The person behind the upcoming ambitious Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Museum MACAN) in Nusantara, Indonesia, is a businessman whose impressive collection of over 800 artworks spans both international and Indonesian art. The president of PT AKR Corporindo, a chemical and energy logistics company, as well as a luxury property developer, Adikoesoemo is already a major player in the Indonesian art community and abroad, and is well known for collecting works by such artists as Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, and Affandi. He is also a trustee of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Adikoesoemo has set his sights on arts education and community engagement in financing the Museum MACAN, which opened in November 2017 in West Jakarta under the auspices of Aaron Seeto, formerly the curatorial manager of Asian and Pacific art at the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia, who currently serves as director.
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