Yogyakarta is a home for artists from all over Indonesia who are contributing to the artistic community in the city, as well as in Indonesia. The artists are also facilitated with proper galleries to exhibit their creation, also as a place to create or discuss. Visiting Yogyakarta, you have to stop by to these art galleries that showcasing their art pieces, from classic to contemporary art.
Sangkring Art Space (Bale Banjar Sangkring)
Sangkring Art Space is an open art gallery that was founded by Putu Sutawijaya on May 31, 2007. He built the gallery with the aim to appreciate and uphold art without considering cultural differences or ideology. The gallery is based on the motto “the old are respected, the young are valued, the margins are cared for, and the alternatives are given the opportunity to work together”. This gallery aims and encourages artists to participate in experimenting and trying new things. Sangkring Art Space Gallery has a fairly wide exhibition space with art events that can be done freely. The gallery adopts an open-ended management system and is open to collaborating with outside parties.
Langgeng Art Foundation (LAF)
Langgeng Art Foundation (LAF) concerns itself with the contemporary art in Indonesia, with the specific objective to host a variety of activities pertaining to the making of the artwork, art presentations, and the discussions about a range of strategic aspects related to the development and progress in the Indonesian contemporary art practices. Langgeng Art Foundation was established and founded in 2010 through the initiatives of Deddy Irianto, founder and manager Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The focus of LAF’s work will be on the provision of opportunities and management of resources with the objective of maximizing and optimizing the creative prowess of Indonesian artists. LAF supports the creation of new artwork and encourages new achievements in the field of art.
Jogja National Museum (JNM)
Jogja National Museum (JNM) is a contemporary art museum in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Established under Yayasan Yogyakarta Seni Nusantara (YYSN) management, the JNM building complex was first a Former First Indonesia Visual Art School (ASRI-1950) and Faculty of Visual Art and Design (FSRD-1984) which later became Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta. The JNM management’s commitment is to pay its most attention in conserving and developing cultural art, either in local or national level. Indeed, in specification of its orientations, JNM places its interest towards the alternatives of presentation space for every aesthetic achievement of Indonesia contemporary visual art. The consequences of that, JNM carries outthe commitment to develop the discourse of visual art in Indonesia, also to collect and discuss it comprehensively.
Ace House Collective
Ace House Collective (2011, Yogyakarta) is an artist collective that is active in the field of youth-pop culture that emphasizes in the exploratory approach both in theory and practice, conceptually and contextually, as well as finding the possibilities on visual art perspective. It is an art laboratory formed by a group of young artists based on the similarity of ideas in creating. Ace House Collective believes that art is not limited to working in a studio, but also crossing with other disciplines. A cultural movement that brings enthusiasm to artistic attitudes and styles. It is this artistic awareness that ultimately underlies the formation of the Ace House Collective.
Kedai Kebun Forum
Kedai Kebun Forum (KKF) is an alternative art space in Yogyakarta that is managed independently by artists, consisting of galleries, performance halls, bookstores, and restaurants. KKF is a small community that was established for the business of learning and assessment, in order to build sensitivity to every symptom of social change, through art.
Ruang MES 56
Ruang MES 56 is an artist collective working cooperatively with their communities and networks to manage a house for a studio, education, playground and a place to live in. Formed in 2002, this community focusing on the development of photography and contemporary art crossing over with other disciplines in critical and contextual approaches.
SaRang Building is a space for arts and cultural activities in Yogyakarta. As the name means nest, this place is often used as a nest for artists doing their creative process. With the concept of industrial buildings, SaRang Building is also a favorite place for contemporary artists to showcase their work, be it Indonesian or foreign artists.
Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta (BBY)
BBY is an institution and cultural gallery that was built in the former Gramedia bookstore. Bentara Budaya accommodates and represents national cultural vehicles, from various walks of life, backgrounds, and horizons that may be different. This center seeks to display forms and works of cultural creativity that may have been a tradition or form of mass art that was once popular. Also, new works that seem to have no place and are not suitable to appear in a respectable building. As a meeting point between aspirations that have existed with aspirations that are growing, Bentara Budaya is ready to work with anyone.
Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Taman Budaya Yogyakarta is a place of a cultural development center in Yogyakarta with complex consists of two buildings, the Taman Budaya Concert Hall and Societet Militair Building. The Concert Hall main functions as an official room for fine art exhibitions, such as painting, visual art, sculpture, and craft. Yogyakarta Cultural Park has the task of developing, processing, documenting, displaying the results and processes of cultural arts, and disseminating information about them. Taman Budaya Yogyakarta produces cultural arts activities by involving the actors of culture and cultural support in the community. Taman Budaya Yogyakarta bridges the meeting between creative artists and the wider community and becomes a forum for developing and increasing people’s appreciation of the arts and cultural richness.
On the bank of the Gajah Wong River on Solo Street, the painter Affandi designed and constructed a home for himself, which also functions as a museum to display his paintings. The building is uniquely constructed, with a roof that resembles a banana leaf. The museum has 300 of Affandi’s paintings. In addition to 300 Affandi’s own paintings, this museum also houses paintings from other Indonesian painters, including Basuki Abdullah, Popo Iskandar, Sudjojono, Hendra Gunawan, Barli, and Muchtar Apin. There are also statues of Amrus Natalsya and woodcut from the Tjokot family.
Jl. Laksda Adisucipto No.167, Papringan, Caturtunggal, Depok, Yogyakarta
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