A total of 37 artists from Japan organized an exhibition in Ksiraarnawa Hall, Denpasar Art Center. The exhibition presented 221 paintings and was opened by the King of Kesiman, AA Ngurah Kusumawardhana, marked with the ribbon cutting on Friday (Oct 25). The four-day exhibition was closed on October 28, 2013. The exhibition was first held by especially bringing in painters from Japan and involving 20 elementary school children in Bali. “We do hope this joint exhibition would be visited by Balinese people and foreign tourists while enjoying holiday in Bali,” said Wayan Suena, Chief Organizer.
It featured the theme ‘The Exhibition on the Power of the Art, Power of Japanese Art and the Art of Balinese Kids’ as a means of cultural exchange between Japanese and Balinese artists in the hope of increasing the art and culture between the two countries. “The event is held to commemorate the diplomatic relationship that has existed for 40 years in the field of cultural promotion,” said Managing Director of Indonesian Impressioner Tour. According to Suena, the exhibition was in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and welcomed by the management of the Denpasar Art Center. (BTN/015)