ART ON THE IS­LAND

Bali & Beyond - - TEAM TALK - ‘Om Swas­ti­astu...’ ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

Rich with age-old tra­di­tions, In­done­sia is like a won­der­land for art en­thu­si­asts. From tra­di­tional tex­tiles to mod­ern paint­ings, we have them all, mak­ing the ar­chi­pel­ago, par­tic­u­larly Bali, one of the best des­ti­na­tions in the world for those who like to ex­plore art. Cel­e­brat­ing the coun­try’s unique arts and crafts, we are de­ter­mined to bring you closer with the na­tion’s both clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary cre­ations. Pay a visit to the work­shop of Threads of Life in Ubud to learn more about In­done­sian heir­loom-qual­ity tex­tiles. Flip through our ‘ CRAFT & CUL­TURE’ where we join a fun batik class and dis­cover how Threads of Life works with over 1,000 fab­ric mak­ers across the coun­try to pre­serve this her­itage. A talk with founder of Cata Odata art house, Ratna Odata, also gives in­sights about the chal­lenges that lo­cal artists of­ten have to face – we fea­ture this in­ter­view in ‘ PRO­FILE & POR­TRAIT’. Bali is home to nu­mer­ous tal­ented un­ex­posed lo­cal pho­tog­ra­phers. Aim­ing to en­cour­age them in cre­at­ing mar­velous pho­tos, the Per­him­punan Fo­tografer Bali (Bali’s Pho­tog­ra­pher Com­mu­nity) held the 3rd Bali Photo Awards 2017 photo com­pe­ti­tion with the theme “Air dalam Bu­daya” (“Wa­ter in Tra­di­tions”) – see the amaz­ing work of the win­ners in our ‘ FOTO FOLIO’. Last but not least, our con­trib­u­tor Edna Tari­gan dis­cov­ers con­tem­po­rary art­works at Art:1 Mu­seum in Jakarta, which she shares in ‘ CAP­I­TAL COR­NER’. Happy flip­ping through our pages and en­joy some fun art hunt­ing in In­done­sia!

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