Jakarta street artists fight fear and terror with inspiring, badass artwork

Artwork: Dhado Wacky / @wacky.ok

The twin suicide bombings that took place around Jakarta’s Kampung Melayu bus station on May 24 were harrowing reminders of how vulnerable we all are to senseless acts of violence. But, even though this was the second major act of terrorism in the Indonesian capital in less than 1.5 years, Jakartans have, by-and-large, refused to let terror and fear dictate how they live their lives.

That enduring spirit of resilience is one of the things that Jakartans like to pride themselves on, and it’s this spirit that is beautifully displayed in these works, created by five local street artists, showcasing their reactions to this most recent terrorist act.

Reclaim:JakartaRecently, terrorists bombed East Jakarta. Micro Galleries and its team refuse to sit by with no…

Micro Galleries 发布于 2017年6月12日

The street artists were commissioned by Micro Galleries, an art collective that “reclaims disused and forgotten spaces and reactivates them as tiny galleries that are free and accessible to the local community.” The “Reclaim: Jakarta” commissions are part of an upcoming Micro Galleries exhibition in Jakarta from October 6-21.

Here are some more photos and video of their amazing street art from Instagram:

RECLAIM JAKARTA Baru-baru ini Jakarta Timur terkena serangan bom. Tim @microgalleries menolak untuk hanya duduk diam tanpa reaksi disaat teror terjadi. Kami ingin memerangi teror dan ketakutan dengan gerakan yang positif, kreatif dan bebas berekspresi. Micro Galleries bekerja sama dengan beberapa seniman lokal untuk mengambil aksi positif dan 'mengambil kembali' Jakarta sebagai kota yang damai, mempunyai banyak harapan dan tahan banting. Para seniman lokal @medialegal_ @Nur.nus@Robowobo, @wacky.ok and @aryodb, membuat delapan karya berukuran besar yg memuat pesan bahwa Jakarta tidak takut dan akan bersatu melawan segala macam aksi terorisme. Para ekstrimis mencoba untuk mengambil kebebasan dan toleransi di Indonesia dan menggantikannya dengan ketakutan dan keterbatasan.  Dalam beberapa hari ke depan, kami akan post beberapa karya yg terpasang di berbagai area kota Jakarta! Foto&video @jinpanji #reclaimjakarta #microgalleries

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