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Museum MACAN

Jakarta

4 Nov 2017

Indonesia’s first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art opens this November. The inaugural exhibition will showcase artworks by Indonesian masters and leading international artists alike, setting the tone for the ongoing programme. The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) has been founded by Indonesian philanthropist and leading collector Haryanto Adikoesoemo. It will present an annual programme of special exhibitions from the museum’s collection of over 800 modern and contemporary works, as well as working in collaboration with other museums around the world. Led by director Aaron Seeto, the museum will also actively commission new works that broaden perspectives and support cross-cultural exchange in and beyond Indonesia. Find out more about the opening from the Museum MACAN’s website.

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Ngaso (1964), Sindudarsono Sudjojono. Collection of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN)

Ngaso (1964), Sindudarsono Sudjojono. Collection of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN)

Rush 20 (Cloister) (1980), Robert Rauschenberg. Collection of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN)

Rush 20 (Cloister) (1980), Robert Rauschenberg. Collection of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN)

Preliminary rendering of the exterior of Museum MACAN. MET Studio Design Ltd.

Preliminary rendering of the exterior of Museum MACAN. MET Studio Design Ltd.

Melt (triptych) (2008), Entang Wiharso. Collection of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN)

Melt (triptych) (2008), Entang Wiharso. Collection of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN)

Infinity Mirrored Room – Brilliance of the Souls (2014) Yayoi Kusama. © Yayoi Kusama, Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/ Singapore

Infinity Mirrored Room – Brilliance of the Souls (2014) Yayoi Kusama. © Yayoi Kusama, Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/ Singapore

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