Amir Sidharta leads Sidharta Auctioneer, an auction house specialising in fine arts that he founded in 2005. He is also co-founder and chairman of Yayasan Mitra Museum Jakarta. A writer and photographer, he has published several books and his work has appeared across several media outlets.
While only a limited number has been shown, the collection reflects Sukarno’s vision of the Indonesian nation. It is, however, not yet known exactly when Sukarno started his art collection.
Visitors to art fairs, art exhibitions, art museums and museums in general have continued to increase over the last few years with Museum Macan seemed to enjoy the biggest exposure. But is there any downside to this?
NOW! Jakarta contributor Amir Sidharta shares his views about one of many early foreign painters in Bali, Romualdo Locatelli.
London has actually been an important hub in introducing early Indonesian art globally, including an exhibition of Affandi’s paintings in 1952.
The exhibition-based narrative approach enabled by the availability of online archives will strengthen the chronology-based narrative approach.