Labyrinth: A war journey
Features – February 24, 2008
I Wayan Juniartha, The Jakarta Post, Ubud
Combining dramatic episodes from Greek mythology, artifacts of the contemporary wars and the magic of modern-day electricity, Kuwaiti artist Hamad Khalaf and Indonesian artist Iswanto Hartono have created a visual landscape that is both stunning and thought-provoking. Titled “Labyrinth-An Acts of War Project”, the ongoing exhibition at the Gaya Art Space in Sayan, Ubud, is, in the words of art critic Rifky Effendy, “presenting the phenomena of war in enigmatic gestures that challenge our perceptions and preconceptions…( read more )
Remembered for introducing Balinese painting to the world
Features – January 07, 2008
Kadek Krishna Adidharma, Contributor, Ubud, Bali
Born a Balinese prince at the time of Dutch occupation, Anak Agung Made Djelantik (1919-2007) became a genuine Renaissance man who lived through the great changes that shaped our modern world today. His observations of those times and the arts of Bali are his gift to future generations.
After a life in service to the health of the world, Anak Agung Made Djelantik passed away on the eve of Sept. 5, 2007, at the age of 88. As a specialist in tropical diseases, he worked for many years with the World Health Organization to combat Malaria in Africa, the Middle East and throughout Indonesia. He was the first Balinese Director of Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar. It is his contribution to arts and culture, however, ….( read More )
Biennale Jogya-IX-2007 shouts loud, lacks depth
Features – January 05, 2008
Aminudin TH Siregar , Contributor, Yogyakarta
To be perfectly blunt, the 2007 Yogyakarta Biennale, or Biennale Jogja-IX (BJ-IX), is disorganized. The day after the event had officially opened, no information was provided about the works on display at one of the venues, causing visitors to wonder about the titles and the identities of the artists who created them. At another exhibition space, several artists were still busy completing their works. Worse still, Titarubi’s installation featuring more than a dozen resin statues was a mess as some of the statues had collapsed due to the strong winds that hit Yogyakarta on the opening night…..( read more )
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