Positive 2020 developments on the Bali art & cultural landscape

Exciting additions to the Bali art and cultural infrastructure in Mas, Ubud: Bersama Alternative Space, Njana Tilem Museum, Black Hand Gang & Titik Dua. The unravelling of global socio-political and economic events defines 2020 as the most extraordinary in modern history. Meanwhile, Bali’s tourism sector is in crisis due to the closing of international borders … Continue reading Positive 2020 developments on the Bali art & cultural landscape

Images of Bali fuse with Old Masters paintings to create landmark pictorials

                              After the Harvest, 2019 – Joel Singer “I approach every magical day here in Bali with gratitude and wonder. Gratitude for having the joyful privilege of living on the gorgeous rice fields north of Ubud,” says Canadian avant-garde filmmaker and photographer Joel Singer who first visited Bali in 1979 and has lived here for … Continue reading Images of Bali fuse with Old Masters paintings to create landmark pictorials

A lens on the mysterious – Windee Winata

                                                Image by Windee Winata Bali is an extraordinary visual experience, equalled by few other locations on earth. From the spectacular, shimmering landscapes, to the architectual and sculpturally magnificent structures and monuments, the grandeur of festivals and ceremonies, and the grace of the Balinese. It is vibrant and rich in photogenic subjects that incite wonder … Continue reading A lens on the mysterious – Windee Winata

Balinese art eccentric – Ida Bagus Alit

                             The effervescent Ida Bagus Alit The art world adores eccentric characters. Lurking beneath the exterior of Balinese artist Ida Bagus Alits’ wacky persona is, however, a highly practical, compassionate and intelligent man. These traits meld into an effervescent personality that enchants everyone he meets. Within the Balinese art world Gus Alit, as he is … Continue reading Balinese art eccentric – Ida Bagus Alit

JAW (Jogja Art Weeks) – Indonesia’s evolving art infrastructure

“Bebas Dalam Keterbatasan” (free within limitations) 2017, Photography on Acrylic – Nofria Doni Fitri. Bakaba by Sakato Art Community, Jogja Gallery, during JAW Indonesia is the biggest and most dynamic art market in the Asian region next to China, and the largest art producer of Southeast Asia. Increasingly gaining international attention via the mechanisms of … Continue reading JAW (Jogja Art Weeks) – Indonesia’s evolving art infrastructure

Reviewing ART|JOG|10

             Fashion As A Weapon, 2017 – Hendra “Blangkon” Priyadhani How may we define Indonesian art? Unlike other nations, Indonesia is without an international standard museum as a foundation through which its distinct art narratives and identity may be imparted internationally, and locally. We can, however, reference a different platform ART|JOG, the art fair that … Continue reading Reviewing ART|JOG|10

2016 Bali art scene 2016: reviewing the final six months

Budi Agung Kuswara with patient from Rumah Berdaya, a community based psycho-social rehabilitation center utilizing art as a tool for creative solutions. The concluding six months of events on the 2016 Bali art calendar were exceptionally busy; the following are some of the highlights of the closing half of the year: In late May contemporary … Continue reading 2016 Bali art scene 2016: reviewing the final six months

‘Abad Fotographi: the Age of Photography #2’

                Tapestry of Buddhist Monks Hands – Installation by Yasu Suzuka The origins of the ABAD FOTOGRAFI – The Age of Photography exhibition that opened at the National Gallery of Indonesia in Jakarta 15 November may be traced back to 2013, and the artistic and cultural heartland of Bali, Ubud. A small group of senior … Continue reading ‘Abad Fotographi: the Age of Photography #2’