If you look carefully, Indonesia, especially Jakarta, actually has a bustling art scene scattered all over the city. From privately-owned galleries, art shops, 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
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