2020 Bali art scene overview

Since November Bali’s southern regions have enjoyed a flow of domestic tourism. The streets of Ubud were transformed during the Christmas holiday period. From zero to something; the much-needed injection of funds into the economy is vital and provides a ray of hope. Let’s trust that 2021 is a brighter year, especially for those whose … Continue reading 2020 Bali art scene overview

Wayan Jana: new directions in Balinese woodcarving

   Memory, 2019 – Wayan Jana in Encounter at TiTian Art Space, Ubud Balinese woodcarving has evolved during the past century with distinct stylistic developments marking its transition from the traditional genre to the modern and contemporary. Iconic figures Tjokot, Nyana, Tilem and Muja defined the landmark styles that have become the source of inspiration … Continue reading Wayan Jana: new directions in Balinese woodcarving

Sujendra’s fantastic & light-hearted depictions of the underworld

                         Senyummu Tangisku, 2018 – Made Sujendra In Klungkung, East Bali, the former capital of the island, stands Kerta Gosa. An 18th century mandala shaped pavilion within the royal palace built by the monarch Dewa Agung Gusti Sideman, it functioned until 1908 as the kingdom’s court of law and justice. Its ceilings are adorned with … Continue reading Sujendra’s fantastic & light-hearted depictions of the underworld

Recognizing extraordinary Balinese artistic talent: the 2018 TiTian Prize

                                       Beginning and End – Ketut Suwidiarta The Bali art infrastructure is undergoing important transformation. This renewal is a timely, yet long and unique process. The intended outcome, however, will be a sustainable art eco system on the island with the benefactors being new buyers, seasoned collectors, art lovers, the curious, and of course the … Continue reading Recognizing extraordinary Balinese artistic talent: the 2018 TiTian Prize

TiTian Bali Foundation Gives Recognition & Heritage Awards to Balinese Artists

The Nine Finalists of the TiTian Prize, (from left) Gede Suryawan, Wayan Aris Sarmanta, Wayan Malik, Mangku Muriati Mura, Ida Bagus Suryantara, Gede Sugiada, Made Sutama, Nyoman Arisana and Made Supena pictured with Triawan Munaf, Chairman of the Agency for Creative Economy Indonesia (center). During the first anniversary celebrations of Yayasan TiTian Bali, in Ubud, … Continue reading TiTian Bali Foundation Gives Recognition & Heritage Awards to Balinese Artists

an overview of the 2016 Bali art scene

“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 an overview of the 2016 Bali art scene

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