BEAUTY IN DIVERSITY: BHINEKA TUNGGAL IKA ART EXHIBITION

bhineka 3Moving from the concern about the fading of ‘Bhineka Tunggal Ika’ meaning, a group of aspiring artists from Bali decide to stand up together and hold a special art exhibition.

bhineka 4The term ‘Bhineka Tunggal Ika’ is derived from old manuscript of Sutasoma which loosely translated to ‘different but one’ and has long been acknowledged as the national motto of Indonesia. Lately, the political stir and action has degraded the meaning of the said term, and departing from the concern of the said issue, some local artist of Bali island gather together and hold a very special art exhibition in order to restore and showcase the beauty of oneness in diversity.

bhineka 2Commencing at Rumah Topeng Wayang Setia Darma, the Bhineka Tunggal Ika art exhibition will showcase the three variety of innovative drama dance performances of both Balinese and Sundanese influence over the span of three days; namely Sutasoma (August 5th) , Purwa Sandhi Naya (August 10th) and SundaUpasunda (August 12th) carried by the talented dancers from Indonesia and several countries including Japan, Mexico and United States. The event will also display various forms of visual arts; masks, painting and photography from aspiring artists such as I Wayan Mudita Adnyana (manuscript writer), I Wayan Purwanto (Sutasoma dancer performer), I Made Sukadana (puppeteer), I Wayan Jaya Merta (costume designer) and over 14 photographers; from Doddy Obenk, Anom Manik Agung, Stefanus Bayu, Widnyana Sudibya, Firmansyah Cakman, Gede Puja and many more starting from August 5th to September 5th 2017.

 

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