Art And Design

  • Chinese painting and calligraphy coming to Jakarta

    At the request of Chinese president Xi Jinping, who first proposed the idea of a 21st century “maritime silk road” when speaking in Indonesia in 2013, PT Bauing Construction Indonesia has initiated a Chinese painting and calligraphy exhibition, set to be held in Balai Kartini, Jakarta, later this month.

  • Travel back through time along the spice trail at 'Jalur Rempah' Museum Week

    The third installation of the Museum Week series, themed Jalur Rempah (spice trail), was officially opened by Culture and Education Minister Anies Baswedan at the Indonesian National Museum in Jakarta on Sunday. The event will run until Oct. 25, showcasing the history and stories of Jalur Rempah through a series of seminars, dining experiences, botanical exhibitions, art installations and educational activities for kids.



  • Ceramics artists showcase work in Identity exhibition

    Thirteen Indonesian ceramics artists are showcasing their artworks in an exhibit launched on Friday that will run through Oct. 25.



  • Island in focus: DP suggests deportation of UK journalists

    Member of Indonesian Press Council (DP) Yosep “Stanley” Adi Prasetyo suggested on Thursday the Batam District Court deport British journalists Neil Bonner and Becky Posser for visa violations.

  • 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.

  • Sustainable Design Meets Science

    Adopting state-of-the-art environmental standards and a scientific, contemporary interpretative approach, Singapore’s Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) stands out for its distinct architecture and exhibition design, which show continuity between the external building and the galleries.

  • Makeup effect artists: Forgotten people of scary movies

    In the 1990s, those movies disappeared because of censorship. Now the cycle has started rolling again and makeup effects artists are lining up outside the door, trying to make their voices heard.

  • Mahendi: Finger-lookin’ good

    It was a high-culture event in the most prestigious building of the city of Malang, East Java — the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah (DPRD — the Regional Representative Council).

  • Jakarta Biennale: aims to embrace global vision

    The upcoming Jakarta Biennale is expected to move forward and apply some changes to its original concept. These changes are hoped to make the event one of the world’s most important international artistic gatherings.

  • At Last They Understand: A New Direction in Balinese Art

    Sanggar Dewata Indonesia, the group of artists that for decades has embodied mainstream Balinese art, is finally facing up to the reality that Bali is changing and its art has to take that into account.

  • Art-Chipelago: In pursuit of identity

    The works of more than 100 artists from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines are on display at the National Gallery as part of a biennial exhibition seeking to define — and redefine — the self.

  • 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)

  • Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him

    Having come through another FIFA election largely unscathed, Sepp Blatter was in a typically defiant mood Saturday when addressing the challenges that still lie ahead.