JAKARTA, (PNA/Antara News) — The Indonesian cities of Jakarta, Denpasar, Yogyakarta and Surakarta will host the 7th Indonesia Art Summit from October 8 to 25, Tourism and Creative Industry Minister Mari Elka Pangestu revealed on Thursday.
“There will be contemporary art performances, discussion and workshops. Apart from local performers, the event will also see the participation of performers from six countries, namely the United Kingdom, Austria, the United States, Germany and South Korea,” the minister said.
About 300 artists will perform at the event, whose audience is expected to touch 10,000.
The event has been themed, “Contemporary Art and the Making of Its Market,” Pangestu pointed out, adding that it would aim to increase people`s awareness of contemporary art, while also discussing ways to improve competitiveness among other arts.
The performers taking part in the event are Teater Tetas and Vera Siak Dance (Indonesia), Ensamble Reconcil (Austria), Solid State Arco Renz (Germany), Korean National Contemporary Dance Company (South Korea) and Gandini Junggling (Inggris).