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Art:1 is a private museum and art space showcasing a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions comprising works from Indonesian old masters and extending to Indonesian and international modern and contemporary art.

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Art:1 began life as one of Jakarta’s first commercial galleries and is the private collection of Martha Gunawan, an avid art collector of more than 30 years. The museum is located in Kemayoran in North Jakarta and spans two connecting buildings. Art:1 New Museum houses the permanent collection while Artspace:1 spotlights emerging Indonesian and international artists.

Don’t lose your head. Photo taken in or around Art:1, Jakarta, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Don’t lose your head. Photo: Sally Arnold

The museum was designed by Sardjono Sani of Bias Tekno Art and is entered via a central courtyard that looks to be under construction, but on closer inspection you realise scaffolding the and silver-clad construction workers are part of a large sculptural work covering the administrative section of the building. You are then led into the curved lobby and public space to your right with a cafe, bookshop, ticketing and information counter in a spacious ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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