Art Jakarta is the premier Southeast Asian-focused art fair in Asia, located in the heart of the most significant art market of the region, Jakarta. It is an indispensable platform for contemporary art exchange and an international forum for key stakeholders in Asia to serve the region’s burgeoning art ecosystem. This year, Art Jakarta 2023 will be held on 17–19 November at a new venue, JIExpo Kemayoran, in Jakarta, celebrating artistic expression in a spacious environment with state-of-the-art facilities.
Art Jakarta 2023 welcomes galleries from Indonesia and Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Exhibitors from China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Russia, and Australia will also participate to showcase their artists’ newest works. The new venue, accommodating 68 domestic and international galleries, including fourteen first-time exhibitors, promises to host the most exciting edition of the annual fair. The three-day event has become an essential yearly meeting point for the industry, patrons, collectors and art lovers.
“The new, larger venue has provided us with an opportunity to reimagine and reinvigorate the Fair, allowing us to accommodate a broader range of art forms and installations,” Art Jakarta Founder & Fair Director Tom Tandio told NOW! Jakarta Magazine. “We’ve expanded our roster of participating galleries, including internationally renowned galleries. We are enhancing the visitor experience by presenting even more highly diverse artworks. Art Jakarta 2023 always reflects the dynamic art scene and aims to make it more accessible for all.”
“One aspect I’m particularly excited about is our commitment to showcasing emerging artists. Art Jakarta 2023 is delighted to give them a platform to share their unique perspectives and creativity with a global audience,” said Tom. “It’s always inspiring to see fresh, innovative works and witness emerging artists’ enthusiasm as they take their place in the art world.”
Art Jakarta is a thriving hub of connectivity, curiosity and learning. An essential aspect of this year’s program is its platform of art talks and discussions, Art Jakarta Talk, which helps to engage the audience at deeper levels, offering insights from art world insiders such as leading artists, curators, academics, collectors, and various art professionals. The Fair’s program includes Art Jakarta Spot, a platform for special presentations featuring specific installation works designed exclusively for Art Jakarta. Art Jakarta Scene is a unique section dedicated to artist collectives and non-profits aiming to raise funds for their aspirations.
The rise of young art collectors in giant East Asian economies such as Indonesia is increasingly on the radar of global art industry playmakers while being essential to a vibrant and healthy art ecosystem. To support the multi-faceted development of Indonesian art, Art Jakarta identified a space for opportunities by initiating the Young Collectors group in 2019. The Board of Young Collectors are a passionate and dynamic group that makes valuable contributions to the art scene, not only through collecting artworks but also by promoting projects, sponsoring events, and hosting dinners for future collectors to pass on the spirit of art collecting to new art enthusiasts.
“The Young Collectors group was created to support and converge to culminate in making each year’s fair a success. Art Jakarta always ensures that all key players in the art community participate or are involved in the fair,” said Natasha Sidharta, co-chairperson of the Young Collectors group. “The group represents a platform where it is part of a celebration of who we are as a community, be it gallerists, collectors, artists, art collectives and art lovers.”
With leading regional and Indonesian galleries exhibiting at Art Jakarta 2023 including ROH Projects, Gajah Gallery, ISA Art Gallery, Art:1, ArtSociates, Can’s Gallery, Srisisanti Gallery, Nadi Gallery, Contemporary Tokyo, Mizuma Gallery, Whitestone Gallery and Sullivan+Strumpf expect to see some of the finest examples of two and three-dimensional contemporary artworks by senior, mid-career and emerging artists including names such as Heri Dono, Agus Suwage, Entang Wiharso, Mella Jaarmsa, Jumaldi Alfi and many more.
Art Jakarta allows children aged 3 and above to enter with tickets as there are no concession tickets for children. Children under the age of 16 must be permanently accompanied and supervised by an adult. VIP Access opens on 17 November 2023, from 1 PM – 6PM. Vernissage opens on 17 November 2023 from 6PM – 9PM. The fair is open for public from 18 until 19 November 2023, 1PM – 9PM.