Budi Tek’s Next Museum Sounds a Bit Like a Theme Park


Budi Tek.


Collector Budi Tek’s next museum (following the Yuz Musuem which opened last year in Shanghai) will be an “art park” in Bali that will charge around $100 as an entry free, the Financial Times reports.

Once inside “everything will be free,” Tek told the FT, presumably meaning he will not charge people for the ability to look at the art.

From the FT:

Attending the fair was the Chinese-Indonesian collector Budi Tek, who inaugurated his Yuz Museum in Shanghai last year. And he is well advanced with plans for another new museum, this time in Bali, close to the capital Denpasar: a “destination” art park with luxury residences for guests on the model of Naoshima in Japan or Inhotim in Brazil. A museum on the five-hectare site, surrounded with forest, will display the monumental works of art he particularly favours, notably the two huge vitrines of rusting submarines by Anselm Kiefer, “Velimir Khlebnikov: Fates of Nations: The New Theory of War” (2011-14) which were on view in the courtyard of the Royal Academy in London last year.
He has also acquired an extra-large “Rain Room” by Random International — the field of falling water a visitor passes through without getting wet, which was a sensation at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2013.

“I am definitely making something very high end,” says Tek. “It will be quite expensive to go in, about $100, but once inside everything will be free.” He plans to open in two years’ time.

(That Rain Room item was first reported by ARTnews yesterday.) Read more at the FT.

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