ART JAKARTA 2019 – evolving into one of the regions most significant art fairs

                  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 … Continue reading ART JAKARTA 2019 – evolving into one of the regions most significant art fairs

Paradise lost & new frontiers: Gede Mahendra Yasa’s landmark investigation into Balinese painting

Tamiang, 2011, 150 x 200cm – Gede Mahendra Yasa. Exhibited in “Post Bali”   After the fall of President Suharto and the New Order Regime in 1998 Indonesian artists enjoyed new liberties, and their art became increasingly social and political in content. Representing a new generation of the Balinese avant-garde, Gede Mahendra Yasa was inspired … Continue reading Paradise lost & new frontiers: Gede Mahendra Yasa’s landmark investigation into Balinese painting

WHAT’S NEXT – A Group Art Exhibition

In recent years the visibility of street art in Bali has grown phenomenally. The dynamic crossover of genres, fusing graffiti with murals, social realism, and ever-evolving sensibilities has become a popular urban youth expression. Outside of conventional modes found in gallery and museums, street art is alive in public spaces, transforming bland street walls. From … Continue reading WHAT’S NEXT – A Group Art Exhibition

CROSSING: Beyond Baliseering

Narasi Menunngu Lahiran (The Anticipation of Giving Birth) 2016 –  Made ‘Dalbo’ Suarimbawa, in the foreground, background: The Fireflies #1 2016 – Budi Agung Kuswara   Bali holds a special place within the hearts of many Australians and while Balinese traditional art has long been recognized as an international icon, Australian audiences however, know little, … Continue reading CROSSING: Beyond Baliseering

Neo Pitamaha – An Art Movement in the Making?

The outsider event Cahyendra Putra and the Neo Pitamaha Invite You To: A Brutal Contrast of Concrete and Kamasan Painting which opened on Sunday 23 October will be recorded in the annals of Balinese art history. The exhibition, which in many ways is noteworthy, is underpinned by a long awaited and fresh approach to presenting … Continue reading Neo Pitamaha – An Art Movement in the Making?

The Bali Art Scene 2016 – An Overview

“Torment”  2015 – Citra Sasmita one of the strongest works from the ‘Bali Art Intervention #1’ “Violent Bali” This overview looks back over the past six months (and more) at exhibitions and happenings of note in the Bali art scene which in the past year has witnessed some critical infrastructure developments. Closing out 2015 ‘Bali Art … Continue reading The Bali Art Scene 2016 – An Overview