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Imagining Jakarta

BY Carina Cha

Installation views of "Imagining Jakarta" curated by Rifky Effendy. •

Though writers often refrain from referring to the press release in their writing, the premise of this show is based on an insecure notion that "Jakarta has never been given the chance to succeed" - but why sell themselves short too soon? The organizers say that in the past there has been a severe lack of art discourse, imagination and participation in the Indonesian capital, but that time is officially over with the…

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