Bazaar Art Jakarta, Paving the Way for Indonesia to be the Art Capital of AsiaArt & Culture
Continuing the success of previous years, Bazaar Art Jakarta by Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia returns for the 8th time this month. Running from Thursday 25 until Sunday 28, Southeast Asia’s foremost international art fair will see artists from eleven countries (and 40 international galleries) showcase their work in the Grand Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place.
Occupying a 7,500 square metre area at the Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, Bazaar Art Jakarta has become the main destination for art collectors and enthusiasts in Indonesia and Asia Pacific alike.
While the venue inside a shopping mall will further increase public exposure of the arts in line with the idealism of Bazaar Art Jakarta to greater promote public awareness and appreciation of the arts, convenient opening times will allow the art fair to maximize promotions.
This year, Bazaar Art Jakarta has appointed Vivi Yip as the Fair Director. Vivi is the founder of Vivi Yip Art Room, Jakarta, and supports the Young Indonesians Contemporary Artists (YICA) community. As a South East Asian paintings specialist and Indonesian representative at Sotheby’s Singapore for more than ten years, an art collector and a gallery owner, and with her outstanding dedication and many contributions to the development of the arts in Indonesia, she will surely bring a fresh, new approach to Bazaar Art Jakarta.
“I’m very excited to bring Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016 on. There will be many programmes which will attract more visitors and art collectors to come and see this art fair. The artworks will be displayed in an educative, interactive, and fun way,” said Vivi.
An independent curator, Rifky Effendy has been appointed as the Creative Director of Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016. He has experience in various local and international art events. “The local community still has little interest in art. With the various programmes presented at Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016, we expect that the art community – and artwork itself – will interact with the public at large and engage more public attention,” said Rifky.
For more information about the exhibiting galleries, artists, and schedule visit www.bazaar.artjakarta.com