24 April 2019 at 19.30
Bentara Budaya Jakarta,
Jl. Palmerah Selatan No. 17 Jakarta
Bentara Budaya held the VI Indonesian Graphic Arts Triennial International Competition. The event aimed at supporting and fostering the development of graphic art was attended by 317 works from 166 graphic artists from 26 countries. As a culmination, there will be an exhibition of 30 finalists and an award night for the winners on Wednesday, April 24 2019 at 19.30 WIB at Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jl. Palmerah Selatan No. 17 Jakarta.
The countries of origin of the participants included Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Moldova, the Philippines, Poland, Thailand, South Korea, the United States, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Singapore and Canada.
All works have been carefully selected by the judges, namely Ipong Purnama Sidhi (chairman of the jury and curator of Bentara Budaya), Dwi Marianto (ISI Yogyakarta book writer and lecturer), Edi Sunaryo (ISI Yogyakarta Artist and Lecturer), Devy Ferdianto (Pegrafis and Head of the Ganara Print Art Division), and Theresia Agustina Sitompul (Artist, Activist of the Yogyakarta Minggiran Graphic Studio and Lecturer at the ISI Surakarta).
The Director of the Bentara Budaya Program, Frans Sartono, said that the Indonesian Graphic Arts Triennial is a form of Bentara Budaya’s commitment to support the development of graphic arts in Indonesia.
“Held since 2003, at the fifth event in 2015 and continues its sixth this year, the Indonesian Graphic Arts Triennial involves international participants. This is intended to trigger and stimulate enthusiasm for Indonesian graphic arts, both for actors and public observers of graphic arts in general, “he said.
The holding of the Indonesia VI Graphic Arts Triennial Competition was also supported by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas. In addition to competitions and exhibitions of Finalists ‘work and winners, this time the Graphic Arts Triennial will also be combined with graphic arts workshops, pictures together with the Indonesian’ s Sketchers and Bogor Sketchers communities, a kokoru class for elementary school students. All are carried out to provide knowledge and experience of art to the general public.