The new Children’s Art Space at Museum Macan, Kotak Utak Atik, is going to be the next trending object in your Instagram feed. Created by a young talented artist, Gatot Indrajati, the space is filled with factory-like sculptures made from cupboards. Kids can visit the space and do some activities such as finding little monsters inside the factory boxes, drawing on the walls, and making their own unique creatures.
Kotak Utak Atik is a response from Gatot Indrajati towards mass production and consumptions culture. Through the installations, he hopes to inspire children and their parents to think twice before throwing away some old toys, and to be more creative in recycling them. The process will give children a chance to be a creator, not only stays in a role as a consumer. Gatot also deliberately uses cupboard instead of his favorite medium, woods, in order to create a safe space for children.
“Through his strong visual language, Gatot is able to translate the importance of sustainability in an imaginative concept for Museum Macan UOB Children’s Art Space, emphasizing the importance of learning through experience,” explained Aprina Murwanti, Head of Education and Public Program at Museum Macan.
The museum has also developed programs for schools and teachers to experience Kotak Utak Atik Kids Artspace. Teachers who joined the program is equipped with education resource kits so they can continue the idea at their own schools and students.
UOB Indonesia supports the program with the same mission, which is educating the people through arts. “Art has an important role in connecting language, culture, and time, and people from all background. Through our support toward art, children, and education, we believe that we can help to open the minds and hearts of young generations to the new way of thinking,” said Kevin Lam, President Director of PT Bank UOB Indonesia.
Kotak Utak Atik Children’s Art Space can be visited this month for free with valid museum entry tickets. All children have to be accompanied by one adult to enjoy the space.
For more info, visit http://www.museummacan.org/