The organizers announced that the second edition of Art Moments Jakarta will return to Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel, from 17 to 19 April 2020. Encompassing the theme ‘Yesterday Since Tomorrow,’ this leading Indonesian art exhibition will showcase the best-curated artworks and engaging programs that can be enjoyed
by all audiences.
Leo Silitonga, Founder and Fair Director Art Moments Jakarta said, “This year’s theme, ‘Yesterday Since Tomorrow’ signifies a deeper meaning. This art exhibition is a co-existence of the young, the emerging, and the established, the traditional and the contemporary, and of art and craft, all mingling on a unified platform in a dynamic landscape. Yesterday Since Tomorrow is TODAY, Yesterday Since Tomorrow, is US.”
Art Moments Jakarta 2020 will return on a bigger scale, showcasing 50 local and international galleries in a larger exhibition area and targeting 20,000 visitors. One of major the galleries that are participating is Whitestone Gallery – resent in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Taipei, the gallery features the works of Japanese artists, including Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, and The Gutai Art Group which is currently one of the influential art groups in Japan. In addition, the event will also exhibit artworks curated by the Singapore-based, Art Agenda S.E.A, an undertaking to art that gives consulting and curatorial services, with expertise in Asian art of the modern and post-war eras from the 1930s to the 1980s.
One of the galleries from Indonesia, Lawangwangi Creative Gallery from Bandung, West Java will showcase artworks by local talents. Within the spaces of Lawangwangi Art Gallery, ArtSociates will curate abstract art pieces from Indonesian modern art maestro, Gregorius Sidharta who will showcase alongside emerging young artists who are actively taking part in contemporary art creations, their names include Mujahidin Nurahman, Erwin Windu Pranata, Gabriel Aries Setiadi, dan Rendi Raka Pramoedya.
An Indonesian artist who has risen to the spotlight recently is Mochtar Sarman, who is famous for the combined concepts of traditional and futuristic art. This time Sarman introduces a series of his latest work titled “Victory”, the painting depicts charismatic leaders who became heroes or legends, consisting of the famous Napoleon Bonaparte, Lee Kwan Yu, Sultan Mehmed, Musashi and Alexander The Great that inspire generations for their leadership. Sarman uses the technique of industrial pop-style painting. This series of paintings, “Victory” requires visitors to view through 3D-glasses that reflect the creative characteristic of the creator.
This year, Art Moments Jakarta also appoints Khai Hori as Artistic Director. Khai is an internationally renowned curator with a depth of experience. He explained that the programs included in this edition are not only about art, but also about hot themes in the world recently, such as equality, gender differences, cultural capital and sustainability, and environmental change and responsibility. These will be packaged in engaging programs which are Intimate Moments, Converse Moments, Prized Moments, and Maker Moments.