Monday, January 22, 2018

Museum MACAN Jakarta // Infinity Mirrored Room by Yayoi Kusama

Infinity Mirrored Room Yayoi Kusama Museum MACAN |
こんにちは,ドリーマー! I don't usually write about Museum or Exhibition here, but I MUST for this one! I didn't think I would make it to this hype museum because it's quite far and I didn't know who to ask to accompany there. Then, one of my friend asked if I want to go with them, of course I said yes. Therefore, I can write it here, yeay!
Museum MACAN (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara) was already open since 4 November last year, and I'm actually visited it pretty late, but it doesn't really matter, right? It's located at AKR Tower (Jalan Panjang, Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta) level MM. Simply ask the security there if you can't find the venue ;) It's better to buy the ticket via their website, it costs IDR 50k for adult, IDR 40k for students/senior, and IDR 30k for child. You still have a chance to visit it until 18 March 2018, so don't you buy your ticket now? Hehe.
Before entering the museum, we will pass the ticket checking gate first. The security will check your stuff and the rules are pretty strict. I brought my usual black backpack and he told me to leave it to the deposit counter because it's too big. I asked him why (I just have too much "why?" stocks in my brain) and he said it's the rules. Okay, sir. You can't bring your drinking water inside, too. 
| Tips: bring a small bag/pouch so you don't need to leave them.
Museum MACAN features 90 artworks from the Museum's collection in around 4000 meter square venue, which is pretty big and spacious (and cool!). Oh, they also offering some program and workshops!  I am no expert in art nor musem/exhibition thingy so this is pretty much just sharing what I love from the exhibition :) 
To be honest, I'm not a painting lover (just personal preference) and more into installation/ modern art. So.... I actually just left those parts and went straight to last section. I planned to go back from the front later tho, but I couldn't make it in the end. 
I have always wanted to see these cute artworks and installation since I saw them on Instagram. I'm a big fan of cute/kawaii artworks, so I know Takashi Murakami. I've fallen in love with these two cute rabbits called Kiki and Kaikai, oh look at that flower ball too!

This artwork is so me; "I do not rule my dreams, my dreams rule me."
Another artwork I love is this "Asean +3" by  Yukinori Yanagi. It's an artwork from the "Flag" series that consists of 13 national flags that make up the 10 members of the ASEAN + China, Japan, and South Korea. What amazed me is that each flag is made from colored sand and connected by transparent tubes....with ANTS INSIDE! I spent a lot of time here, lol.
Read this artwork and I was like "Hahahaha, genius". 
Also amazed by this artwork made by gunpowder :O
Anddd, finally the highlight of this post: Infinity Mirrored Room by Yayoi Kusama! Actually this is the main reason I want to visit Museum MACAN. The color combination just sooo me: pink, blue, yellow. I've been  a fan of Yayoi Kusama's infinity room. So sad I didn't visit the exhibition in Tokyo T.T 
We need to queue to get into this small room and we're only given 30 seconds because of the crowd. On the weekdays you can get 40 or 45 seconds, tho. Basically, everyone just want to take a photo inside this room. Well, me included. I queued for around 40 minutes and managed to take some photos. BUT! I didn't enjoy the artwork at all because I was busy taking photos. Which made me decided to queue again, this time to just enjoying the masterpiece (this time 1 hour *sigh*). You know, people these days visiting museum/exhibition not to purely enjoy the artworks, but taking photos for their Instagram feeds. I tried really hard to just shot some pics and enjoying the artworks without camera.
How to take the photos inside: step in straight, stop behind the yellow circle, and take your best shot. Be careful because there is water inside. Don't touch anything and no flash, please.
| Tips: Set your camera before you go in, Auto and Burst mode is recommended ;p
Here are some installations outside (you can enjoy them before going in or after visiting Infinity Mirrored Room). My favorites of course this Yayoi Kusama's "The Visionary Flowers" and Hulk Wheel Barrow. 
And guess what! I coincidentally met my friend Paula there :))) We spent most of our time together back then in middle school, hahaha. 
In the end, it's a shame I couldn't enjoy all of the artworks there. I even passed some sections because I spent too much time queuing for that Infinity Mirrored Room. Will visit it again by myself, maybe. Jaa, see ya on the next post 💖

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