“Land of Freedom”: Indonesian artist Heri Dono at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong


Heri Dono explores power structures and reflects upon socio-political issues of the current times in his new series of paintings and installation artwork.

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10 great artists at Art Stage Singapore 2014 – picture feast


Art Stage Singapore, which returned for its fourth year, introduced a new format to put bigger focus on art from the Asia Pacific region.

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Art Jog ’12: Fresh contemporary art makes for meaningful Indonesian fair


Organisers of the 2012 edition of Art Jog hope to stand out on the now-crowded Asian art fair calendar with their focus on emerging practitioners and an artist-centred exhibition format.

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Indonesian contemporary art in Italy: A “faraway world” brought closer to Rome


An exhibition at the MACRO in Rome signals a significant European breakthrough for artists from the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia.

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Indonesian ethnicity on display in national gallery show


“Ethnicity Now”, held at the Indonesian National Gallery in December this year, was expected to be a “small step towards cultivating … pride in an Indonesian art that is rooted in local culture and tradition.” It has, however, been followed by mixed reviews. Some say the Indonesian-made artwork in the exhibition failed to reflect or emphasis the show’s title. Others were impressed by the brilliance, uniqueness and diversity of the display.

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Historically important Indonesian gallery Cemeti closes…to change focus


INDONESIAN ART GALLERY Update: 14 May 2009 As rumours swirl in the blogosphere, we are pleased to report that there is a more nuanced story to the Cemeti closure. Mella Jaarsma at Cemeti Art House tells us that the closing will be temporary … Continue reading

Seismic changes in Indonesian art scene since 2007 Borobodur auction


    ART SCENE INDONESIA As a side event of the Christie’s autumn sales, a lecture called “Keep on Watching! The Yogyakartan Art Scene Today” was given on 29 November 2008 by Cemeti Art House gallerist Mella Jaarsma.  Today the Indonesian art … Continue reading