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Banyuwangi to host ArtOs Nusantara Art Exhibition at end of May

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Jakarta, IO – Banyuwangi Regency, East Java will host the ArtOs Nusantara national art exhibition to be held at the Old Beach Boom Marina Building on May 20-28.

Organizing committee chairman Imam Maskun said the event would open at 4 pm WIB preceded by performances of various traditional Banyuwangi cultural arts at 2 pm WIB.

“This building is a cultural heritage building which stood witness to Banyuwangi as an important route for international trade since the VOC era,” said Imam, reported Kompas, Tuesday (9/5).

The board of curators will exhibit 50 works of art with strict selection criteria. They will vary from paintings, sculptures, installation arts and multimedia. “You can be rest assured that this will be a new visual presentation for the fine arts scene in Banyuwangi,” promised Imam.

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The artists involved are national artists from Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Bandung, Padang, Makassar and Bali. They will collaborate with local Banyuwangi artists who are selected by the board of curators.

Imam further explained that this art event would be enlivened by internationally-famed Banyuwangi puppeteer Ki Fathur Gamblang. He will collaborate with Sujiwo Tejo who will perform a puppet show and paint at the opening ceremony. (un)

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