The First Painting Exhibition in the New Building “BATURAN Art Space”

2022 is a particular year for Batuan Village because this year marks the 1000th anniversary of Batuan Village. In December, an event will be held to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Batuan village. In August, Indo Art House collaborated with the Baturulangun painter’s group and Batuan Village officials to organize a children’s exhibition entitled Rare Rupa. This exhibition is one of the events part of welcoming the peak of the event in December.

Important figures opened the Rare Rupa exhibition for Batuan Village: Mr. Ary Anggara, the Head of Batuan Village, and Mr. Anak Agung Gede Rai, the Founder of Arma Museum Ubud, and Mr. Warih Wisatsana, the well-known art curator in Bali. The event was attended by hundreds of enthusiastic visitors from the local community and some foreign tourists.

 

The opening ceremony of the Rare Rupa exhibition was also enlivened by the performance of the Children’s Condong Dance and accompanied by traditional Gambuh music, typical of Batuan Village. Indo Art House aims to encourage the conventional arts of Batuan Village to live and be preserved; therefore, this exhibition is one of the efforts to promote the younger generation.

 

The beating of the kulkul marked the speakers’ inauguration of the rare visual exhibition, followed by the inauguration of a new building named Baturan Art Space. This name was chosen according to the Batuan inscription, which is expected to make the younger generation still heed the history of Batuan village. The inauguration of the name of the new building is symbolized by breaking a jug filled with flowers, meaning that this building can give fragrance to Batuan Village.

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