Interior design in a luxury hotel is crucial in creating a memorable staying experience. These top Jakarta hotels were thoroughly designed to create artistically modern and spacious rooms, lobbies and lounges.
OMNIA Dayclub Bali unveils a brand new 3-day event called The Big Weekend on Friday 6 March to Sunday 8 March to welcome back two huge artists, Above & Beyond and Black Coffee.
Ismaya Live has announced 18 artists on its first lineups to be performing at annual summer festival We The Fest 2020 in August at JIExpo Kemayoran.
Along this year, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) has fantastic exhibitions both from renowned local and global artists.
Amir Sidharta tells us a story of one Donald Friend, an artist who was neglected in his home country, but was accepted unconditionally in Bali, the island on which he chose to live in towards the end of his life.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Indonesian artist, educator, and curator Hafiz Rancajale who believes that arts soften our mentality and reduce chaos.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Amir Sidharta talks about Nunung WS and her works.
Amir Sidharta tells us a story of Kartono Yudhokusumo, the Father of Modern Decorative Painting.
Thai artist Mit Jai Inn links the history of the cave to create creative space for UOB Museum MACAN Children’s Art Space Commission
PT Bank UOB Indonesia (UOB Indonesia) on 17 October 2019 presented the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year (Indonesia) Award to West Sumatran artist Anagard.
The annual celebration of contemporary art and design enters a new decade with X, fathoming the depth of an artist’s imagination.
The second edition of the new media art exhibition depicts the intersection between artistic works and science-fiction.
From 23 to 27 October, the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) will bring together over 180 authors, artists and activists from 30 countries for five days of various activities.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Amir Sidharta this time talks about Tegus Ostenrik who presented his idea of creating an installation for Berlin.
Fondly known in the Indonesian art world as “Our man in Paris”, Salim lived in Paris from 1957 until his death over a decade ago at the age of 100. This is his story.
In between meetings at ARTOTEL Thamrin, Fair Director Tom Tandio and Artistic Director Enin Supriyanto shared exciting stories about the fresh look of Art Jakarta
The Embassy of Mexico and Colombia in Jakarta welcomed Mexican pianist Irma Enriquez and Colombian soprano Paola Monroy at a recital performance of Latin music, namely ArtSong Duo.
During Jakarta Art Week, art lovers could see a variety of contemporary works from 10 female artists along Sudirman protocol road span across 21 bus stops and MRT stations from 26 August to 15 September.
In collaboration with Studio Hanafi and Kapal Cinta Community, Ciputra Artpreneur aims to examine art market in Indonesia for homegrown special artists.
Eko Nugroho is a prominent contemporary artist whose name is in the global radar is synonymous with plenty of achievements and merits throughout numerous international exhibitions around Asia, Europe, Australian and America.
While most hotels used to purchase decorative art from manufacturing companies in bulk, nowadays more hotels are acquiring unique, original artworks to deliver a distinctive staying experience.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to three artistic communities that are gaining popularity within their respective medium to emphasise that everyone with the right interest can be an artist of their own making.
As an effort to promote Indonesian cultural heritage to guests and younger generation, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski is hosting a very special programme this month.
Genesis Creative Centre, found in the up-and-coming area of Canggu, elevates the co-working concept and applies this to the creative industries, offering a multi-disciplinary space for those working in the arts.
Trio Benson Putra, Jazz Pratama and Nadia Daniella conceptualised Bartega Paint & Sip, an artistic platform that combines the love of art and appreciation of good drinks.
For the first time in history, the Goethe-Institut Jakarta in collaboration with an Indonesian art collective called ruangrupa has been chosen as the Artistic Director ahead of the 15th edition of the documenta.
Atreyu Moniaga Project’s Mixed Feelings 04 consists of female artists opening up about their struggle against anxiety, perfection, loneliness and bipolar disorder.
French artist Jules Dedet Granel and Katre joined forces with veteran Indonesian urban artists Darbotz and Stereoflow to create a combination of work that showcases street artists’ contribution to the urban landscape.
Converse collaborates with established Indonesian contemporary artist Hanafi for its new Limited Shoes Design line.
Floral artist Sara Malik’s journey into the world of art began as a child. She recalls learning to appreciate nature with her grandmother who was a painter and a floral artist herself.
Hendra Gunawan, Fatur Ridho, and Claudia Panca are three artists with special need whose works are featured on Starbucks tumbler and tote bag.
For Sheila Rooswitha Putri, her hometown Jakarta has become her main source of inspiration. Her most recent comic project talks about the new MRT in Jakarta.
The 10th edition of the Nusantara Exhibition not only focuses on regional representation but also highlights artists’ creative skill to produce contemporary pieces that go beyond traditional art.
