Works of Le Mayeur and Bung Karno Showcased at Pasifika

Works of Le Mayeur and Bung Karno Showcased at Pasifika

This exhibition is unique and very special. About 30 works of the maestro from Belgium, Le Mayeur, get the attention from a number of world leaders. The works of Le Mayeur and the figure of the first President of the RI Soekarno adorn the walls of Pasifika Museum in Nusa Dua. This international exhibition lasts

This exhibition is unique and very special. About 30 works of the maestro from Belgium, Le Mayeur, get the attention from a number of world leaders. The works of Le Mayeur and the figure of the first President of the RI Soekarno adorn the walls of Pasifika Museum in Nusa Dua. This international exhibition lasts for a month from December 7, 2016 to January 7, 2017.

Some works of the art include the photograph of Sukarno when he was in Bali, Le Mayeur and Ni Polok receiving the President in the studio of Le Mayeur and a painting of Le Mayeur entitled ‘Temple Celebration’ made in 1946. There is also a foremost figure of Indian Prime Minister J. Nehru, Ni Polok along with Le Mayeur and the original letters of Soekarno for the artists of the world intended to invite them to live in Indonesia, especially in Bali.

The exhibition was opened by the son of Bung Karno, Guruh Soekarno Putra, and attended by the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and former Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda. The exhibition was also witnessed by a number of delegates of the Bali Democracy Forum including the Ambassador of Belgium, Patrick Herman. The works of Le Mayeur that are also collection of the Nusa Dua Museum also received appreciation from a Balinese Painting maestro Dr. (HC) Nyoman Gunarsa.

Public Relations of Museum Pasifika, Fifi Ramandari, said that the exhibition is a series of the Bali Democracy Forum. “Philippe Augier, the founder Pasifika Museum, is very pleased with this cultural dialogue held as a form of international communication in the field of democracy, in particular the history of the art,” said Fifi.

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Gunarsa said that this exhibition should be appreciated because it has a very significant message to the world of our arts. “The exhibition with two themes showcases the collection of Bung Karno and the international artist Le Mayeur who ever stayed in Bali and married to a Balinese woman. It is a collaboration of two leaders who talk about Indonesia struggled through cultural dialogue,” said Gunarsa amid the exhibition.

Bung Karno, he explained, as a political figure was so enthusiastic about the arts. It is evidenced by his introduction of Indonesia to the world through culture. Bung Karno offered the treasures of Indonesia to foreign painters such as Le Mayeur, Blanco and others who participated in building the good reputation of Indonesia and Bali in particular,” he added. (BTN/bud)



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