Art 1: A Hidden Museum in Jakarta


Art: 1 New Museum and Art Space is the official name of the museum. Initially this museum is the Art Gallery Mon Decor founded by Martha Gunawan since 1983. The gallery is located in several places including Plaza Senayan, Wisma Mulia and Grand Indonesia Shopping Town

Because it requires a larger space to showcase the artwork, in 2011 the gallery opened the Art: 1 as a forum to show the work of artists and perform various other activities.

Art: 1 New Museum and Art Space consists of three floors, the new museum and the art space is only separated by sort of corridor at each floor. In terms of the shape of the room, the museum tends to give the impression of a conventional square, while the Art Space is oval and giving the impression of a contemporary feels.

Art: 1 New Museum has a collection of prominent artists such as Heri Dono or Affandi. The Art Space is served for young artists to show their work. New Museum has many diverse collections of paintings, sculpture and also installation art works. While at Art Space, you can find video art, installation, photography, and painting.

If you are a lover of contemporary art, please come to Art: 1 New Museum and Art Space. It is located in Jalan Rajawali Selatan Raya No. 3, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta. This place can be an alternative for those who are tired of shopping malls or other tourist destination that are commonly enjoyed in Jakarta.

For further information please @Art_1Museum or log on to their website

How to get here (see the route map):

From Juanda / Gondangdia / Cikini go to platform 2 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Bekasi/Depok/Bogor and stop at Manggarai. Go to platform 5 then take the Yellow Line heading to Jatinegara and stop Rajawali and take 8 minute walks to the southeast

From Tanah Abang / Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Jatinegara and stop Rajawali and take 8 minute walks to the southeast

see the link map or the map below

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