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Borobudur art exhibition features works by Balinese artists

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, May 10, 2017 | 12:25 pm
Borobudur art exhibition features works by Balinese artists

Fifteen Balinese artists from Sanggar Dewata Indonesia 15 Yogyakarta (SDI) are collaborating in an exhibition titled "Kamadhatu" at the Limanjawi Art House in the Borobudur Temple area in Magelang, Central Java. (Shutterstock/File)

Fifteen Balinese artists from Sanggar Dewata Indonesia 15 Yogyakarta (SDI) are collaborating in an exhibition titled "Kamadhatu" at the Limanjawi Art House in the Borobudur Temple area in Magelang, Central Java.

"This is a special occasion for us to able to hold a show together in Borobudur," said one of the artists, Dewa Made Mustika, during the opening event on Sunday.

The exhibition is slated to run until May 30.

In addition to Dewa Made Mustika, the artists participating in the event are Made Arya Palguna, Agus Putu Suyadnya, Made Agus Darmika, Wayan Piki Suyersa, Putu Sastra Wibawa, Ketut Suryawan, Made Surya Subrata, Wayan Sudarsana, Wayan Yusa Dirgantara, Tjokorda Bagus Wiratmaja, Gusti Agung Bagus Ari Maruta, Kadek Suardana, Made Pande Giri Ananda and Putu Adi Suanjaya.

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"Besides presenting artwork that the public could appreciate, we also gained a lot input from the local artists," he said, adding that "Kamadhatu" was one of three realms in Buddhist tradition, with "Rupadhatu" and "Arupadhatu" as the other two recognized realms.

The venue's owner, Umar Chusaeni, told Antara news agency that the works displayed were contemporary with modern life yet still related to the artists' background as Balinese. He added that the exhibition also showed the painters' spirit of pluralism since they are Hindu people taking inspiration from a Buddhist temple. (vod/kes)

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