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16 Widayat Paintings Have Been Returned

Good news from Magelang, as there is 16 more paintings that have been returned to Museum Widayat. With the return of these paintings to the museum, Magelang Police Department has also put a ‘suspect’ status to one of Widayat’s son, Wicaksono Adi. Read more... Indonesian version

The Polemics of Trade Ethics at Art Stage Singapore 2013

What’s the story behind the Indonesian Pavilion (IP) that was part of Art Stage Singapore (ASS) 2013? Unlike previous years, this year ASS set up a particular booth titled IP, featuring 36 Indonesian contemporary artists. The booth drew criticism from the Association of Indonesian Art Gallery (AGSI) because it is considered to be damaging...

Delving into Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale: From Mapping to Exploration

Held for the second time, Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale (JCCB #2) sets to affirm ceramics as an important media to be observed in contemporary art. What distinguishes JCCB #2 with its theme of Crafting Identity from JCCB #1 two years ago?  Highlight: Whereas JCCB #1 attempted to map out the latest development from artists who use...

Latest News about Museum Widayat’s Collection: 37 out of 141 Paintings Have Been Returned

2 of Widayat’s children followed their conscience. They refused to accept a number of paintings that Haji Widayat stated must remain at Museum Widayat. The family of the late Hendro Wardoyo and Agung Wijonarko declined to receive paintings that were taken from the museum on 10th January 2013. On 18th January 2013, both of...

Do Not Let Their “Relentless Struggle” Go in Vain: Behind the Theft at Museum Widayat

“... the works of art that have been registered at the museum, whether they are my own works or works by other artists cannot be bought and sold, nor can they be subject to a change-of-hands, by my children and offspring, or by anybody else. What belongs to the museum should stay the property...

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