‘Dipping in the Kool Aid’ highlights collaborations between contemporary artists & inmates of Bali prisons

                                           Pixel Buddha – Rodney Glick What is the value of human life? How does our society appraise personal endeavour, imagination and creativity when the priority of doctors and medical staff in hospitals is the preservation of life? Governments and penal systems assess prisoners as having little to contribute to community, some electing to terminate … Continue reading ‘Dipping in the Kool Aid’ highlights collaborations between contemporary artists & inmates of Bali prisons

Exhibition highlights the collaborations between contemporary artists and inmates of Bali prison

              Inmates participating in art making workshop at Klungkung jail. In early April this year Australian contemporary artist, Mary Lou Pavlovic, was advised by the apexart gallery New York that the proposal she’d written in response to their open call Apex Franchise Exhibition, offering four funded exhibition opportunities, had been successful. Pavlovic ranked third out … Continue reading Exhibition highlights the collaborations between contemporary artists and inmates of Bali prison

Imam Sucahyo’s Electrifying Indonesian Outsider Art

                              Mimpi ke Night Klub – Imam Sucahyo In 1919 German psychiatrist and art historian Hans Prinzhorn (1886 – 1933) was assigned by the psychiatric hospital of the University of Heidelberg an unconventional task – to expand the hospital’s collection of art created by the mentally ill. When he left after a period of two … Continue reading Imam Sucahyo’s Electrifying Indonesian Outsider Art

SELFIE PROJECT – Kenyut’s artistic exploration into popular culture

                              A participant in the Selfie Project We are living in the era of pop culture selfie mania. Technology and smartphones have democratized visual self expression, with social media and imaging apps allowing us to constantly ‘curate’ our digital presence, enhancing our obsession with our perfect self. The Century of The Self, the landmark 2002 … Continue reading SELFIE PROJECT – Kenyut’s artistic exploration into popular culture

Art Spaces in Bali

                                                                       Cata Odata When thinking of Bali’s premiere art and cultural destinations immediately the tourist mecca of Ubud springs to mind. For those treading the art map the well-known museums Puri Lukisan, Neka and ARMA (the Agung Rai Museum of Art) display fine collections of Balinese traditional art, along with some Indonesian modern and contemporary … Continue reading Art Spaces in Bali