“Defining daily occurrence is a way to delve into the essence of daily experience: To get out of routine and doubt by finding a certainty that is real, to become human which are able to nurture awareness.” – Manisfesto Keseharian 


Every two years, Galeri Nasional Indonesia presents the most awaited and expansive biennale exhibition named The Manisfesto, presenting the range Indonesia’s fine artists. Entering its fourth edition, the exhibition features the work of 79 mix-medium art form from paintings, sculptures, art prints, to photography held in three sections of the building, taking space of building A, B, C, and pool of Indonesia National Gallery exhibition space.




This year, the theme takes on the subject of everyday occurrence, Mencandra Keseharian (Knowing Daily Life). The exploration of work takes on the idea of taking people out of their daily routine, to stop and reflect and find connectivity between what’s “here” and “there,” between local and global, and the discussion of private and public property. The subjectivity of daily events creates a question of boundaries between the artists of what is perceived to be real for them which also indicates a reflection of current times.



The diversity of culture seeps into the different contemporary art work, when entering the exhibition, you will see various presentation about religion, about profanity, family, or the observing juxtaposition of what contemporary art is.


For almost two weeks, the biggest exhibition is back again to show to us the development of aesthetics and the progressive critical minds of Indonesia’s contemporary artist. 

Manifesto Keseharian #4
Mencandra Tanda-Tanda Masa

20 May – 7 June 2014
Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No.14,
Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat,
DKI Jakarta 10110, Indonesia

Gallery Tour
7 June 2014
Time: 11:00 am – End

– Athina Ibrahim 



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