Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 01:53 WIB

Idanna Pucci, from Florence to Bali Part IV: The twinning of two towns...

IO - Idanna Pucci has described Flor­ence as a hermetic city, with layers of culture and history and, in her view, Bali is very similar. “I have interacted with Bali for thirty-...

Idanna Pucci, from Florence to Bali Part III: Vagando Aquiro

IO - “Florence is an hermetic city. It is a city that conceals secrets. One should never stop searching and looking beyond the appearance. Then, when you least expect it something unpredictable...

Idanna Pucci, from Florence to Bali Part II: Life’s journey

IO - Who would not wish to be born in a palazzo in Florence, that great Italian centre of the arts where people gath­er from all over the world to immerse themselves...

Idanna Pucci, from Florence to Bali Part I: A new edition of The World...

IO - In March this year a new and re­vised edition of Idanna Pucci’s book, Against All Odds was released. The new book The World Odyssey of a Balinese Prince tells the...

Toeti Heraty Roosseno, Indonesian philosopher and Renaissance woman contemplates an encyclopaedia of Nusantara philosophers…

IO - What does Indonesian philosophy mean? Some have said that it is the tradition of abstract speculation held by the people who inhabit the islands of Nusantara or the Indonesian Archipelago...

Statues topple as national identity and global values change. Part III: Statues in Indonesia

IO -  With regard to Indonesia statues have already been protested and toppled since before independence. General Van Heutsz was a Dutch general famous for bringing an end to the Aceh...

Art in a time of pandemic

IO - During this time of pandemic there are two areas in Indonesia that provide hope to artists, gallery owners and art fairs. They are Bali and Jogjakarta. During the corona virus...

Statues topple as national identity and global values change Part II: Statues falling in...

IO - Status are torn down or removed for various reasons. One of them is through war. In Germany after the Second World War the Allies ordered the removal of monuments to...

Statues topple as national identity and global values change Part I: Statues falling in...

IO - In many parts of the Western world in recent weeks there have been demonstrations and even at times riots. The tearing down of statues of once venerated people has been...

The ancient performance art of wayang beber and its resurgence after 300 years, Part...

IO - Although the ancient art of wayang beber or scroll painting performance art has its roots in the pre-Majapahit era, it became a performing art during the Majapahit period and this...

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