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06 Sep 2010

Selasar Sunaryo Arts Space

Selasar Sunaryo Art Space (SSAS) in Bandung is a space and non-profit organisation that aims to support the development of practice and study of art and visual culture in Indonesia. Founded in 1998 by Sunaryo, with direction and support from the Selasar Sunaryo Foundation, SSAS's main focus is on contemporary art programmes and activities that are oriented towards public education, through permanent collection exhibitions, as well as solo or joint exhibitions featuring works young and senior artists, from Indonesia and abroad.

As a cultural center, SSAS also organises exhibitions, discussions, residencies and workshops related to other artistic disciplines such as design, craft, performing arts, literature, architecture, and so on. All types of activities at SSAS—including children's programmes, music concerts, theater performances, film screenings, literary readings, lectures and various other activities—are designed based on directions from the Curatorial Advisory Council which consists of academics, critics and art practitioners. In its mission, SSAS is also involved in international contemporary art networks by collaborating with various foreign institutions.