Jakarta – An Art Kaleidoscope During August 2016

17/71 Goresan Juang Kemerdekaan Curator Mikke Susanto during the Curators Tour of the National Gallery of Indonesia The Indonesian art world has good reasons to rejoice. Not only has August been declared The Month of Art by the Provincial Government of Jakarta and Indonesia’s Creative Economic Agency, but with three prominent art events under wraps, … Continue reading Jakarta – An Art Kaleidoscope During August 2016

“Bali Landscapes” – Willem Kerseboom

                              “Bali Landscape #4”  120 x 100cm Willem Kerseboom had no intention of living in Bali when he first visited six years ago. Bali, however, is an intriguing, multi dimensional world. He became seduced by the distinctive qualities of the island, it’s culture, and the beauty of the local people. “I fully understand what the … Continue reading “Bali Landscapes” – Willem Kerseboom

“ArtDenpasar” – Denpasar Art Space

                          “Gunung dan Hidupan” 2010 – Made Budhiana The opening of the Denpasar Art Space (DAS), its potential to stimulate the development of Bali’s art scene, is good reason for optimism within the local art community. Highlighted by the inaugural exhibition “ArtDenpasar” open 20 August, this is a positive signal from the Denpasar City Government … Continue reading “ArtDenpasar” – Denpasar Art Space

Larasati Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction: Bali 21 August

                                “The Dream” 2015 –  Made Sutama (b. 1977 Keliki) Eighty works of fine art went under the hammer before an enthusiastic floor of bidders at Ubud’s ARMA museum 21 August Larasati Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art auction. The attractive array of paintings in Balinese traditional styles and Indonesian modern and contemporary genres offered good … Continue reading Larasati Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction: Bali 21 August

National Gallery Singapore Presenting and Archiving Indonesian Art

Assistant Director of the National Gallery Singapore Resource Center Indonesian Art Historian Farah Wardani. Image Courtesy NGS A meeting point for major civilizations, religions and colonial powers, Southeast Asian art has experienced a turbulent social and political history defined by a complex relationship between local traditions and influences from the West. Open from November 2015, … Continue reading National Gallery Singapore Presenting and Archiving Indonesian Art

Balinese photographer: Ida Bagus Putra Adnayna

                                             “Kijang Kencana” 2015- Gustra   In the 1920’s the first ever collection of black and white photographs of Bali were published in two volumes. In the previous century, however, Dutch colonialist began documenting the island and images began to trickle through to a select, and curious European audience. In the current era of digital … Continue reading Balinese photographer: Ida Bagus Putra Adnayna

“Merayakan Murni” – Celebrating Indonesia’s Most Important Woman Artist

                                                 “Sedang Action” – Murni Promising to be the most important exhibition of the 2016 Bali art calendar “Merayakan Murni” (Celebrating Murni) opened 16 July at Sudakara Art Space, Sanur. Contextualizing the relevance, and celebrating the legacy of female Balinese artist I GAK Murniasih (1966-2006) who this July would have turned 50; the exhibition brings … Continue reading “Merayakan Murni” – Celebrating Indonesia’s Most Important Woman Artist