Masks of Bali: Between Heaven and Hell

An outstanding new book documenting Bali’s living mask traditions and masterpieces has recently been launched, co-authored by acclaimed dancer-scholar, Prof. Dr. I Made Bandem, and art historian, Bruce W. Carpenter. Launched in Bali late December 2022 at the charming Tandjung Sari resort, followed by a launching at the Jakarta National Museum in March, this pivotal

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Invented History and Remembrance of Being

Srisasanti Gallery’s solo exhibitions of Ida Bagus Putu Purwa: Remembrance of Being and Iskandar Fauzy: Sejarah yang Ditemu-Ciptakan (Invented History),  are running from 22 October – 11 December 2022 at Tirtodipuran Link, Yogyakarta. Remembrance of Being showcases the 12 latest artworks of Ida Bagus Putu Purwa which depict dreams, memories, and reflections from things that have and will

“Constellations of Being”, A Family Story of Sinta Tantra

Known for her fascination with colour and composition, Sinta Tantra’s work is an experiment in scale and dimension, a hybrid of pop and formalism, an exploration of identity and aesthetics. Her new series of works, “Constellations of Being”, is being held at Wisma 46, Jakarta until 30 September,and is  presented by ISA Art & Design.

Behind the Proclamation of Indonesia’s Independence

Proclamation: We the people of Indonesia hereby declare the independence of Indonesia. Matters concerning the transfer of power, etc., will be carried out in a conscientious manner and as speedily as possible.  Djakarta, 17 August 1945. In the name of the people of Indonesia, Soekarno – Hatta. The red-and-white flag, ‘Sang Merah Putih’, was raised

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Theresia Agustina Sitompul: A Printmaking Artist Presents Kembara Biru

Museum MACAN in collaboration with UOB announced their latest art space for children titled Kembara Biru (Traveling Blues) to encourage them to take a pause and a break from their digital screens, and find joy in making things with their hands. The exhibition invites children and families to explore the meaning of ‘home’ with artist

Farhan Siki: How a Street Artist Keeps the Inspiration Alive Amidst the Pandemic

As we’re still struggling to get out of the Covid-19 outbreak, we’re forced to find ways to survive from this uncertain condition and towards the new era, including the artists. Photos by Farhan Siki/NOWJAKARTA After presenting his monumental artworks about restlessness in the city at the Jogja Art Fair (ArtJog) 2009 and wowed some art

‘Lumbung’ is Introduced as Artistic Direction for Kassel’s Documenta 15 in 2022

Recently, the team of artistic directors of Documenta 15, ruangrupa introduced ‘Lumbung’ as the working title that will encapsulate the direction of artistic during 100 days of exhibition from 18 June to 15 September 2022. Photo courtesy of ruangrupa/NOW!JAKARTA Since ruangrupa was selected as the artistic director of the sizeable art exhibition Documenta 15 in

Museum MACAN Introduces Arisan Karya to Collect Funds for Local Art Community

Adapting from the local culture, Arisan Karya also adapts the social gathering to invites art communities to collects funds from its members. Photo courtesy of Museum MACAN/NOWJAKARTA Amidst the pandemic, the creative industry including the arts community has been affected due to the social restrictions and plunging economy that restrains the arts industry to grow. As

Srihadi Soedarsono Presents the Greatness of the Universe and Existence of Being

2020 is the comeback for him to answer all the discomforts that have been lingering in Srihadi Soedarsono's mind. Photo by Rintang Azhar/NOWJAKARTA At the age of 88, Indonesian prolific maestro artist Srihadi Soedarsono reflects back in his career, curating the archive of his landscape painting as a medium of contemplation and satirical impressionism to human existence. If there

Melati Suryodarmo and Julian Rosefeldt Bridging Performative Dialogue in Contemporary Arts

Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) presents two exhibitions from Melati Suryodarmo and Julian Rosefeldt in the same schedule. Photos by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara debuts two exhibitions in 2020 that muse the audiences through enthralling performances from Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo and multimedia installation on Julian Rosefeldt’s

Arts for A Better Earth

Left: Baja Panggabean, Enjoy Our Breakfast – Mix Media plastic, glass. Right: Fredericho, Pamelean Somba – Acrilyc on Canvas. Photo courtesy of Kilau Art Studio A number of interdisciplinary artists voiced their concern for the current environmental condition through an exhibition titled 30×30 at Taman Budaya Jawa Barat, Bandung on 7 March. 2030 is predicted to be the limit of

The Second Edition of Art Moments Features Four Exciting Programmes

Featuring more than 50 local and international galleries, the second year of Art Moments will be held from 17 to 19 April at Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel. Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOW!JAKARTA One of the emerging art fairs in Indonesia, Art Moments returns in 2020 after earned success for its debut last year. Scheduled

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