Various kinds of uniqueness in Balinese dance are on display in Griya Santrian Gallery, Sanur. Expression of the dancers, sanctity, colorful clothing up to familiarity is all captured on photo media of various sizes. More interestingly, those photographs do not merely pose documentation, but also represent stories as well as messages to future generations to preserve them.
A total of 32 photographs denoting the works of 23 photographers are featured in the regular celebration as in the seventh Sanur Village Festival (SVF). Color and atmosphere displayed are quite diverse. They are highlighting travel, journalism, performance, digital photography, portrait photography, color photography as well as black and white photography.
More interestingly, the exhibition also includes the works of the Denpasar Mayor, IB Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra entitled Rare Denpasar, Chairman of SVF IB Sidharta Putra and a figure of Sanur IB Gunamanta. Meanwhile, other participants include Anom Manik Agung, Widiatmika, Bayu Pramana, Ian Sumatika, I Made Adi Dharmawan and the only female photographer is AA Diah Citradewi.
The photography exhibition held by the SVF in cooperation with the Denpasar Photographers Community (DPC) was opened by the Denpasar Mayor, IB Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, on Sunday (Sep 23). It will take place until October 7, 2012. The theme is Salampah Laku namely a title of psalmody composed by a great writer of the twentieth century namely Ida Pedanda Made Sidemen from Geriya Taman Intaran, Sanur.
Chairman of the SVF, IB Sidharta Putra, said the theme appointed had the philosophy of indigenous wisdom used to encourage the vitality of tourism supporting many daily activities of people ranging from the spiritual to economic activities. “This exhibition is to provide a creative space for photography of Bali. On that account, in conjunction with the SVF is always held the exhibition like this,” he said before the exhibition was opened. (BTN/015)