Metawai Island is very much isolated on the South Island of Nias. Some of their hunting equipments & household of the stones, have long replaced metal shipped from Western part of Sumatra
HIGHLIGHT on Art & Exhibition: The Art from Different Lands. The National Gallery of Indonesia–Ministry of Education and Culture holds a triennale exhibition entitled Southeast Asia Plus Triennale of Art (SEA+).
This exhibition connects the growth of Indonesian art with the development of art in Southeast Asia in line with the changes of international art map which constantly grows. Picture above art pieces by Eugene Soh (Singapore).
A limited art exhibition (covering the scope of the Southeast Asia’s region), but also inclusive because it opens the possibility to involve participation and interaction of broader art development from other culture regions. SEA+ Triennale is also a form of Indonesia’s response towards the progress of Asia’s art development, particularly in Southeast Asia. Picture left art pieces by Mella Jaarsma (Indonesia).
This event becomes an important step from the government of Indonesia to continue and develop various forms of cooperation occurred in Asia, especially Southeast Asia, which previously has been established through activities and a series of agreement in the fields of economy and politics.
SEA+ Triennale becomes a pioneer of international art triennale exhibition that specifically presents artists from Southeast Asia. The Director of National Gallery of Indonesia, Tubagus ‘Andre’ Sukmana said that SEA+ Triennale 2016 is a valuable opportunity for participating artists from Indonesia to present their artwork achievement that they create together with international artists who have undeniable reputations. “And also to show the articulation of each artist’s attention to the life experiences from different places and context of issues, and able to connect each other as a whole,” Tubagus said. Pictures below art pieces by Arahmaiani (Indonesia) and Alwin Reamillo (The Phillipines).
Tubagus hopes that this exhibition can be an interesting activity and also contains valuable education for public of art in Indonesia, particularly in Jakarta, through the display of strong and historical various art expressions.
The ‘art from different lands’ does not only explain many origin situations which underlies the creation of each presented artwork, but also shows a matter of perspective principle, attitude, and assesment owned by each artist. The land, here, is not only about an experience of space and time that is distinctive as well as authentic lived by each artist, but also becomes a sort of range of the ground of their attitudes in facing the developments within the situation of contemporary society. Pictures below art pieces by Ingeborg Annie Kristine Lindahl (Norway) and Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich (United Kingdom).
“ENCOUNTER: Art from Different Lands” ARTWORKS
44 pieces of two and three dimensional as well as intermedia artworks (painting, object, graphic art, photography, video art, and art installation).
10 am – 7 pm | 19 October – 10 November 2016
National Gallery of Indonesia: A, B, and C Building of the National
Gallery of Indonesia
10 am – 1 pm | Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Seminar Room of the National Gallery of Indonesia
Rizki A. Zaelani, Asikin Hasan, A. Rikrik Kusmara, and Badrolhisham M. Tahir