Art In Bali


A Guide to Buying Balinese Art at Auctions

Art In Bali | Aug 20, 2018

Art expert and contirbutor Richard Horstman gives us the ins-and-outs of art in Bali, especially for those looking to buy real art from real Balinese artists. These are best found at official auctions, to which Richard helps us guide our way through such an event: Are you interested in art in Bali? Ever thought of buying at an […]

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Balinese Art Patronage Now & Then

Art In Bali | Jul 17, 2018

Balinese art has a rich and unique history dating back over 400 years. Originally the work of artisans from the East Javanese Majapahit Empire (13-16th Century), this special narrative style of painting expanded into Bali in 1343 when the Majapahit conquered Bali, introducing the Hindu culture, and institutions. A Short History of Balinese Art The Kamasan […]

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Budi Agung Kuswara: Art’s Real Values in Perspective

Art In Bali | Jun 18, 2018

Art plays distinctive and irreplaceable roles within the development of a healthy society. Art offers us opportunities to be inspired, become more educated and aware, as well as to observe the thoughts and feelings of our fellow man. The best contemporary art is essential to our well being, having something important to say about the […]

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liina klauss’ 5000 Lost Soles: Turning Ocean Rubbish into Art

Art In Bali | May 30, 2018

Artist liina klauss, together with Potato Head Beach Club Bali, created a visually stunning installation name ‘5000 soles’ from rubbish that washed up on Seminyak Beach. Their goal, raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution through art.  One hot, global topic at the moment is ocean plastic pollution;  from local organisations right up to the United […]

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The Titian Prize: Recogising Extraordinary Balinese Artistic Talent

Art In Bali | May 28, 2018

The Bali art infrastructure is undergoing important transformation. This renewal is a timely, yet a long and unique process, the intended outcome, however, will be a sustainable art eco system on the island. The benefactors will be new buyers, seasoned collectors, art lovers, the curious, and of course the artists themselves.  The Bali art infrastructure […]

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Dipping in the Kool Aid: Bali Prison Inmates Show Artistic Talents

Art In Bali | Mar 13, 2018

What is the value of human life? How does our society appraise personal endeavour, imagination and creativity when the priority of doctors and medical staff in hospitals is the preservation of life? Governments and penal systems assess prisoners as having little to contribute to community, some electing to terminate the lives of ‘serious offenders’ through […]

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Windee Winata: Focusing on the Mysterious

Art In Bali | Feb 19, 2018

Bali is an extraordinary visual experience, equalled by few other locations on earth. From the spectacular, shimmering landscapes, to the architectural and sculpturally magnificent structures and monuments, the grandeur of festivals and ceremonies, and the grace of the Balinese. It is vibrant and rich in photogenic subjects that incite wonder and euphoria that continually seduces […]

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Bali’s Citra Sasmita: In The Spotlight of Indonesian Contemporary Art

Art In Bali | Jan 29, 2018

The most significant display of contemporary art on the island during 2015 featured many of Bali’s finest artists exhibiting side-by-side with emerging talent. Violent Bali – Bali Art Intervention #1, opened at the Tony Raka Art Gallery, Ubud in November presenting eighty-five works raising issues such as identity, gender and cultural conflicts, and the New […]

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Discovering Bali’s Traditional Musical Instruments

Art In Bali | Sep 08, 2017

Music in Bali is extremely complex in nature, and there is no doubt that it is vital in Balinese culture. In addition to serving the art and culture, traditional instruments are used for religious activities. Some performances depend on these musical tools to create the magical effect of Balinese music. Balinese culture has a significant […]

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Urban Canvas: Bali Street Art Makes a Statement

Art In Bali | Jun 02, 2017

Street art and mural paintings are mushrooming, and have become one of the biggest attractions on the island’s south. We sat down with a Denpasar-based, famed street artist, visited the capital’s art institution, and snapped some of the island’s most staggering mural paintings. the street artist As his stage name suggests, Slinat (short for “silly […]

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