For The Love Of Art
‘ Om Swastiastu...’
The Balinese surely have an eye for intricate details – from their simple canang (offerings) placed on the side of the street to the detailed craftsmanship on their traditional houses and temples, you can see that the Balinese are fond of the aesthetic art that they express in their daily lives.
The Ogoh-Ogoh Parade is one of the best examples of how the Balinese love of art plays an important role in their many rituals. The parade, also known as Pengerupukan Day, is held one day prior to Silent Day, where monstrous dolls (ogoh-ogoh) representing the dark forces are marched on the streets before being destroyed and burned to keep Mother Earth in balance. But the equally interesting part is the making of the ogoh-ogoh – using eco-friendly material, an ogoh-ogoh is made by a large group of people as our contributor Agung Parameswara explains in ‘Craft & Culture’.
Bali is also home to contemporary art, where numerous talented artists, local and international, reside or visit on a regular basis. View from a Cloud, an art movement established in 2015, aims to make contemporary art more easily accessible to everyone by creating a virtual gallery that connects art enthusiasts to the artists. They also host exhibitions regularly – flip through ‘Foto Folio’ to see their creations. Meanwhile, the Dream Museum Zone in Seminyak boasts a number of 3D paintings. With a bit of imagination and creativity, you can make fun photos with these paintings – check out ‘Little Loves’ to see our version of fun at the museum.
Of course we have lots more stories just for you, like searching for unique bed and breakfasts in Bali in ‘Rest & Relaxation’ and an interview with renowned Balinese shoe businesswoman Niluh Djelantik in ‘Profile & Portrait’. So make yourself comfortable and... happy flipping through our pages!
‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om...’
Magazine issue > Official