Remembering Balinese art maverick Wayan Sika (1949-2020)

                                          I Wayan Sika (1949-2020)   On Saturday 4 January 2020 at 11 pm Balinese artist I Wayan Sika lay down upon his bed at his home above his gallery, the Sika Contemporary Art Gallery … Continue reading Remembering Balinese art maverick Wayan Sika (1949-2020)

Bridging traditions with the now through local and cross-cultural activities: Bentara Budaya Bali

Bentara Budaya Bali Kelas Kreatif with leading Balinese architect Popo Danes Image courtesy of Bentara Budaya Bali   Bali is a unique meeting point between tradition and modernity. One of its distinctions is its fascinating culture that is, however, under increasing pressure from outside influences and the Indonesian nation-state. Sited in Sukawati, on the main … Continue reading Bridging traditions with the now through local and cross-cultural activities: Bentara Budaya Bali

Balinese artists the highlight of “Selematan Masa Depan” – an exhibition of emerging Indonesian artists in Bali

Balinese Baroque (Discovery Toward Invention), 2018 & Time After Time (Discovery Toward Invention), 2018 by Budi Agung Kuswara   Presenting works by some of the finest emerging Indonesian contemporary artists over a one month period, Selematan Masa Depan (A Celebration of the Future) closed 15 January 2019 at the AB•BC Building, Bali Collection Nusa Dua, … Continue reading Balinese artists the highlight of “Selematan Masa Depan” – an exhibition of emerging Indonesian artists in Bali

“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

“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