“Today you have added another candle of knowledge and wisdom to your life. May it give you the power to enlighten the whole world. On your birthday, I wish you joy and happiness.

Debasish Mridha

Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara Museumor more familiarly called Museum MACAN is one of the most popular museums to date. How come? MACAN Museum carries a different theme from most existing museums. It’s anti-mainstream about children’s language now. If in general, a museum gives a complete horror impression ranging from dinosaurs to ancient humans, this museum actually gives us millions of colors and lights.

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Not to mention remembering that Musem MACAN does indeed carry a concept that can be considered contemporary. Equipped with a cafe with a panoramic view of Jakarta and as if deliberately giving a spot to its exhibition to pose with a camera, this first modern and contemporary art museum in Indonesia seems to be calling all young people to visit. Holidays at affordable prices while beautifying Instagram, who can resist the charm of the Instagramable museum?

Not felt, it turns out that Museum MACAN turns 3 years old on November 7, 2020, you know! Many impressions have been made and this museum is certainly ready to give a new message to all its audiences.

Here are 3 facts about Museum MACAN that make you both salute and curious!

1. Included in Time Magazine’s 2018 “World’s 100 Greatest Places”

Great Gigantic Pumpkin pada Museum MACAN, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Debuting on 7 November 2017, this museum immediately attracted the attention of not only the people of Jakarta but also the world. This is proven by the award that was awarded directly by Time Magazine in 2018.

Cooperating with many well-known local and international artists, in fact, it has succeeded in shaking the general public, especially lovers of contemporary art. The first exhibition entitled “Art Turns. World Turns. “ succeeded in arousing the public’s curiosity and compactly flocking to visit the museum which is located in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta.

2. Infinity Mirrored Room dari Yayoi Kusama Tenyata Beneran Infinity

Beauty Infinity Mirrored Room
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When visiting the MACAN Museum, it is not separated from the name of the plan, because the exhibition or exhibition on display does not last forever. Monitoring from the official websiteand Instagram can be an alternative for potential visitors. One of the most planned or chased exhibitions by visitors is a work by Yayoi Kusama with the theme “Life Is the Heart of a Rainbow”. In fact, it can be said that the Instagramble museum title that Museum MACAN earned is thanks to this Yayoi Kusama exhibition. Call it Great Gigantic Pumpkin, Dots Obsession, Narcissus Garden, Love Forever, My Eternal Soul, Experiments in Japan, Flower that Bloom at Midnight, andInfinity Mirrored Room.

All the works of Yayoi Kusama will really beautify your Instagram, especially the Infinity Mirrored Room. The colorful lights that glowed in the dark and reflected from the mirror would amaze her because of her beauty. This spot is one of the mandatory places to pose at the MACAN Museum. Through dim lighting but beautifully executed, resulting in photos that are mysterious and romantic at the same time.

In fact, Museum MACAN has good news from the Infinity Mirrored Room, namely that the exhibition is really infinity, aka not seasonal. So, for those who didn’t have the chance to go to Museum MACAN yesterday or weren’t satisfied to take pictures because they were only given 20 seconds per person, don’t hesitate to come back. MACAN Museum really facilitates us to pamper our hearts and souls with the Infinity Mirrored Room.

3. Impatiently Waiting For The Soul Trembles from Chihari Shiota

Before entering the year 2020 which presents this pandemic, in December 2019 the MACAN Museum has announced its 2020 Exhibition Line Up. Some of them have successfully performed, such as Why Let the Chicken Run by Melati Suryodarmo and Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt. The two masterpieces also received positive responses for Museum MACAN, but there is still one more thing that the public is waiting for, namely The Soul Trembles from Chihari Shiota.

The Soul Trembles by Chihari Shiota, Impatiently Awaited at Museum MACAN
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The largest solo exhibition by Chihari Shiota aims to convey the “presence in absence” that Shiota has explored throughout his career, and hopes that visitors will definitely gain an understanding of the meaning and journey of life, as well as how the soul works. This exhibition will showcase the complete complexity of the main ingredient of wool yarn. I can’t wait to see The Soul Trembles from Chihari Shiota at MACAN Museum.

Those were the three facts about Museum MACAN that definitely got you excited there, right? How? Surely you can’t wait to take photos in the Infinity Mirrored Room or think about The Soul Trembles, huh?

Once again, Happy 3rd Anniversary Museum MACAN!

A visit to a museum is a search for beauty, truth, and meaning in our lives. Go to museums as often as you can.

Maira KALman