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RENDEVOUS AT YOGYAKARTA CONDE NAST TRAVELER, CHINA

AUGUST 2014, CHINA

RENDEVOUS AT YOGYAKARTA CONDE NAST TRAVELER, CHINA

Visit LWH Gallery, Shanghai.It is currently hosting an art exhibition “Impression Indonesia”. Two Indonesian artists from Yogyakarta – Harun and Yuli, share some of the most interesting places in Yogyakarta.

 

Yuli Kodo – Classical Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is a royal city filled with rich Javanese culture. The sunrise at the famous Borobudur is most spectacular. It is best to stay in the vicinity of the site the night before. Manohara and Tembi Rumah Budaya are two distinctive local resorts near Borobudur. Yogyakarta is renown for its batik, sculpture, ceramic and silverware. Jalan Kasongan wholesale market and Beringharjo are wonderful place for shopping. At Jimbaran Resto, House of Raminten and Gajah Wong Resto, one can find authentic Javanese and Indonesian cuisine with a cosy ambience. In the evening, one could enjoy a Ramayana dance performance at Prambanan temple. It is the largest and perhaps the most beautiful Hindu temple in Indonesia.

 

Harun – Art Pulse of Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is the heart of Javanese art and culture. Almost every other day, there will be a new art exhibition somewhere in Yogyakarta. When I need inspiration, I will visit the Yogyakarta National Museum. The museum building used to be my school, the Indonesia Institute of Art. Most of Indonesia’s great masters have shown their works at the museum. One of Indonesia’s foremost art collect, Dr Oei Hong Djien’s private museum – OHD Museum, is located at Malang, which is not far from Yogyakarta. Dr Oei supports many young Indonesian artists who have become masters of contemporary art. The museum has an excellent collection of art covering a wide genre – certainly a treasure trove of contemporary Indonesian art.