News : Exhibiting the Harmony of Indonesia-Russia at Galeri Nasional Indonesia



Exhibition of Russian artists’ paintings, teamed up under the Bureau of Creative Expeditions led by Vladimir Nikolaevich Anisimov, made an opening for event series in celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Russia. The exhibition entitled “Necklace of Equator” presents 50 paintings by Russian artists created in 20 years. Describing the beautiful view of Indonesian nature and people from the eyes of Russian artists, these paintings were a kaleidoscope of the artists’ journey in the islands of Java, Sumatra, Madura, Bali, Lombok, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi.

Uniquely, besides paintings, historical archives of Indonesia-Russia diplomatic relations for 70 years are also on display. Photos and documentaries are from the National Archives of Indonesia (ANRI) as well as the Department of History & Documentary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

The exhibition was officially opened with the signing of a printed inscription and ribbon cutting on Monday (3/02) by the Russian Ambassador for Indonesia, H.E. Lyudmila Vorobieva and Acting Director General of American and European Affairs, H.E. Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah. In her speech, the Russian Ambassador mentioned the exhibition’s title “Necklace of Equator” was chosen because Indonesia was like jewelry on the equator line. Yet, she also gave another name for this exhibition “Indonesia My Love”, because when she saw the paintings she could feel warmth, love, and friendship. Those were the Russian people’s feel towards Indonesia. And those feelings made the relations of both countries very well established today.

The exhibition of “Necklace of Equator” and the Historical Archives of Indonesia-Russia Diplomatic Relations goes on until 17 February 2020 at Gedung A Galeri Nasional Indonesia from 10 am to 7 pm.