Art Stage Jakarta closes its inaugural edition on an exuberant note with strong visitor turnout and robust sales. The fair drew a total of 15,180 visitors over three days from 5 to 7 August 2016, attracting collectors, artists, art professionals and the general public.
Visitors to the fair included prominent Indonesian collectors Deddy Kusuma, Alex Tedja, Dr. Ir. Ciputra, Caecil Papadimitriou, Rudy Akili, Haryanto Adikoesoemo, Alexandra Prasetio, Dr. Hong Djien Oei, Prasodio Winarko, Susan Santoso, and international collectors Datuk Marcus Tan and Datuk Noor Azman from Malaysia, Daisuke Miyatsu from Japan, Adrian Garcia and Lindsay Licup from the Philippines; top Indonesian socialites Maria Lukito, Dian Mulyadi, Farah Quinn and Millie Stephanie; and artists Heri Dono, I Nyoman Masriadi, FX Harsono, Agus Suwage, Handiwirman, Titarubi and Chinese artists Yue Minjun and Chen Wenling.
Art Stage Jakarta received the unwavering support of the entire Indonesian collector community, contributing greatly to the Fair’s success and impressively claiming its position on the global art fair circuit. “I am extremely proud and happy to see the Art Stage brand taking root in Indonesia as it puts us on the international map. It has firmly established Indonesia as a competitive art market. I am proud that together we realised my dream: Indonesian art goes international,” said Deddy Kusuma, collector and President, Board of Art Patrons, Art Stage Jakarta.
Both Indonesian and international galleries made early sales on the opening day, which continued strongly over the next two days. Indonesia’s Nadi Gallery reported brisk sales especially for Indonesian artist Handiwirman’s works. ROH Projects also saw good sales for works by Indonesian artists Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo, Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi, Syagini Ratna Wulan and Singaporean artist Jeremy Sharma. Collectors also snapped up works by I Nyoman Masriadi at Galeri Canna, and all but two artworks by Edi Susanto presented by Lawangwangi Gallery were sold.
“We’re extremely heartened by this first edition of Art Stage Jakarta. It’s been a pleasure to watch Art Stage expand beyond Singapore and be able to consolidate our relationships with collectors in Jakarta. We’ve enjoyed a fantastic reception and look forward to returning,” said Pearl Lam, Founder, Pearl Lam Galleries.
In addition to the artworks presented by 49 international and Indonesian galleries, the success of Art Stage Jakarta was also bolstered by two museum-like special exhibitions – Affandi: The Human Face and Expose: The Collectors’ Show. Once again, it was the unstinting support of the collectors through the loan of masterpieces from their private collections to these two exhibitions that made them possible. The Fair was also noted for its comprehensive VIP programme, which included seven exclusive visits to the homes of top Indonesian collectors to view their private collections. These visits gave Art Stage Jakarta VIPs unprecedented insights into the rarefied world of art collecting in Indonesia.
The first edition of Art Stage Jakarta was held at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City from 5 to 7 August 2016. The next Art Stage Singapore will be held from 12 to 15 January 2017.
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