Art And Design

  • Getting ready

    People takes photographs with a giant golden statue of the Buddha at Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist temple, in Magelang, Central Java, on Saturday. The statue will be moved to the main altar that has been erected for Waisak, or the Buddha's Day of Enlightenment, wich will be observed on Tuesday. (Antara/Anis Efizudin)

  • Preserving wayang

    Juki, 36, crafts a wayang out of cardboard in Jati Kapur village, Kediri, East Java, on Tuesday. His activity is aimed at preserving wayang. (Antara)

  • Picasso painting sells for $179M; Giacometti sculpture $141M

    A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179.4 million on Monday night, and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti set a record for most expensive sculpture, at $141.3 million.

  • Art on the street

    A woman walks past a painting displayed during the Art on the Street Festival in Sungguminasa, Gowa, South Sulawesi, on Monday. One hundred artists are taking part in the event aimed at introducing and educating people about painting. (Antara/Sahrul Manda T.)

  • SingaPlural 2015: Celebration of Creative Design

    Behind every good design, there is a meticulous process that involves creativity and hard work.

  • Irma Hardjakusumah: Designing for Hollywood

    After the Academy Awards on Feb. 22, about 1,500 of Hollywood’s brightest talents moved to the official after party the Governor’s Ball.

  • Walk the talk: Countering corruption culture

    Fed up with the development, the Jakarta Arts Council (DKJ), along with artists from different fields and art foundations, launched an action to call for a stop to corruption.

  • Medium at Large explores the nature of art

    When artists probe and ponder the fluid nature of art — of the art’s medium, at large — the results are a feast for the eyes and food for the soul.

  • How Green is my valet ?

    Designing a hotel that’s different is always a challenge — there are limited ways to assemble blocks of concrete cubicles and make them desirable. One Yogyakarta hotelier is going green to lure visitors.

  • For Pedan’s ‘lurik’ makers, tradition is in transition

    Pedan in Klaten, Central Java, was a booming center for making lurik in the 1960s. In the village’s heyday, around 500 home industries employed 70,000 people — all of whom earned a living from making the traditional striped, woven fabric.

  • Andreas Iswinarto: Master of a Dark Art

    The sky is pregnant with rain as a group of people clad in black stand together outside the Presidential Palace. They are part of Kamisan, a silent weekly protest calling for investigations into a range of alleged human rights abuses.

  • ‘I’m A Ghost in My Own House’ shortlisted for art prize

    An intense and powerful 12-hour performance titled I’m a Ghost in My Own House by renowned Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo has been shortlisted as one of the 15 finalists vying for a prestigious contemporary art award.

  • ‘Trienal Seni Patung #2’: A showcase of contemporary ideas

    Fifty-three prominent and talented Indonesian artists share their out-of-the-box works of art at the Indonesian Sculpture Triennial #2 at the Galeri Nasional Indonesia in Jakarta.

  • In Kasongan, an ancient trade is big business

    Kasongan has been known for pottery since at least 1675, according to local lore, when a figure known as Kyai Song first set up shop.

  • Pakistan’s truck art tradition

    The story of Pakistani truck painting began on the road, but the folk art has now entered the houses of the nation’s people.

  • Cubism

    A man looks at art during a press preview for "Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection " a major exhibition of the essential Cubists—Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, and Pablo Picasso at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Tuesday. The exhibition will mark the first time that the Collection is shown in its entirety. It features 81 paintings, works on paper, and sculpture: 17 by Braque, 15 by Gris, 15 by Léger, and 34 by Picasso. (AFP/ Timothy A. Clary)

  • Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale offers widened scope

    A total of 72 artists — 40 of whom are Indonesians and 30 international — are taking part in the event, which runs until Oct. 13 at the Indonesian National Gallery on Jl. Medan Merdeka Timur in Central Jakarta.

  • Heaven Tanudiredja: Taking designing to the next level

    Heaven Tanudiredja never planned to be a jewelry designer. Instead, a career in fashion design was always in his sights.

  • ‘Subject to Object’, a homecoming creation

    Jewelry designer Heaven Tanudiredja has marked his homecoming after spending 10 years in Antwerp, Belgium, by holding his first exhibition in Jakarta.

  • Conserving nature through paintings

    He was skillfully maneuvering his paintbrush on a canvas with one hand, while his other held a palette with a variety of different color paints.

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