Previously known as Bazaar Art Jakarta, the renamed Art Jakarta fair has been held annually since 2009 and claims to be the first art fair in Indonesia. Eight Singapore-based galleries will be participating in Art Jakarta 2017, including: Art Front Gallery, Art Xchange Gallery, Bruno Art Group, Element Art Space, Gnani Arts, Pearl Lam Galleries, Yavuz Gallery, and Yeo Workshop.
Like its previous editions, Art Jakarta will be held in the Grand Ballroom of Ritz Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place. The fair will be open to the public from 28-30 July 2017.
Here are some highlights that you can enquire about from the gallery spaces in Singapore.
Singapore artist Stephanie Burt and designer Alexandra Alberta will be working together to produce a new series of drawings at the fair. Burt is known for assemblage sculptures and site specific installation work. Last year, in her first solo exhibition with Yeo Workshop, she presented O Dear What Can the Matter Be? , which is simultaneously the name of the exhibition and the only work that was on show. Alberta is a certified graduate gemologist with her own jewellery line, Alexandra Alberta, that is known for inspiring designs with colourful, collectible gemstones. She considers jewellery a form of artistic expression that combines beauty with individual personality and multi-faceted meaning.
Contact Yeo Workshop here.
Yavuz Gallery (Booth A8, Special Projects)
Yavuz Gallery will be presenting five artists that reflect the gallery’s interests in the social: Zico Albaiquni, Winner Jumalon, Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy, SARP and Boedi Widjaja.
Widjaja, who is based in Singapore and well-exhibited here in spaces like Institute of Contemporary Art, Esplanade and Art Science Museum, is known for works that demonstrate geographical displacement and issues dealing with identity. Widjaja is also born in Indonesia, making his presentation in his birth country through a gallery of his adopted country thematically significant.
On top of the gallery booth, Yavuz will also be presenting Zico in a Special Project booth. Featuring Seke – Ciwaruga, a large scale painting work, Zico’s intent is to capture the process of the performance within a still painting.
Contact Yavuz Gallery here.
Pearl Lam Galleries (Booth B7)
Possibly one of the most geographically diverse, Pearl Lam Galleries is bringing 8 artists from the Asia Pacific: Chun Kwang Young (South Korea), Golnaz Fathi (Iran), Dale Frank (Australia), Kim Tschang-Yeul (South Korea), Gatot Pujiarto (Indonesia), Su Xiaobai (China), Thukral & Tagra (India), and Zhu Jinshi (China).
Of note are works by Kim, who has spent decades perfecting his skill in painting waterdrops. Highly realistic yet toeing the line on the hyperreal, Kim’s work, especially those done on raw canvas, is a sight. Pujiarto, a rare instance of a Malang-based artist, will also be interesting to think about in relation to art from the usual centres (Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung).
Contact Pearl Lam Galleries here.
Art Xchange Gallery (Booth C17)
Billed as a solo exhibition, Art Xchange Gallery’s booth will feature works by Antoe-Budiono under the title Hyperrealism: The Art of Perfection. Budiono is also based in Malang. His presentation will include portraits that are rendered in the hyperrealist mode.
Contact Art Xchange Gallery here.
Find out more about Art Jakarta here.
Art Jakarta 2017
Grand Ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place
Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD)
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman No. 52-53, Jakarta Selatan
DKI Jakarta 12190, Indonesia
28–29 July, 12noon–10pm
30 July, 12noon–9pm