LEGO in Indonesia has always been thought of as children’s toys. Surprisingly, artina.Sarinah is displaying five LEGO installations amongst other artworks in the exhibition located on the sixth floor of Sarinah building, Central Jakarta.
The LEGO exhibition is running from 17-31 May 2023 as a part of artina.Sarinah, a contemporary art exhibition that puts forward the Nusantara cultural values. LEGO itself might not be what comes to mind when one thinks of Nusantara, or art for that matter. But through this collaboration artina aims to invite more people to enjoy art and culture of Indonesia through a different approach and a new experience. “This is the first time LEGO art installation is exhibited along with Indonesian artworks,” says Morine Rociana, the president of Mojosa Creative, the organiser of artina.
The exhibition is a collaboration with Klub LEGO Indonesia (KLI). The five installations are created by four of KLI’s members: Kendy Kusumo, Handi William, Rio Cahyadi and Subagyo W. The making of each of the installations took different approach and duration, ranging from one whole day to six years!