Plants and foliage have always surrounded Indonesians. But today, there's a distinct passion for plants among younger people. This in-depth unearths how the green renaissance attests to life in the concrete jungle and how this movement revives the urge to care for nature.
In this installment of Manual Excursion, we walk down the halls of the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics in downtown Kota Tua, where archives of historical paintings and ancient ceramic works commemorate the country’s bygone years.
It has not been long since the new normal took place, and Jakarta has already made its blaring comeback. Meanwhile, in Surakarta, things are a little quieter, and the sights—captured by Surakarta-based photographers Angga Baktif and Asy Shahid—narrate a slow life. With a string of unrest happening around the world, many wish to make do the anguish with a moment of repose.
It has been a rollercoaster ride for e-commerce businesses amidst the pandemic. While increased demands and engagements may look like silver linings, there are also setbacks that further shape the new normal for e-commerce. We take a look at online businesses, from market leaders to independent brands, in how they’re readjusting the nature of their work under the shadow of the pandemic.
As businesses opt for ways to adapt while staying true to their ethos, we seek insights from local brands and creative individuals, who are switching gears to the virtual world with interactive contents and collaborative campaigns as their game plan.
Museum MACAN launched its first-ever Arisan Karya, an art auction programme to support local artists where buyers did not simply purchase the artwork they covet—it was done by random raffle. From the pool of 103 artists involved in this first edition, we talked to four artists: Agan Harahap, Anton Ismael, duo Irfan Hendrian and Rega Rahman and Dina Angeliana Pane to reveal the intrigues of their artworks.