SANUR, Bali (BPN) – A number students and alumni of Visual Arts study of Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha Singaraja held a Prasi exhibition, one of Bali’s rare and unique art works. Prasi is an ancient Balinese art in the form of text or illustration of ancient texts which is made on a dried-palm leaf which the art works also called Lontar.
The exhibition is held for a month from July 13 to August 15, 2018 at Griya Santrian Gallery, Sanur, themed (O)p(e)rasi.
“This art exhibition is followed by 27 artists and features 38 Prasi works with various themes from puppet stories up to current issues,” said organizing committee chairman Nyoman Putra Purbawa on Thursday.
Meanwhile, I Made Susanta Dwitanaya as exhibition curator revealed, the main purpose of this exhibition is as one way to preserve the existence of Prasi.
“Through this exhibition we hope that Prasi gets a place in the social field of Balinese art and becomes one of the genres in it ,” he said.
Meanwhile, representatives from Griya Santrian Gallery I Made Dolar Astawa said, that his side supports this exhibition because it displays the creativity of young artists who can preserve and develop the existence of Prasi.
“We see the art of Prasi is already on the verge of extinction, there are only few people who still preserving it. Hopefully this exhibition can inspire people to develop Prasi,” he said.