A visitor takes a look at Olafur Eliasson's artwork titled " Multiverses and Futures" at Museum MACAN in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta on March 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Museum MACAN Welcomes Back Visitors After Almost a Year of Closure

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

MARCH 12, 2021

Jakarta. Jakarta’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, or Museum MACAN, finally reopened its doors on Wednesday, after almost a year of Covid-related closure.

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno recently gave his nod for exhibitions to be held again, as long as they comply with the cleanliness, health, safety, and environment sustainability (CHSE) guidelines. To avoid mass crowding, only a limited number of people can enter the gallery at a time.

An exciting lineup of programs are underway to welcome back visitors.

People can explore Southeast Asia's contemporary art at the “Stories Across Rising Lands” exhibition. Semesta dan Angan/Multiverses and Dreams: Selections from the Collection of Museum MACAN” brings together a cross-cultural selection of works. Whilst the upcoming "UOB Museum MACAN Children’s Art Space Commission: Tales of Nowhere by Citra Sasmita” exhibition will tell the story of an animal kingdom.

Exhibitions “Melati Suryodarmo: Why Let the Chicken Run?” and the “UOB Museum MACAN Children's Art Room: Colors in a Cave by Mit Jai Inn” will also make a comeback after a year-long, pandemic-induced delay. 

Those staying home can still tune in to online art panel discussions and enjoy the 360 virtual tour.

Visitors line up during Museum MACAN reopening at Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta on March 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Visitors line up at Museum MACAN at Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, on March 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman is seen in front of artwork from Tan Vatey and Sinta Wibowo during Museum MACAN reopening in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta on March 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The mirror on Tan Vatey and Sinta Wibowo's artwork reflects the image of a visitor. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A video shows a performance art of thirty female performers wear white uniforms that obscure their faces for Melati Suryodarmo
A video shows an art performance of thirty female performers in white dresses and veil for Melati Suryodarmo. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A visitor watches an photography artwork from Melati Suryodarmo at Museum MACAN in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta on March 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A visitor admires Melati Suryodarmo's photography. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A security man stands on guard during Museum MACAN reopening on March 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A security guard on duty during the Museum MACAN reopening on March 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Bandu Darmawan Photon Highway is represented during Museum MACAN reopening on March 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Bandu Darmawan Photon Highway makes a comeback for the reopening. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man an artwork from Olafur Eliasson titled Multiverses and Futures at Museum MACAN in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta on March 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Olafur Eliasson's artwork titled "Multiverses and Futures". (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Visitors enjoying exhibition during Museum MACAN reopening on March 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Visitors look in awe at Museum MACAN's artworks. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Visitor enjoying exhibition at Museum MACAN in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta on March 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Museum MACAN at Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta, reopens on March 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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