At the Studio with Eko Nugroho

Although his contemporary work are recognised as local and international art assets, Eko Nugroho never forget Yogyakarta, the home that inspired him so. Having been working on contemporary arts for more than 20 years, Eko Nugroho has earned his place among other prominent contemporary artists. Photo courtesy of Studio Eko Nugroho/NOWJAKARTA Eko Nugroho is a prominent

Examining Sukarno Collection

Every August, for the past three years, the art collection of Indonesia’s Presidential Palaces, has been on display at the Galeri Nasional Indonesia for the public to enjoy.  Memanah by Heng Ngantung The collection has been heavily based the collection of the first President, Sukarno. While only a limited number has been shown, the collection

I La Galigo: Charming Buginese Epic

Presented by Ciputra Artpreneur, I La Galigo is a world-class colossal performance promoting cultural arts from the archipelago to the community, especially the young generation Photo by Ciputra Artpreneur/NOWJAKARTA I La Galigo had been performed in some of the world’s prestigious stages since 2004. It premiered at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore,

The Rise of Contemporary Art

Mostly thanks to social media, there seems to be an increase in the demand for contemporary art in the recent decade in Jakarta. But is there any downside to this? And does the government share the same enthusiasm? In recent years, art has been thriving in Jakarta. Every year for the last couple of years,

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