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Art and culture in Indonesia

Many will be aware of Indonesia's vast range of local cultures, but few will be aware Indonesia has a position in the international art world.
As a start to this thread I wish to make readers aware of an upcoming event in Jakarta I'll be visiting  at some point over the next few days.

August 25 - 28 2016

The 8th Edition of The First & The Biggest Art Fair in Indonesia,
Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016
At The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place

Apart from the venue being an excellent place with very nice food, the event should be very interesting.

I took a little jaunt over there on Thursday afternoon, enjoying the event tremendously.
I very strongly recommend this as a must for anyone with even the slightest interest in art.
The organisers have done a terrific job, making me see why this is the premier international art event in Indonesia.

The first two hours flew by as I wandered around the stands, looking at a wide variety of wonderful works and chatting with artists. I was only there four hours as time was an issue for a couple of friends I went with, but I could have spent two days in there and still not done everything I wanted.

A great afternoon and evening.

Some art things are always around, including street artists making their living creating whatever the customers ask for,
These are always under the walkways to the south of the old town, Jakarta.

Small art shops are dotted around, commonly being found in small back streets, very often in poorer areas.
Advertising is for other people, but they seem to manage to make a crust.

It says to list the URL of the image. I don't know how to do that. I have images, plenty, and usually just upload to Facebook for to friends via Email. So I am lost as to how to share images. I don't see an attachment function. Ricker

To add a picture, upload to photobucket, flickr or whatever, then share the link in your post.

Ok thanks. Not sure I need more work however. Ricker … -Indonesia

Chinese ballet in Indonesia

I found an interesting art/cultural/photography place this morning.
The menu looked pretty good and the coffee was excellent. I don't go that way very much but I'll try lunch there next time I pass.
The lady who I think owned the place could speak English and seemed to be able to speak Japanese as well.
It was a very pleasant and relaxing sit down away from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta.

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Another one coming up

27 - 30 July.

See this - an absolute must visit event.
Last year's was nothing short of fantastic and I'm told this one is going to be even better. … ition.html

Bazaar Art Jakarta is set to return for the ninth time under a new name, the Art Jakarta 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place shopping mall in South Jakarta from July 27 to 30.

Art enthusiasts can expect to see a plethora of local and overseas artwork from Indonesian and foreign galleries, including from Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, China and France. Among the featured artwork will be those created by Richard Winler, Arifin Neif, Lugas Syllabus, Laksamana Ryo, Putu Sutawaijaya, Masayoshi Nojo, David Gerstein, Zhu Jinshi, Chun Kwang Young, Jean Franncois Rauzier and more.

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