Europe has been the land of great artwork for centuries, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Van Gogh are only few names of the legendary artist from Europe. Their works have been accepted, admired, and recognized by art lovers around the world. this is why Penetrating the world art market, particularly Europe, is not an easy job. But, it’s not impossibble.

Some of Indonesian artists have the opportunity to show their artwork in Paris, in an exhibition which is held by Louis Vuitton. The Espace Louis Vuitton is an innovative space of cultural and artistic expression inaugurated in January, 2006, where it expresses completely the creativity and the artistic dimension of the Maison Louis Vuitton. The Espace Louis Vuitton produces and hosts three exhibitions per year, around the themes of travel, heritage, art and fashion. Each exhibition attracts more than 10 000 visitors. Initiator of meetings and exchanges, the Espace Louis Vuitton embodies the fidelity of Louis Vuitton in its commitment in favour of the artists. The theme for this year’s exhibition is Trans-Figurations – Indonesian Mythologies.

Some of the Indonesian contemporary artist who got the opportunity to participate are Heri Dono, Arie Dyanto, Mella Jaarsma, Jompi Jompet, Agung Kurniawan, Eko Nugroho, Garin Nugroho, dan Ariadyhitya. Most of the artworks displayed in the exhibitions are paintings. Some of the artist were wearing batik as they explain their work to the visitors. This is a big step for Indonesian artists to be recognized by the world. As Indonesian, it’s important for us to contribute to the progress of Indonesia. Among the onslaught political news that often diminish our love for this country, we should still try to do something to make this nation proud. These artists have showed a passion for Indonesia. Come on, continue working Indonesia!


translated and re-written by Elvira Silviani P. Siswoyo
edited by Farah Fitriani