Indonesia Travel Guide: Museum MACAN Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Three New Exhibits
If you’re an art enthusiast and you’re thinking about where to go in Indonesia, consider yourself lucky because Museum MACAN in Jakarta recently launched three new presentations by three amazing artists. Ready to embark on an art-filled journey in Jakarta? Keep reading this Indonesia travel guide!
Museum MACAN, located in the beautiful city of Jakarta, is a popular Jakarta museum known for having major exhibitions created by conceptual artists in Southeast Asia. To celebrate their first anniversary this 2018, they will be exhibiting three major presentations by three revolutionary artists that depict deep meaning behind each presentation.
The Past Has Not Passed by Arahmaiani
Arahmaiani, an Indonesian artist, showcases her work from the ‘80s until today through an exhibition called The Past Has Not Passed. The exhibition features over 70 pieces of artwork including paintings, installations and re-enactment of iconic performances which portrays the native Javanese culture. Arahmaiani’s artwork shows a great combination of art and social activism.
Seven Stories by Lee Mingwei
The Seven Stories by the Taiwanese-American Lee Mingwei revolves around the concept of community and exchange which rely on audience participation so prepare to be invited to walk on sands or do other interactions needed in order for the artist to complete its masterpiece. It will make you feel great that you have contributed to an astounding artwork that features trust, intimacy, and self-awareness.
One Million Year by On Kawara
Last but not the least on our Indonesia travel guide, is Japanese artist On Kawara’s One Million Years. The first reading of this presentation will be held at Museum MACAN in Jakarta, Indonesia while the first audio presentation was held in Dia Centre for the Arts in New York in 1993.
The reading presentation consists of male and female volunteers who will alternately read out the dates from Kawara’s multi-volume collection which comprises of One Million Years in the past, One Million Years in the future. Want to be a reader? Visit here.
Visit Jakarta and witness these outstanding exhibitions at Museum MACAN. Check out our Indonesia travel guide to know more Jakarta attractions or other things to do in Jakarta! Subscribe to our newsletter below to get more updates on your favourite travel destinations!
Exhibit Duration: November 17 until March 10, 2019
Visiting Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am – 7 pm / Closed every Monday
Address: AKR Tower Level M, Jalan Panjang No. 5 Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta Barat 11530, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 2212 1888
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