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Calling all art lovers! If you’re looking for an interesting event that integrates contemporary arts, paintings, visual arts, installations, cultural experiences, discussions, workshops and much more under one single roof, then Art Sampoerna 2017 is where you need to be this weekend. Not convinced yet? Read on.

Art Sampoerna is the latest addition to Indonesia’s growing art-fair scene and a must-visit event to pencil into any art lover’s calendar. Initiated by Mobiliari Group, publisher of Indonesia Tatler, in partnership with Putera Sampoerna Foundation, Art Sampoerna is a presentation of the latest developments in contemporary art and the cultural creative fields in Indonesia.

This exhibition will be held at The Atrium of the Sampoerna Strategic Square building in Jakarta, and will be open to the public from May 19 to May 21 with an official opening night on Thursday May 18. With a theme of "Flow Into Now", this can't-miss exhibition will be curated by Rizki A. Zaelani from the National Gallery Of Indonesia. Here are four reasons why you should attend the exhibition:

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It’s More Than Just An Exhibition

Art Sampoerna will offer you the opportunity to catch up on some amazing recent contemporary arts developments and the latest on what’s happening in the curtural creative scene in Indonesia. But not only that, over three days, Art Sampoerna will also hold workshops and discussions about various aspects of the world of contemporary arts.

These workshops include painting, sculpture, calligraphy, crafting, and many more. In addition, there will also be Art Projects that will display the art installations made from recycled materials and goods in collaboration with several architects. Last but not least, there will also be Young And Creative programmes, such as pop-up stores and art tours for communities and schools.

Art Pieces That Will Inspire

Art Sampoerna will host around 48 Indonesian artists from various regions—Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Bali—and from various backgrounds, like fine art, design, photography, fashion, and architecture. With artists like Auguste Soesastro, Hanafi, Dolorosa Sinaga, Krisgatha Achmad, Nus Salomo, Ykha Amelz, Arkiv Vilmansa, Erwin Windu Pranata, Dikdik Sayahdikumullah, R.E. Hartanto, Farhan Siki, Heri Dono, Ichwan Noor, and Teja Astawa, the artists chosen for this year’s Art Sampoerna will focus on myriad different topics.

From spectacular installations to sculptures and paintings, these artworks are sure to be a true delight for art lovers. And with these inspirational art pieces, there will be a lot of experiences and insights that you can take away from this event.

Networking With Art Collectors

Art Sampoerna is not only about exhibiting recent artworks from various artists, but will also definitely attract the attention of many of the biggest art collectors in Indonesia. These are the collectors who own priceless art collections and even art museums.

As a visitor, when you stumble upon an artwork you will have the chance to meet with these prominent art collectors and broaden your network with them. This networking opportunity can be used to gain access to the bigger art community, and you’re probably going to walk away from the event much smarter and more informed.

A Unique Insight Into Art And ‘Space’

Entitled “Flow for Now”, the emphasis at Art Sampoerna this year is about space, which is taken from an architectural idea. But not only showcasing architect-driven building designs, this exhibition will also embrace the idea of experimenting a concept to interpret or formulate a person’s experience about space.

The exhibition will unite the newest development in the world of fine art, design, photography, fashion, and architecture. With a focus on diverse topics, Art Sampoerna will provide you with new and unique insights about the art scene in the country.

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