Art And Design

  • Jakarta Textile Museum hosts songket exhibition

    Jakarta Textile Museum is hosting a songket (traditional cloth) exhibition, which displays around 100 pieces, from various provinces in Indonesia from Aug. 19 to Sept. 20.

  • Photo hotspot

    A man poses for photographs next to a pair of roadside mailboxes that were uniformly bent by a falling signboard during Typhoon Soudelor earlier this month in Taipei, Taiwan.

  • Spanish police fly to Corsica to retrieve Picasso work

    A team of Spanish police experts flew to the French island of Corsica on Tuesday to retrieve a masterpiece by Pablo Picasso that was smuggled out of Spain, where it is considered a national treasure.

  • Puppetry festival

    Puppeteers from Drama of Works performs a shadow puppet show for fellow puppeteers attending at the National Puppetry Festival at the University of Connecticut, Monday, in Storrs, Conn. Puppeteers from around the world began descending on UConn Monday to participate in the weeklong festival of all things puppet. (AP/Jessica Hill)

  • Ukraine artist creates Putin portrait with bullet shells

    A young Ukrainian artist has captured global media attention by creating a striking portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin out of 5,000 bullet shells collected in the separatist east.

  • Snowden bust kicks off New York art festival

    A cement bust of America's most-wanted whistleblower Edward Snowden, once famously confiscated by police, returned to public display in New York on Friday to kick off a street art festival.

  • Picasso 'national treasure' seized by French customs in Corsica

    A Picasso worth 25 million euros ($27.4 million) and considered a cultural treasure by Spanish authorities who had barred it from being exported was seized from a boat docked at Corsica, French authorities said Tuesday.

  • Bali to host fashion festival in August

    A fashion festival is set to grace Bali at the Trans Resort Bali from August 15-22.

  • 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)

  • Home furniture boutique offers local touch

    Amid the presence of international furniture stores offering mass-produced goods, an Indonesian-owned business is making innovations in the shopping experience right in the heart of the city.

  • 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.

  • Of alchemy, family, color and Indonesia

    The National Gallery is currently exhibiting the works of Austrian artist Helmut Kand and of the late painter Raden Tohny Joesoef and his four sons. Despite showcasing artists of different nationalities, the exhibitions have a common thread: They expose the richness of Indonesian culture.

  • Decorating clay pots with batik patchwork

    At his gallery, Suyono, creates artwork from batik patchwork from what some would say is trash.

  • Sculptural talks of the past and present

    Indonesian sculptural heritage has long been the center of cultural research and art exhibitions in Indonesia and abroad for its diversity and the stories behind each creation.

  • 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.)

  • Putting a soft touch on interior design

    What differences can cushions, curtains, runners and other fabric-based materials make in interior designs? Plenty.

  • The simplicity & practicality of Furniture Design

    The simplicity and functionality of design were highlighted in the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) 2015, putting young Asian designers at the forefront of the business.

  • Italian art in retrospective

    “I am very superficial,” Italian artist Luigi Ontani jokes — his words echoing artist Andy Warhol’s famous sentence.

  • Art affairs Inside, out

    The joy of seeing and buying works by famous artists — from Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst to Jeff Koons — has turned Art Basel Hong Kong event into a major stop on the global art fair circuit.