Through a collaboration with local artists, the event will be touring to other hotel brands in Bandung, Yogyakarta, and ended up in Bali.
Ruci Art Space, a repository of emerging and established artists to display their creations, held the third installment of their Y: Collect 3.0 Exhibition.
Located in Gunawarman, Djournal House fuses cafe culture, with an addition of an exposed bar, as well as a music corner where one can buy vinyl records by local and international artists.
Animals like Bobo, Alba and other furry friends remind us of humanity. They inspire artists to create artworks, the art pieces in turn monumental.
No matter the reason, one sometimes needs a little help getting the right look - and that’s where make up artists step in.
For an hour a week, Laras Kasih, a community of artists, gives children with cancer a reason to smile.
To celebrate its 15 year, the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (JIJJF) presents a line up of artists geared towards its new target market—millennials.
Celebrating 20 years in his field, Indonesian artist Baron Basuning has a solo exhibit showcasing his abstract work using light.
The longest running festival takes place in a city which inspires artistic dreaming like nowhere else on Earth, Director Wendy Martin tells NOW! Jakarta.
Indonesian artist Abenk Alter explores dualism in his recent exhibition "Interplay" at Ruci Art Space, Jakarta.
Modernist painter, S. Sudjojono was a man of many talents. Both artist and poet, his paintings form a narrative of sorts.
It offered a visual experience, using illustrations depicting the human experience that narrates behind the scene of artist's works.
His painting is not only an recollection of a dark event in memory but is also an exploration of social harmony.
Curated by Axel Ridzky, a total of 15 pieces of works manifest the chronological process of how both artists express their perception of socio-cultural changes.
Artists with disabilities, both from Indonesia and abroad, displayed their work at the National Gallery in an exhibit titled, “Pokok di Ambang Batas”.
Over 300 sketch artists are expected to participate in the fun urban sketching experience and create a unique way to promote the city’s landmarks.
The second annual Spotify On Stage event at Jakarta International Expo saw 7,000 fans gather in one spot to watch their favourite Spotify artists perform live.
community of artists which came together two years ago have displayed their collective talents in a two-day exhibit in Esmod Jakarta’s Kemang outpost.
Ariel Nayaka, 24, is one of Indonesia’s rising hip-hop stars, charting out the future of this genre in the Indonesia’s capital.
Colombian artist LeDania has transformed Taman Ismail Marzuki Jakarta to be more colourful and vibrant. It’s picture perfect and definitely instaworthy.
RUCI Art Space presented GOT PAPER? An exhibit of work by five artists who explored paper through drawings, paintings and collage.
In the upcoming classical concert, Bandung Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Liszt’s Totentanz which follows with Young Steinway Artist Gala Concert.
The Symphony for the Nation concert in August paid tribute to Indonesian artists, highlighted the song about childhood, teacher, and mother earth.
Young curator Gesyada Siregar spoke to NOW!Jakarta about the next generation of Indonesian artists, her work and her efforts to educate youth about art.
Previously named Mon Decor Gallery, Art:1 comprehensively provides museum exhibitions by senior artists, supports emerging artists through its art space.
he artist Fabrizio Dusi has summed up the nature of contemporary society where no one wants to talk or listen.
The interdisciplinary collaboration between poet and author Goenawan Mohamad and renowned painter Muhammad Hanafi has piqued the attention of the art community.
Rumah Jawa Gallery plays host to a group of artist whose intricate palette skills seek answers to life’s dichotomies.
Clay Artists Arti Gidwani and Vibeke Lorentzen along with designer Auguste Soesastro, celebrated the beauty of “celestial fashion” in a ready-to-wear collection
Yayoi Kusama’s exhibit at Museum Macan provides a lens into the complexities that embrace the avant garde artist
In commemorating 20 years since the Reformation, Manifesto 6.0 art exhibition provided evidence of Indonesian artists’ transformation over the past two decades.
UOB Indonesia launched the 2018 UOB Painting of the Year (POY), and invited Indonesian artists to join the competition.
With Sanur’s long history with art - welcoming renowned artists since the 1920s - Sudamala has embraced this artistic history throughout its resort.
Divisi 62 explores the meaning of being Indonesian at an exhibit entitled “Paripurna”, compelling narrative to examine the core of nationality today.
Bali-based glass artist, Ron Seivertson, exhibits his new creation of “Java Man", highlights the history of Indonesia ancient human story.
Alaya Resort Ubud, an unpretentious boutique resort with 105-room property has been designed to reflect Bali as an artistic destination.
Darbotz, an Indonesian mural artist works with Jakarta Intercultural School students to foster creativity through urban art project.
A retrospective of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher's artworks can now be seen at the exhibition “Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder”, currently showing at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.