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They like fashion, love to party and collect some of the weirdest art around. Meet the new generation of art collectors helping to bring emerging contemporary Indonesian artists to the world's attention.
Entering a small, dark room, Paula Dewiyanti comes face to face with the rump of a rhino.
She scrutinises the unusual showcase, which is part of a sculpture by Indonesian artist Eddy Susanto, with the same purposeful interest with which she has been asking questions about this and that all afternoon.
The stylishly-dressed 43-year-old businesswoman is navigating the labyrinth of booths with paintings, sculptures and other works of art on display by galleries from Indonesia and beyond.
It’s Friday afternoon at the inaugural Art Stage Jakarta, and the crowds are thronging the brightly-lit ballrooms of the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City with a palpable sense of excitement over the visual feast.