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Disputing the Rituals of Chinese Coins

Disturbed by its disgraceful use in present day Balinese rituals, I Made Djirna is using Chinese coins in his current show –an exhibition that, unfortunately, fails to bring out his usual elan. Hundreds of old Chinese coins –round penny with a square hole in its center– have found their way onto I Made Djirna's 20...

A Crisis of Enthusiasm among Young Artists at the BaCAA #3

Mujahhidin Nurrahman, Layer, 2012, paper cutting manual, 69 x 69 x 7 cm Back for the third year, the Bandung Contemporary Art Awards (BaCAA) announced their winners in front of 150 art lovers, students, and artists at the Galeri Seni Lawang Wangi on 10 May 2013. This year’s jurors, which included Asmudjo Jono Irianto (Curator),...

GREY Exhibition – When Art Faces Uncertainty

Heridono, Main Bola (Soccer) Talenta Organizer, art management and art event organizer – set up an art exhibition titled Grey, as a continuation from the previous exhibition of Orientasi 20+ (Jogya Living Artists) in December 2012. Grey is organized in one of the biggest shopping mall in Central Jakarta – Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, 13...

The Philosophy of Peony Flowers According to Sidik Martowidjojo

In arts, Sidik Martowidjojo is inspired by the strength and grace of Peony flowers According to the legend, during the reign of China’s first and only empress, Wu Zetian, all flowers in the royal palace garden were ordered to bloom. It was during the winter, not in spring. So it was impossible for the flowers...

As the Year of the Dragon Commences, the Fortune Arises

Happy Lunar New Year! As the year of the Dragon sails in, may our days be filled with courage and determination to accomplish this year‟s goals and resolutions. We wish for a continuous rise of the art market and an immense success for the artists, both in their artistic achievement as well as their...