Along with the opening of international borders to Bali, South Beach is present to welcome the new face of Bali tourism. South Beach, located in the Discovery Mall Bali, presents the concept of a modern retail as well as food & beverage center. The architectural appearance is magnificent, and the building with a ceiling height of up to 12 meters can provide a new experience in the lifestyle world of the Kuta area. “South Beach will soon serve visitors in 2022, starting from bistros, coffee shops to international-scale beach clubs,” said Marketing Communication of Discovery Mall Bali, Kanya, during the opening ceremony on Friday (Feb 4).
Situated right in front of Kuta Beach, the South Beach will be access to the beach front which is open 24 hours. South Beach is a center of lifestyle and creative industry that has its own uniqueness. “Coinciding with the opening of international flight access to Bali, on this day the South Beach also collaborates with three well-known national artists to display their latest works which are specifically created for collaboration with the South Beach,” she explained.
Andre Yoga, a typical Balinese artist with an impressionist style themed on the environment and Balinese culture, presents his best works. Another artist, Abenk Alter, an artist and musician from Jakarta whose works are always imaginative and expressionist, also jazzes up the South Beach. Not to forget, Darbotz, known as a street mural artist from Jakarta, whose work has crossed the globe on various Indonesian art platforms, has poured his imagination into Kuta.
The three artists interpreted the theme #KutaKembali (Kuta Returns) carried by South Beach. Each of the artworks exhibited with digital prints are about 50 square meters in size, making the collaboration the largest outdoor exhibition in Kuta. “To amplify the art theme presented by South Beach, from February 5 to March 27, 2022, we will hold an Art Mixing Room: Epos Fraction,” said Kanya.
For eight weeks, six exhibition gallery spaces, one main art stage, three art collaboration rooms and 100 artists are ready to showcase the best of Bali. The main exhibition gallery space will be filled by Cakravala, PinkyGurl (Macan Studio), Suksma Bali, Due Hatue, Peduli Setan Foundation and Black Menu. “This exhibition provides an opportunity for the local Balinese art community to use South Beach units that have not been used for eight weeks, which of course is intended for Balinese and international art connoisseurs,” she added. (BTN/015)