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BaCAA an assembly of Indonesia’s finest contemporary artists

  • Arya Dipa

    Contributor

Bandung, West Java   /   Fri, March 15 2019   /  03:30 am

Zoom in: A visitor looks at artwork by artist Erwin Windu Pranata during the BaCAA ASSEMBLAGE exhibition in Bandung, West Java.In Bandung, West Java, 26 of Indonesia’s finest artists gather to ignite more public interest in contemporary art.Artist Aliansyah “Alin” Caniago remembers fondly the day he won the Bandung Contemporary Art Award (BaCAA) in 2015 with a physically demanding performance piece.Alin hauled a boat along a 22-kilometer road that connected Bandung and Cianjur, also in West Java. With a rope fastened to his shoulders, he dragged the boat from Situ Ciburuy Lake in Padalarang to Bandung city.This performance took nine hours to complete and was titled Point of Return Project: Situ Ciburuy.Alin considered the performance, which earned him an award at the fourth BaCAA, as the peak of his artistic career.“I finally earned the public recognition and self-confidence to a...