Niasers speak a kind of language related to Malagasy, a very similar to languages & custom with Batak on Sumatra. It is possible that the Niasers have derived from Batak
HIGHLIGHT on Art Exhibition: In Indonesia the month of April is a time to honor Kartini, one of Indonesia’s national heroes. Born on April 21, 1879 into an aristocratic Javanese family, Kartini resisted the social norms of the 19th century that restricted the opportunities granted to women. She was born into an aristocratic Javanese family, and known as a prominent Indonesian national Java. A pioneer in education for girls and women’s rights for Indonesians. The pictures profile above is one of the artist, Ines Katamso among of her unique paintings.
A champion for gender equality, in particular in the area of education, her legacy lives on today. While she is widely known through her writings such as Letters of a Javanese Princess (originally published as HabisGelapTerbitlahTerang, 1911), which document her communication with two close female friends in the Netherlands, Indonesia’s past is also marked by the efforts and courage of many other women. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Lebanon: Bordered on one side by Mediterranean and on the other by two parallel mountain ranges, Lebanon seems a country suspended between the sky and the sea. Despite its small area (10,452 square km), this is a land, resplendent in its diverse geography, landscape, culture and history.
Upon the arrival to Indonesia, Mrs. Joanna Azzi (picture below) as the Lebanese chargé d’affaires is so impressed with the ‘Unity in Diversity’ here. Indonesia is very similar to Lebanon ~ a Mediterranean county of multiple origins, shaped by 10,000 years of history. She was not only impressed with the motto, but also with the Indonesian cultures through dancing, weather, language and behavior of the Indonesian people that will stay in her mind. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Indonesia Art Awards: Seni Komik melaui tema “Dunia Komik” atau seringkali juga disebut sebagai “Pop Art” merupakan pilihan tema dengan pertimbangan Komik yang menggunakan bahasa komunikasi visual yang universal, dan saat ini dunia Internasional sudah mulai memberi ruang apresiasi terhadap Seni Komik.
Yayasan Seni Rupa Indonesia (YSRI) yang berdiri sejak tahun 1994, senantiasa memberi ruang-ruang apresiasi kepada seniman Indonesia dengan menggandeng berbagai mitra yang memiliki kepedulian dalam bidang seni budaya. Sebagai bentuk komitmen dalam memajukan Seni Rupa Indonesia. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Ballet & Contemporary Dance: Dance Prix Indonesia is the nation’s first and largest ballet and contemporary dance competition. Its goal is to discover, promote and support Indonesia’s talents. Dance Prix Indonesia represents an exceptional platform for dancers to showcase their potential. This year, Dance Prix Indonesia is supported by the Embassy of Italy and Italian Cultural Institute, Jakarta.
Since its inaugural year, Dance Prix Indonesia continues to strive to be the most prestigious ballet and contemporary dance competition in the nation. This year Dance Prix Indonesia was held at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta from April 13th – 15th, 2018. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Art and Culture Exhibition: ISA Art Advisory presents “A House in Bali”, the first solo exhibition of British based Indonesian artist Sinta Tantra in Jakarta. Known for her geometric abstraction and her signature bright color palettes, Tantra’s career came into prominence from her site-specific works in the public realm – combining the disciplines of painting, design, art and architecture both inside and outside the gallery space.
Tantra’s eclectic combination of Eastern and Western culture provides her with a uniquely well-placed perspective from which to visually reinterpret McPhee’s reflections on the relationship between the abstract and the music of Gamelan through her paintings and murals. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Art and Education: Galeri Nasional Indonesia bekerja sama dengan Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan meluncurkan program pendidikan terbaru berupa Program Publik Galeri Nasional Indonesia yaitu “KamiSketsa”.
Program Publik ini merupakan layanan edukasi di bidang senirupa, yang bertujuan untuk mengembangkan pengetahuan, wawasan dan kreativitas, serta meningkatkan daya apresiasi senirupa kepada masyarakat luas. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Art and Exhibition: Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia menggelar Pameran Seni Rupa Koleksi Galeri Nasional Indonesia mulai tanggal 5 Oktober – 12 November 2017 di National Art Gallery, Palace, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Dalam acara pembukaan Wonders of Indonesia, Duta Besar Republik Indonesia di Sofia, Bulgaria, H.E. Sri Astari Rasjid di National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (tampak foto diatas). Perhelatan ini digelar dalam rangka Wonders of Indonesia yang digelar oleh Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia di Sofia, Bulgaria. …more