Paintings exhibited at Griya Santrian Gallery Sanur.
Paintings exhibited at Griya Santrian Gallery Sanur.

DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – Santrian Gallery Sanur holds an art exhibition featuring 16 artworks, involving more than 50 painters and arts communities on the island. The exhibition with the theme “Sip Setiap Saat”, is a collaborative project by Balinese artists, presenting unusual artworks, reflecting contemporary Balinese art.

The exhibition was opened on December 24, 2020, at Santrian Gallery while its inauguration will be held on December 28, 2020, with a special performance by Indonesian well-known Jazz musician Indra Lesmana. The exhibition lasts for one month until January 25, 2021.

The artworks on display are very diverse, ranging from painting, Prasi painting (painting or drawing on papyrus manuscript), graphic art, sculpture, installation, art video, to art performances. The artworks are not just displayed in the gallery, but also in the hotel area to the beach.

Art exhibition at Santrian Gallery, Sanur.

According to Curator, I Wayan Seriyoga Parta, 2020 is a hard time for mankind. The world facing a major disaster, the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). However, he continued, it is very important to keep the creativity, not to fall into dreams and empty imagination and lose alertness in the midst of the pandemic.

“Santrian Gallery Sanur, as an art space, does not want to make the pandemic as an obstacle to the movement of artistic creativity. We invite artists to get involved in responding to the theme “Sip Setiap Saat”,” he explained.

Meanwhile, one of the painters, Made Arya Palguna, hopes that this exhibition can trigger other galleries to start holding art exhibitions.

“Hopefully next year galleries will start to be active and give a contribution to the world of art and artists in Bali. And hopefully, this event can lift enthusiasm not only to the art field but also to the general public,” he said.

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