Experiences of people’s journey are usually written in a book or small notes. However, different thing is made by Bulan Oka. This Balinese fine artist reveals her life journey to some countries through scratches on paper media. Her scratches are dominated by black and white panorama depicting the reality of life in alluring sign, image and colors.
All the expressions depicting the life journey of Bulan Oka were exhibited at the Griya Santrian Gallery, Sanur, from September 12 to October 17, 2014. The exhibition with the theme ‘Rocking Time’ displayed 60 works in the form of sketches, drawings and paintings on black canvas denoting the white and black episode of the figure Bulan Oka.
Pullman Bali Legian NIrwana held the exhibition called ‘Rendezvous: An Artistic Odyssey’. The exhibition was opened officially by Director of Operations Jan Kroekel. In the event, there are dozens of artworks from famous artists exhibited for fifty three days starting August 15 to October 5, 2014. There also unique artworks about Balinese social life.
According to the artist Tatang, B.Sp, the theme ‘Rendezvous: An Artistic Odyssey’ means a meeting to bring the various wanderings of ideas, reasoning, intuition, passion and imagination of the artists in an exhibition event. The theme also mainly intended for reading and framing the aesthetic diversity of perspectives and approaches that carried each artist exhibitors.
Creativity works of Balinese artists are indeed superior. So, it is not mistaken if many foreigners admire the works of art by the old artists. Unfortunately, behind the works of the maestros of Balinese art many of the artists do not care so much about documentation that can make a pride. Even, many do not pay attention to the works donated, so that a few of them are not well treated when falling sick.
Well, in caring for the elderly artists in Bali dozens of photographers coalesced into the Retracing Ancestral Footsteps (MJL) held a photographic exhibition at Blahbatuh Grand Palace, Gianyar. The photos exhibited took a very special object namely the great artist Ida Bagus Blangsinga from Ubud. He was famous for a Kebyar Duduk dancer. The exhibition ran for two days (Aug 16-17).
Various activities and linkages of foreign community with Balinese culture and community imbued the photography exhibition at the Griya Santrian Gallery, Sanur. The exhibition with the theme Happiness in Bali showcased a total of 34 photographs of about selected 750 works. The exhibition is in the series with the Sanur Village Festival (SVF) opened on Monday (Aug 18) and ran until September 5, 2014.
A total of 10 artists conjured up the Monkey Forest tourist attraction in Ubud into a more attractive destination. Previously, travelers could only watch the cuteness of local monkey, perceive the coolness of forest and positive aura of the holy place, but now travelers can watch the exhibition of the innovative arts.
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