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Art Jakarta back with a bang

Indonesia’s biggest art fair returns as a live event

Published Wed, Aug 17, 2022 · 04:54 PM

AS with almost everything else, Covid-19 dealt a heavy blow to Indonesia’s visual arts scene as museums and galleries closed for over a year. Some turned to online sales and NFT (non-fungible token) art, but not everyone could make the crossover, and also buyers kept a tight hold on their wallets. Things are looking up now, as Art Jakarta returns as a physical event after a near 2-year hiatus, with a strong contingent of international galleries scheduled to participate in it as travel restrictions ease. In tomorrow’s issue of BTLifestyle, find out more about what’s in store for art collectors.

Meanwhile, on home ground, the Singapore Night Festival returns too, with a slew of events to look forward to. In Design, an intermediate terrace gets lots of light in a unique design that resembles Swiss cheese, leading its architect to label it The Raclette House. For watch lovers, there are some new timepieces to ogle. And if you’re hungry, the newly refurbished Yantra offers up an Indian feast, while a new wagyu butchery is a boon to beef lovers in search of their favourite steak.

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