A total of 25 artists of Denpasar City exhibited their works of art at Gedung Merdeka, the former office of the Denpasar Tourism Agency. The exhibition held in the area of zero point of Denpasar is preliminary activity after the opening of the Denpasar Art Space by the Mayor of Denpasar, I.B. Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra.
A total of 25 artists of Denpasar City exhibited their works of art at Gedung Merdeka, the former office of the Denpasar Tourism Agency. The exhibition held in the area of zero point of Denpasar is preliminary activity after the opening of the Denpasar Art Space by the Mayor of Denpasar, I.B. Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra. This location is expected to become a space of education for Denpasar dwellers.
The works of arts presented are in the form of painting, statue and installation art stuck on the wall and displayed on the table. The artists participating in this exhibition belong to various schools and ages. Young and old artists are coalesced to realize an art that can give education and inspiration to young artists in making their works.
They are Achmad Pandi, Apel Hendrawan, Ari Winata, D Tjandra Kirana, Dayu Bulan Oka, DP Arsa, Gung Man, Ida Bagus Alit, Ida Bagus Ari Munartha, Ida Bagus Putu Purwa, Ida Bagus Putra Adnyana, Ida Bagus Putu Gede Sutama, Jango Paramartha, Listya Wahyuni, Made Budhiana, Made Duatmika, Made Wianta, Made Wiradana, Ni Nyoman Sani, Nyoman Wirata, Romi Sukadana, Teja Astawa, Uuk Paramahita, Wayan Paramartha and Wayan Redika.
The exhibition is an appreciation of the artists and humanists of Denpasar to the inauguration of the Denpasar Art Space. This will become a space of expression for the community and artists in Denpasar. “Thank you Mr. Mayor for realizing the Denpasar Art Space as a new creative space for the artists in Denpasar,” said a representative of the artists, Wayan Redika.
At the opening, Rai Mantra said that the art space, gallery and museum can handle sustainable management and has extensive values. Besides, the art space shows the civilization of a city that will be continuously supported. “A city with high level of creativity has good civilization for the city itself,” he said.
In the meantime, Chairman of the regional tourism promotion board (BPPD) of Denpasar, I.B. Sidharta Putra, said that the presence of the Denpasar Art Space, the BPPD and Denpasar Tourism Center can become a meeting point for the artists and tourism people. “Armed with this Denpasar Art Space, various activities will be organized in a month, including the exhibition or performing art that will be opened to the public wishing to hold an exhibition at the Denpasar Art Space,” he said. (BTN/015)