Preserving the Graceful Diversity: Bhineka Tunggal Ika Art Exhibition

Mario Andi Supria - Lulled by NilotamaThe term ‘Bhineka Tunggal Ika’ is derived from old manuscript of Sutasoma, which loosely translated to ‘different but one’ and has long been acknowledged as the national motto of Indonesia. Lately, the political stir and action has degraded the meaning of the said term, and departing from the concern of the said issue, some local artist of Bali island gather together and hold a very special art exhibition in order to restore and showcase the beauty of oneness in diversity.

hmmCommencing at Rumah Topeng Wayang Setia Darma, the Bhineka Tunggal Ika art exhibition showcases the three variety of Innovative Dance-Drama performances of both Balinese and Sundanese influence over the span of three days; namely Sutasoma done on August 5th, Purwa Sandhi Naya (August 10th) as well as Sunda Upasunda on the upcoming August 12th, carried by the talented dancers from Indonesia and several countries including Japan, Mexico and United States.  The event will also display various forms of visual arts; masks, painting and photography from aspiring artists such as I Wayan Mudita Adnyana and Nyoman Wijaya (painters), Cokorda Raka Sedana (Mask Sculptor), and over 14 photographers; from Doddy Obenk,  Anom  Manik  Agung, Stefanus   Bayu,   Widnyana   Sudibya, Firmansyah Cakman, Gede Puja and many more starting from August 5th to September 5th 2017.