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Happening Gallery of A.D. Pirous

HIGHLIGHT on Art & Culture: PT Jakarta Land, a leading property company in Jakarta Presents A.D. Pirous ~ Spiritual Calligraphy on 1 March, 2016 at Lobby Area World Trade Centre 2 Building, WTC Complex, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 29 – 31, Jakarta 12920. Open for public viewing from 1st March to 1st April 2016.

The lobby exhibition held twice a year at the WTC 2 Building. A.D. Pirous: Spiritual Calligraphy is the first lobby exhibition to be held in 2016.

ISAArt 126aAbdul Djalil Pirous is one of the most important figures in the Indonesian art movement, known as the pioneer of Indonesian abstract and modern Islamic art.

The exhibition, opened by Triawan Munaf, Chairman of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy, will showcase selected calligraphy paintings by the pioneer of Indonesian abstract and calligraphy art, Abdul Djalil Pirous.

Recognising the importance of art in modern Indonesian society, two years ago PT Jakarta Land launched the Art at WTC Program to increase creativity and productivity of its surrounding environment. Picture below left to right of Will Bright  ~ General Manager of PT Jakarta Land, Deborah Iskandar from ISA Art Advisory, Abdul Djalil Pirous, Triawan Munaf ~ Chairman of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy, and Robert O. Blake ~ HE Ambassador United State of America.

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This awareness of the importance of art for society prompted PT Jakarta Land to work together with ISA Art Advisory to build a range of public art programs in their complex.

In 1964, Pirous graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), majoring in Art Education. Picture below left to right of Betty Siahaan of Executive Director from Indonesia-Now and Deborah Iskandar from ISA Art Advisory.

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Following graduation, he was appointed as a Lecturer in Painting, Typography, and Calligraphy there, and since 1972 as a Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication Design and Fine Arts. Picture below left to right of Dana Afriza from IPMI International Business School, Robert O. Blake, HE Ambassador United State of America and Betty Siahaan of Executive Director from Indonesia-Now.

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In 1969, Pirous left Indonesia for the USA to study printmaking and Graphic Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Picture below left to right Betty Siahaan of Executive Director from Indonesia-Now, Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia, H.E Johanna Brismar Skoog and Dana Afriza from IPMI International Business School.

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That turning point in Pirous’ artistic career when he decided to pursue calligraphy as a modern art form after visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) in New York, which was showing an exhibition of traditional and modern Islamic art from the Middle East and North Africa. Picture below left to right of Jang Jang Joe ~ an Art Painter, Betty Siahaan of Executive Director from Indonesia-Now, Deborah Iskandar from ISA Art Advisory, Carol Wang from Schinder Business Center and Rulit Candra ~ Business Development Manager from GMF.

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Picture below left to right of BJ Baldiv an entrepeneur from Jakarta, Betty Siahaan of Executive Director from Indonesia-Now, Triawan Munaf ~ Chairman of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy, Jang Jang Joe ~ an Art Painter and Dana Afriza from IPMI International Business School.

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