Reinterpreting Culture # 3, An Art Exhibition Hosted by Denpasar Art Space

Reinterpreting Culture # 3, An Art Exhibition Hosted by Denpasar Art Space

These works of art do not only present beautiful scratches, sweet colors or unique objects, but also imply meaning and moral messages. The encouragement and invitation are always felt when observing every painting coming with aphrodisiac colors. Probably, it happens because the exhibition featuring 40 works of Balinese and Gorontalo artists presents various traces of

These works of art do not only present beautiful scratches, sweet colors or unique objects, but also imply meaning and moral messages. The encouragement and invitation are always felt when observing every painting coming with aphrodisiac colors. Probably, it happens because the exhibition featuring 40 works of Balinese and Gorontalo artists presents various traces of Balinese art scene. The exhibition opened on December 28 is in conjunction with the opening of the Denpasar Festival (Denfest) and will last until February 26, 2018.

The participating artists in the exhibition include Made Budiadnyana, Wayan Anyon Muliastra, Made Sukada (Romi), Wayan Wirawan, I Putu Suardana (VJ), Kadek DEM, Ketut Jaya (Kaprus), Nyoman Gede Darmawan (Kuwek), Nyoman Arisana, Kadek Jefri Wibowo, I Made Budiyasa, Putu Nana Narta Wijaya, Putu Suhartawan, Nyoman Kariasa, Nyoman Handi Yasa, Made Jendra. Meanwhile, the artists from Gorontalo consist of Arya Budi, Pipin Idris, Mohammad Rivai Katili and Muhammad Azis Al-Katiri.

Apparently the exhibition promises a moment to appreciate and examine the achievements of ideas of the artists from two different regions, both geographically and culturally, namely Bali and Gorontalo. It can be seen in expressing the ideas on the interpretation of the cultural value​​s.

“The exhibition entitled ‘Reinterpreting Culture # 3” is an ongoing exhibition activity designed by curatorial team of Gurat Institute as an independent research institute having focused on research of visual arts and culture based on Balinese art through curation and research,” said Wayan Seriyoga Parta and Made Susanta Dwitanaya, the curators of this exhibition.

Reinterpreting Culture, continued Yoga, poses a series of exhibitions aimed at inviting the artists to showcase their works attempting to present visual interpretation of cultural values ​​in the form of curatorial framing. “Reinterpreting Culture of the third series looks different from the previous series. Other than involving Balinese artists, it also presents the works of artists from Gorontalo that aesthetically or thematically explore the idea of ​​interpretation of their cultural values ​​in Gorontalo,” he explained.

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Mayor of Denpasar, I.B. Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, when visiting the exhibition said that other than being a matter of cultural issues, this exhibition is also meant to support cultural tourism by presenting more cultural works to be continuously matured. “This Art Space can strengthen the civilization of the city as a cultural-based city that can be represented through artworks such as painting. This art activity must continue to grow, so it has its own identity and the artists have a medium to show off their expression like today,” he said.

Moreover, it has cooperated with the Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Denpasar, so it is very suitable for the strengthening of cultural tourism. By having a strong self identity, we will be more confident to attract tourist visits. “If we strengthen our cultural tourism, we have to highlight the existing culture,” said Rai.

“If we see from this small exhibition room, we can observe various artistic and cultural products denoting the expression of civilization of people’s life, so that we can assess that the civilization of the city itself is very high,” said Rai Mantra.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the BPPD Denpasar, I.B. Gede Sidartha Putra, said the existence of the Art Space is very strategic considering it is located right in the heart of the city. This becomes one of the main capitals in promoting the works of the artists of Denpasar City. “We hope the exhibition facilitated by Denpasar municipality can continuously motivate the painters to work all the times,” he hoped. (BTN/015)

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