Salihara Opens

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August 8, 2018 — by Indonesian Writers

Last updated on August 08, 2018 at 8:17 am




On this day in 2008, Komunitas Salihara was officially opened as an arts center in southern Jakarta. It’s the first privately-funded multidisciplinary arts center in Indonesia. It was established by a number of writers, artists, journalists, and art lovers, as a new incarnation of Komunitas Utan Kayu; a small arts collective which was started in 1996 and was active both as an arts enclave and a centre for resistance during the last years of the New Order era..