Hairstyle of Medusa 2013’: This dramatic sculpture by Bambang Adi Pramono is among dozens of art works by established and emerging artists to be displayed in the Bali On The Move exhibition running from Sept. 20 through Oct. 5. Courtesy the Bali Arts Society (BAS)
Gianyar: The Bali Art Society (BAS) will hold Bali Art Fair 2013 from Sept. 20 until Oct. 5, the first breakthrough art program for BAS, whichwill act as a show of force in local, national and international contemporary art spheres.
The Bali Art Fair, titled Bali On the Move, features work by 132 artists, who will present painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and video art (new media). Artists with a qualified track record will be exhibiting alongside young and emerging artists.
Art collectives and groups such as the BIASA sculptors, B-Tjap the young graphic artists of Singaraja, the KataRupa collective and Lingkara art photography will also take part.
Exhibition curators Arif BagusPrasetyo and Wayan Sunarta have selected some 200 works of art.
According to senior artist and BAS member Made Wianta, “The Bali Art Fair 2013, Bali On The Move is a precious moment to realize unity, as well as to see the creative achievement of artists who work in Bali today.”
“Balinese artists have often followed the events of world art, such as the Venice Biennale, but unfortunately we have not been able to hold a class art event. It is time that we start to organize events such as Bali On The Move to let the world know that in Bali there is also a top class art event.”
“I’m glad that the younger members of BAS have taken the initiative to make this event, which has the potential to realize unity among fine artists in collaboration with key art stakeholders in Bali,” said Wianta, who will present an installation in the exhibition.
Aside from the exhibitions, Bali Art Fair 2013 will include art discussions and workshops. The discussions will address the fundamental problem of making works of art in Bali.
Art treasures of Bali, from pre-modern to contemporary art, indicate that Bali’s arts continue to grow and be sustainable. The potential for art making demonstrates that Bali has the potential both from a demographic and cultural perspective to be a fertile space for the growth and blossoming of global art.
The workshop will provide fundamental knowledge for artists in the expanding field of art appreciation with Hendra W Saputro, director of Bali Orange Communications, providing reliable tips for artists on how works of art can be appreciated by the public in the internet realm and in terms of business development to reach out to a greater market.
Bali On The Move will take place at three venues: Tony Raka Art Gallery on Jl. Raya Mas in Ubud; Maha Art Gallery at Jl. Merdeka 18, Tanjung Bungkak in Denpasar; and Danes Art Veranda at Jl. HayamWaruk 159 in Denpasar.
Source : Bali Daily