Indonesian masks are among the most exotic in the world, but many traditional mask-makers have given up their precious legacy in pursuit of more lucrative fields of endeavor. In collaboration with Tempo Gallery and The House of Masks, Bali's Jenggala has gathered an exhibition of antique masks from all over Indonesia in hopes of reviving appreciation for this extraordinary heritage.
Tiempo Gallery is the home to one of Indonesia's most extensive collections of original antiques, artifacts and objects d'art gathered from across Indonesia. An exhibition at Jenggala August 14 – September 19 2008 will present some of the finest items from the Tiempo Gallery Collection representing masks and textiles with covering over 200 years of Indonesian history. These ancient legacies come from all over the archipelago, stretching from Sumatra to Papua New Guinea.
Kubu Bingin, The House of Masks, is devoted to keeping the art of Indonesian masks alive through a combination of education, conservation and entertainment. The new exhibition highlights a dozen of their favorite items from their 1,020-piece collection, including comical figures from traditional performances and exceptional ritual masks found in ancient caves in Kalimantan.
Items from the Tiempo Gallery Collection items will be offered for sale at the current exhibition, the rare items from Kubu Bingin will not.
Based in Bali, an island renowned for its creative artwork, the Jenggala Gallery is located at Jenggala Keramik a leading producer of high-quality, handcrafted ceramics. Their workshop draws upon the talents of 190 Balinese craftspeople and is inspired by the wealth and diversity of Indonesian culture.
Jenggala Mask and Textiles
For more information contact Jenggala
at Jalan Uluwatu II in Jimbaran. Telephone ++62-(0)361-703311
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