5 Must-Visit Art Space in Jakarta

5 Must-Visit Art Space in Jakarta

As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta has always been known for its business centers, shopping scenes, and culinary options. However, people often forget that Jakarta is also home to rich art cultures. From museums to galleries and even pop-up exhibitions and private collections, Jakarta’s art scenes are a must-visit when you are in the city. Moreover, visiting art galleries will not only help your Instagram feed to look better, but it also can give you inspiration and relieve your stress. Listed below are some of the art scenes worth stopping by while visiting Jak(Art)a:

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1. Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN), Kebon Jeruk

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Museum MACAN (Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara)

Often labeled as the most photogenic museum, The Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) is the first museum dedicated entirely to international modern and contemporary art. It introduces works by various notable artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Ju Ming, and it also has an exhibition space of over 4,000 square meters. Other than that, you can also grab a cup of coffee in the café area inside the museum.

What Visitors Say:

“I personally enjoy spending time in the museum because it offers many interesting facts and details. Every exhibition is different and it never fails to impress me every time I visit this place.”

– Edrickpp @ Tripadvisor.com

“Finally, Indonesia has a museum this cool and it can be enjoyed by every type of person. Museum Macan can be an alternative travel destination for families on the weekend instead of just visiting the malls.”

– gotravelly.com

Entrance fee: Student: Rp90.000,00, General: Rp100.000,00. Family package (2 adults, 2 children): Rp300.000,00, Annual pass: Rp300.000,00 

Address: AKR Tower Level M, Jl. Perjuangan No.5, RT.11/RW.10, Kb. Jeruk, Kec. Kb. Jeruk, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11530

Phone: +622122121888

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am — 6 pm.

2. Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace, Kemang

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Dia.Lo.Gue. Artspace 

As the name suggests, Dia.Lo.Gue aims to provide an art space in Jakarta where a genuine creative dialogue can start to happen between artists, designers, and the general public. Their name also can be interpreted as ‘He/She – You – Me’, and in that sense, the artspace intends to reach out to many different people, ages and personalities as their audiences and artists. In the artspace, you will be able to find artworks in all sorts of forms including toys, stationeries, and even home appliances. This artspace also does not only exhibit artworks but they also hold workshops and interesting talk shows.

What Visitors Say:

“Through its many embodiments Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace democratizes the world of art and design while providing an unexpectedly tranquil and soul-fulfilling escape from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta”

– JakartaGlobe.id

“The place itself is cozy since this is an artspace, the place is unique and it has a lot of large mirrors. The coffee itself is also quite good.”

– Patricia A @ Tripadvisor.com

Entrance fee: no fee, however joining the talk shows/workshops prices may vary accordingly

Address: Jl. Kemang Sel. No.99A, Bangka, Kec. Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12730

Phone: +62217199671/72

Opening hours: Open daily at 9 am – 9 pm (kitchen closes at 6 pm)

3. MOJA Museum, Pondok Indah

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MOJA Museum

Known as the artspace for Gen Z-ers and Millennials, MOJAMuseum offers multiple Instagram-able spots throughout this art space in Jakarta. Unlike most museums, MOJAMuseum is lively and colorful-themed. “Cinema Art” was their previous theme and their latest theme is “Roller Skate”. With this, the art space aims to not only provide lots of areas to take Instagram-able pictures, but also an interactive experience for its customers.

What Visitors Say:

“Lots of different thematic rooms in MOJA Museum surely won’t bore you out. Besides, the design for the spots inside makes the rooms look photogenic. The location of the venue is also strategic and can be easily accessed.”

– Syifa Shafira Afiani @ Woop.id

“Overall, it was a worth the money I spent, as the place has so many different varieties of rooms inside”

– Oppakuliner.com 

Entrance fee:

Weekdays: 2-hour pass: Rp90.000,00, All day pass: Rp150.000,00

Weekends: 2-hour pass: Rp110.000,00, All day pass: Rp200.000,00

Address: Jl. Metro Pondok Indah Blok Tb No.27 9 16, Pondok Pinang, Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta City, Jakarta 12310

Phone: +6282273000730

Opening hours: Monday to Friday at 11 am — 8 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 10 am —10 pm

4. Art: 1 New Museum, Gunung Sahari

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Art:1 New Museum

Established in 1983, and previously known as Mon Décor Gallery, Art:1 New Museum is an art space in Jakarta in the form of a private museum as well as a gallery with a 4,000sqm space. Fully covered with white walls, this art space not only exhibits paintings, but also video art and photography. Art:1 New Museum focuses on exhibitions featuring works by Indonesian older artists, as well as modern and contemporary artists while Art Space:1 arranges art exhibitions by emerging contemporary artists. 

What Visitors Say:

“The place was great, even for a date. And i realized the art wasn’t just those being displayed on the wall, the building itself is also an art”

– Prasnu R. P. @ Traveloka.com

“I enjoy looking at the amazing arts. The museum also has a guide that showed us the big painting that changes depending on the lighting. Overall, the museum is a very comfortable place to visit.”

– Gabriela P. @ Traveloka.com

Entrance fee: Rp100.000,00 (please contact the phone number for more information)

Address: Jl. Rajawali Selatan Raya No.3, RW.6, Gn. Sahari Utara, Kecamatan Sawah Besar, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10720

Phone: +622164700168

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday at 10 am — 6 pm and Sunday 10 am — 4 pm

5. Nadi Gallery, Kembangan

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Nadi Gallery

Located on the west side of Jakarta, Nadi Gallery is an art space in Jakarta was founded by a young collector of Indonesian Art: Biantoro Santoso in 2000. The word “Nadi” in Indonesian means pulse, and as the name suggests, the artspace intends to breathe life into developments in contemporary art in Indonesia.  Nadi Gallery has shown works by artists such as Agus Suwage, Handiwirman Saputra, and Jumaldi Alfi.

What Visitors Say:

“Beautiful art gallery with interesting paintings, sculptures, and other 3D objects. They also hold fun parties, definitely a gem of West Jakarta”

– Don A @ Google Reviews

“Great place, cozy and aesthetic. A very good place to appreciate the arts and painting. It has different themes at each event, good for your art reference.”

– Maureen C @ Google Reviews

Entrance fee: (please contact the phone number for more information)

Address: Jl. Kembang Indah III No.4-5, RT.6/RW.6, Kembangan Sel., Kec. Kembangan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11610

Phone: +62215805677

Opening hours: (please contact the phone number for more information)

So, what are you waiting for? Go visit one of these amazing art scenes in Jakarta and get inspired!

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