Art Stage Singapore, the leading contemporary art fair in the city-state, has announced plans to bring the major art eventÂ to neighboring Indonesia with Art Stage Jakarta,Â the fair’s first venture outside of its home base in the seven years since its launch. Slated to take place on August 5 to 7, the festivities will be held at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel, with Lorenzo Rudolf, founder and president of the event, said to be working with Leo Silitonga, owner of Jakarta’s Umahseni gallery, to bring up to 50 galleries to participate.Â Held just four weeks before the annual Bazaar Art Jakarta, the event will offer art enthusiasts and collectors a chance to take a better look at works by Indonesia’s talented contemporary artists through approximately 2,500 artworks.
â€śIndonesia Â is Â the Â heartbeat Â of Â Asia, Â injecting Â the Â region Â with Â energy, Â passion Â and Â creative Â vision for Â art,” Rudolf said. “It Â is Â Southeast Â Asiaâ€™s leading Â center Â of Â art Â production Â and Â collecting Â with Â its Â community Â of Â prolific Â artists Â and Â strong Â base Â of Â experienced Â collectors. Â Art Stage Â Jakarta Â will Â serve Â as Â the worldâ€™s Â unique Â window Â to Â the Â richness Â and Â diversity Â of Â contemporary Â Indonesian art, Â ensuring that Â it will Â have Â a Â strong Â regional Â and Â international Â presence.â€ť