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Contemporary Art Exhibition “Celebration of the Future” at AB•BC Building



Tue, 15 Jan 2019 @12:00 AM
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 @11:59 PM


Art Bali – Bali Collection, Bali, 80363



Bali’s newest and most celebrated creative space, Art Bali Bali Collection (AB•BC), in Nusa Dua has recently opened a brand new exhibition titled “Celebration of the Future”, featuring new media art forms of 47 Indonesian artists running from 15 December to 15 January 2019. 

The AB•BC Building’s opening exhibition featured some of the country’s top contemporary artists, which skyrocketed the space’s reputation as a premium art centre shortly after opening. It drew in important international delegates, having opened during the World Bank and IMF Conference held in Nusa Dua Bali in 2018, as well as top Indonesian art lovers, society members and national leaders. The opening exhibition set the stage for future exhibitions…

Art Bali Bali Collection Nusa Dua

Budi Agung Kuswara, Balinese Baroque (left); Maharani Mancanegara, Babad Hikayat Wanatentrem (top right); Meliantha Muliawan, Uniform (bottom right).

This second contemporary art exhibition in the AB•BC Building, “Celebration of the Future”, outlines the role of art in generating a network of exchanges of information that, not only brings forth awareness of the past and the present, but also guides us towards the future.

Through installation art, paintings, new media art forms and more, 47 Indonesian artists present a dialogue rooted from thoughts and expressions on the values found in society, as well as its future. The exhibition, which opened on Saturday, 15 December 2018, at 7.00 PM will run until 15 January, 2019.

Just as the Avant-Garde art movement in the Western world played a key part in constructing social and cultural identities, PERSAGI during the pre-independence period and Gerakan Seni Rupa Baru (GSRB) in the 1970’s were both instrumental in shaping Indonesia’s independence and nation’s identity movement. Through their works, artists delineate events (information): by exploring the uncanny, and unearthing features unseen by many, while at the same time facing risks of alienation, contempt and the feeling of being misunderstood.Suffice to say, however, that it was through taking these risks thatthey were able to inspire cultural and national identities.

Art Bali Bali Collection 2018

Art Bali • Bali Collection Façade

“Celebration of the Future” is a collective art exhibition with 47 artists hailing from the three locus of art movement in Indonesia: Bandung (10 artists), Bali (20 artists), and Yogyakarta (17 artists). The exhibition presents artworks in the forms of new media, installation art, sculptures, object, and paintings that display engaging issues related to art, culture, society, and politics; inviting audiences to negotiate upon the direction of time to come. The exhibition, curated by Rifky Effendy and Ignatia Nilu, sets a new anchor for artists and the younger generation to bring forth a generation of contributors who will move horizons of the future for the global public.

Entry open for public: IDR 50,000 entry ticket applied for all visitors over 10-years old.

AB•BC Building
Bali Collection ITDC Nusa Dua Badung, Bali 80363 Indonesia