Taman Ismail Marzuki is a center of arts and culture in Jakarta, which is located on Jalan Cikini Raya No. 73, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. Taman Ismail Marzuki is built on a total land area of nine acres. This place was used to be known as a recreational park named “Taman Raden Saleh” (usually abbriviated “TRS”), which served as the Jakarta Zoo before being moved to Ragunan. Taman Ismail Marzuki was established on 10 November 1986 by the Jakarta Governor at the time, Ali Sadikin, with the goal to develop and advance arts and form a forum for artists in Jakarta to channel all of his work.
At Taman Ismail Marzuki you’ll find galleries like Cipta II and Cipta III. Cipta II Gallery is an exhibition space that is slightly larger than Cipta III Gallery. Both galleries can be used for exhibitions of painting and sculptures, discussions and seminars, and screenings of short films. This building can accommodate approximately 80 paintings and 20 sculptures and equipped with air conditioning, special lighting, sound and panels that can be moved around. In addition you will also find a used book store near Cipta III Galery. A new Grand Theatre was also built with the latest models and adopts the style of one of the traditional houses in Indonesia. In this area there are also many small comfortable restaurants that sell food with reasonable prices.
How to get here (see the route map)
From Tanah Abang: Go to Platform 3/5 and take the Yellow Line heading to Manggarai. Change your route and go to Platform 3/5 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota and stop at Cikini Station. Take a 13-minute walk to the northwest.
From Sudirman: Go to Platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Manggarai. Change your route and go to Platform 3/5 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota and stop at Cikini Station. Take a 13-minute walk to the northwest.
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