Museum Macan

Indonesia’s First International Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art

Indonesia’s first international Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art in Nusantara (spelling out @museummacan, the word for “tiger” in Bahasa Indonesia) opens its doors to the public on November 4, showcasing a quarter of a century’s worth of collection consisting of more than 800 pieces of artwork owned by the property developer Haryanto Adikoesoemo, scattered around a 2000sqm-size structure that was designed by the architecture firm Met Studio London. 

Art enthusiasts would appreciate the attention taken to the design of the space, as well as the pieces made by the well-appreciated local artists such as Raden Saleh and Sudjojono, standing alongside major world-renowned names such as Jeff Koons, Robert Rauscheberg, Gerhard Richter, Yayoi Kusuma and Park Seo-Bo. “Our facilities are of international standard, so we will be able to take in loans from other museums.” says Museum Macan‘s director, Aaron Seeto.

@alexandermatius - S. Sudjojono 1964,@museummacan - Robert Rauschenberg

Musem Macan‘s first exhibition ‘Art Turns. World Turns. Exploring the Collection of Museum Macan’ was a curation by Indonesian curator Agung Hujatnika, and peripatetic curator Charles Esche, who both took a retrospective focus when navigating the path between national identity and international influence. Some pieces looked at the way exoticism was first constructed in Indonesia, others took a look at the struggle for nationhood. And closer to today… it looked at globalization. Keen to take a look? 

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