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Deborah Iskandar | The new frontier: Building a collection of South East Asian Art

There has been an explosive growth in the art world over the past 10 years, especially in the rise of Asian art. The expanding economies in China, Indonesia and elsewhere have fuelled this growth, from the rise of newly affluent local collectors as well as foreigners.

Deborah Iskandar, former managing director of Sothebys and Christies, is often asked how to start collecting, and how to navigate the market. Is it better to buy from auctions, dealers, collectors or even the artist directly? What factors should we consider and what are the pitfalls?

Come and join to our next Evening Lecture Series! The Indonesian Heritage Society offers English-language Evening Lecture series twice a year. The lectures explore the diversity of Indonesia’s contemporary and traditional cultures, focusing on Indonesia’s arts, ethnography, religion, culture, history and natural history.

When: Tuesday, February 26 | 7.00PM
Venue: Erasmus Huis (next to Dutch Embassy) Jl. Rasuna Said, Kav. S-3 Kuningan Selatan, Jakarta

The demand for art, and the corresponding rapid rise in prices, has also encouraged a strong art community of artists, dealers, curators and collectors.

This is particularly true in Indonesia, especially given the lack of “western style art trading infrastructure”, and the influence of the internet.

Deborah will walk us through her experience as a collector, gallery owner and auction house professional in her 20 years plus in the art world. The journey has been remarkable and exciting which she is happy to share with us this evening.

To learn more about the Indonesian Heritage Society or become a registered “Friend” kindly visit www.heritagejkt.org.

An entrance donation of Rp.30,000 is requested to help cover expenses. Everyone is welcome!