Bangdung Indonesia Art
The Indonesian woman posed with her tattoo but was sued for an art installation, according to a report in the Jakarta Post.
The student had painted a mural of a woman who had a tattoo on her right arm, with the words "I am an artist" on the left.
Opened on 3 July 1920, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious technical schools in Indonesia and the first in the country. The college has since been renamed the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and is consistently one of the top universities in the country, according to the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum.
This year, the students in Bandung participated in a long-term project called "36 Frames," which had already been initiated in 2004 by BCNMA Bandang and Helsinki, Finland. The circular shape that runs through the building and its garden is inspired by the ancient Candi Temples in East Java, while the complex is set on a north-south axis and is inspired by Javanese philosophy. The participating art students and lecturers met for the first time at the opening ceremony of the exhibition with 36 paintings in the central business district of the city. In this context, the framework was presented to a crowd from Yogyakarta, Bali and Jakarta, which was also attracted by a number of other international artists as well as local artists from the local community.
The exhibition will be open to the public for the first time in Bandung until the end of October, with an opening ceremony on 26 October.
At the national level, the Indonesian Ministry of Economy, Creativity and Tourism has also pledged support to the Common Space in the organisation and activation of Taman Budaya, a national cultural park. If well organised, it will be the first of its kind in Indonesia and one of the most important cultural parks in the world.
This is precisely what makes Bandung an attractive place for artists: its artistic environment allows them to take a more experimental path, unlike in Jakarta, where the pressure to sell is greater. The presence of art spaces in Indonesia is not always easy due to controversial political and market interests. Despite the constraints that artists face, alternative spaces across Indonesia should have a strategy to survive in this new environment.
On the other hand, the art culture in Bandung has yet to develop into a new phase of the creative economy. The need for physical spaces and art platforms is very important, especially in an increasingly competitive space like Bandong, where space for young artists is becoming increasingly scarce. At present, there is not enough space to support art and culture outside Bandung, which emphasizes the spirit of independence, innovation and experimentation. Indonesian contemporary art needs alternative spaces in Indonesia if it is to develop and develop while social change is taking place.
One of the places I remember was an art gallery hidden in a small building on the outskirts of Bandung, a few blocks from the city centre. Indonesian artists, and because I have a great interest in art, I created this institution to present it to a wider audience and at the same time develop its unique and intrinsic qualities. Rifky Effendy, a Jakartan-born ITB graduate who has been working with his wife as an art curator for years, founded the gallery with the help of his friends. Together with his friend he created a series of large-format paintings and sculptures as well as a series of smaller works.
Bandung is a great city with great restaurants and cafes to visit, and many of these establishments successfully combine their natural charm with comfort and luxury, while being a popular weekend destination for Jakarta townspeople. Among the notable works are a series of large-format paintings and sculptures by artists such as Rifky Effendy. On his home island, he also decorates the walls of his house, which he uses as a backdrop for his artworks.
Visit Lawangwangi and enjoy one of the best restaurants and cafés in the city, as well as beautiful views of the beautiful beaches of Bandung.
The gallery is also part of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), which acts as a hub for the development of art and culture in the city and is an educational centre for students. It is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the space of art and visual culture throughout Indonesia. The artist, who is from Banyumas, Central Java, has also run his own art gallery, the Common Room Gallery, for over 20 years. His interest in creating a "Common Space" network stemmed from his experience as director of a local art museum in Jakarta, but also from the experiences of his wife and daughter.
The BCNMA hosted the third Asia - Europe Art Camp, which focused on participating in a series of workshops for artists from around the world as well as local artists. I see this as an opportunity to establish an institution in Bandung that can push the boundaries of media and technology - based art practice in Indonesia and beyond.