MACAN, Jakarta's new contemporary art museum

Indonesian modern art brings the country vividly to life and will soon have a new showcase.

Jakarta’s rapidly expanding art scene is set for another addition in 2017 with the expected opening of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara MACAN. Given that Indonesian art has made quite a splash at major art auctions in Hong Kong over the past 10 years, it seems timely for the country’s capital to have a major contemporary art museum.

Haryanto Adikoesoemo

Yogyakarta, in central Java, already has a large, private modern and contemporary art space, the OHD Museum, with displays of Indonesian paintings, sculptures, installations and new media art. Dr Oei Hong Djien, who started it, has...

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