international modern and contemporary art which is set for a 2017 opening in Jakarta.
MACAN, which stands for Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara and
it is being financed by the president of PT AKR Corporindo and AKR Land
Development, Haryanto Adikoesoemo.
at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.
museum and he will join a thriving art scene in Indonesia. He was previously the
curator of Chinese art at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Adikoesoemo told The New York Times
that he wants Museum MACAN to develop and advance the understanding of
Indonesians about art and the appreciation of art.
with Indonesia and the world, to provide a platform for Indonesian art
internationally and to bring international art to Indonesia,” he adds.
construction and will be located outside the city center in the Kebon Jeruk
district of West Jakarta. It will occupy a whole floor of a building that will
also include offices, apartments, a hotel and retail area.
exchanges between Indonesia and the international art world.