Agent of change, entrepreneurial and Balinese art expert Soemantri Widagdo has over the past two decades had a significant influence upon the Bali art world. Volunteer curator and international liaison officer at Ubud’s Museum Puri Lukisan for twenty years, following this, in 2016 he established Yayasan TiTian Bali (TiTian Bali Foundation) in Ubud. A not … Continue reading Balinese art visionary: Soemantri Widagdo
The digital realm during the 2020 pandemic has proved to be the art world’s savior. While physical art events were restricted due to government coronavirus regulations, online innovations have enabled the art world to interact – with a myriad of new and positive outcomes. A panel discussion in Yogyakarta on October 29, 2020 via … Continue reading Innovations adopted during the pandemic to expand the Indonesian art market
Centralized power has always dictated who was permitted to develop their talents, allowing their creativity to flourish and go down in history. High Renaissance art visionary Michelangelo’s (1475 – 1564) relationship with the Medici family and the Roman Catholic Church propelled his career. How many other Michelangelo’s, however, went undiscovered during the Italian Renaissance? Recent … Continue reading Decentralisation & the ‘Golden Age of the Creatives’
The May cancellation of Art Jakarta, Indonesia’s premier art fair scheduled 28-30 August 2020 at JCC Senayan, came as no surprise to the regional art world. 2020 initially spelt disaster for international art fairs. The disruption began in Asia with the social unrest in Hong Kong and then the dramatic impact of COVID19. The most … Continue reading The future of Art Jakarta and other art fairs?
Bali Deputy Governor Cokorda Ace addresses officials in front of a painting by Made Budhiana during the opening of Bali Megarupa at ARMA 10 November 2019. Image courtesy Bali Megarupa Bali Megarupa, a large-scale exhibition featuring one hundred and three modern and contemporary artist from throughout Bali, came to a close Sunday 10 November 2019. … Continue reading Bali MegaRupa: a new era in government sponsored art infrastructure development in Bali?
Garyu no Matsu – Japanese artist Takehiko Sugawara Under wraps, the 11th edition of Art Jakarta, Indonesia’s most significant art fair open from 30 August – 1 September 2019 at JCC (Jakarta Convention Center). And by reports from gallerists, exhibiting artists, attendees and the Fair organization itself, outcomes have exceeded expectations. Following on from the demise … Continue reading ART JAKARTA 2019 – evolving into one of the regions most significant art fairs
Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia, Sri Mulyani, Head of BeKraf, Triawan Munif and Heri Pemad during the opening of Art Bali 9 October 2018 Under wraps Art Bali, a world- class presentation of contemporary art by 39 Balinese, Indonesian and foreign artists in Nusa Dua, closed 9 November. The most anticipated art … Continue reading Art Bali: a stepping-stone to a sustainable art ecosystem
Wayan Radjin – “Ramayana Membebaskan Dewi Sita” Image courtesy of Larasati Are you interested in Balinese art? Ever thought of buying at auction? Whether driven by your love of art, curiosity, or an eye for investment – buying at auction can be an interesting and exciting way to grow your collection. To the novice auctions … Continue reading Buying Balinese art at auction?
“Night with Frank L. Wright” – Patricia Untario ArtJog, Yogyakarta’s unique and vibrant art fair is celebrating its eleventh instalment. Themed Enlightenment – Towards Various Future, open 4 May – 4 June at the Jogja National Museum, this year it presented more than 100 artworks by 54 national and foreign artists. Since its inception … Continue reading ArtJog 2018 attracts important international collectors
The epic tale of the Garuda Wisnu statue at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park in Jimbaran, South Bali will soon reach its finale. In a monumental saga that stretches back to its conceptualisation in 1989, including the on and off progress of its construction, the sculptures creator, Balinese artist Nyoman Nuarta, has confirmed … Continue reading Bali’s GWK Statue completed after almost three decades