1 Unit 2, Jakarta
Phone: 021 7199719
8. Ruci Artspace
RUCI artspace, that shares a building with a coffee shop and restaurant downstairs, exhibits a variety of mediums of expressions, which includes new media, painting, photography, sculpture, video and others. It is a one stop space for art lovers and good food & coffee!
Jl. Suryo No.49, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12180
Phone: +62 812-1010-3374
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 10am – 10pm; Friday – Saturday 10am – 12am
Email: [email protected]
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