Stone jumping is a traditional most famous attraction from Nias. Piles of stones about two-meters high is where a young man dressed in customary will jump over
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 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 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
HIGHLIGHT on Art and Exhibition: Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Direktorat Jenderal Kebudayaan, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan ikut meramaikan ajang Europalia Arts Festival Indonesia 2017–2018.
Pameran tersebut menampilkan karya dua perupa Indonesia yaitu Faisal Habibi (Bandung) dan Eko Prawoto (Yogyakarta). Karya Faisal berjudul “Gunungan” dipamerkan pada 17 September 2017 – 21 Januari 2018 di Festival Centre Gedung Dynasty, Brussels. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Art and Culture: A Colombian writer Héctor Abad Faciolince participated in the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. He shared a gastronomic talk about Latin American literature and their most recognized works, with other Latin American writers.
The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017 returns on Oct. 25-29 managed to attract thousands of people to come to Ubud, bringing together some of the world’s most powerful voices in a melting pot of artists, authors, thinkers and performers. The Festival is a platform for meaningful exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Art and Exhibition: Galeri Nasional Indonesia bekerja sama dengan Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan— menyambut baik dan kembali memberikan dukungan atas terselenggaranya Pameran Sembilan Perupa Abstrak 2017 di Galeri Nasional Indonesia.
9 ruang abstrak adalah sebuah penandaan sekumpulan kegelisahan, dan impian serta langkah kongkrit untuk menjawabnya. Ini sebuah mata rantai terbaru dari perjalanan para pendekar abstrak yang notabene terkoneksi oleh pertalian batin dan kegelisahan bersama tentang kehadiran dan pengabdian mereka untuk merayakan hidup di alam semesta, sebuah bentuk ketakziman dan kebersyukuran melalui keseniannya. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Colombian Embassy in Indonesia: Commemorating National Independence Day, presents Vallenato’s music concert by Colombian musician Eibar Gutiérrez. The Colombian Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. José Renato Salazar (picture above) sharing his speech in the opening remarks.
This event took place on July 20, 2017 at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta and dedicated to Indonesian officials, especially to the Minister of Agriculture H.E. Amran Sulaiman was also present, diplomatic corps and community of Colombians in the city of Jakarta. …more