The 2014 Salihara Festival presents bright, colorful, playful, and fun characteristics: a festive event. We believe that the works of the artists performing in this festival will eventually manifest into recreational activities for the viewers.
We would like to inform you that one of the programs in the 2013 Salihara Literary Biennale, Social Circus Workshop Pancatantra: Circus and Tales, that was planned to take place at the Studio Tari, Anjung Salihara, Thursday-Saturday, October 24-26, 2013, has been cancelled.
What is perhaps most interesting is that the love evident in the storyline is not strongest between Nyoman and Ngurah who didn’t share any scenes together and is only evident in letters and conversations between other characters but between Nyoman and Gusti Biang.
“You crawl on earth, but we crawl on you. You are our mother earth.” Thus spoke Silphidae, Necrophini, and Kafer, three insects to the live audience, who would, in another situation, say not living, be their source of food and nourishment.
And with “Uwuh Seni” (“Rubbish Art”) at Salihara, we’re presented with work that is inescapably linked to the man’s specific cultural roots. Left, right, up or down — there are well over a thousand small works — the oeuvre is resolutely and confidently Javanese: drawing inspiration from the great trio of Hendra Gunawan, Affandi and Sudjojono as well his own remarkable collection of masks, lanterns and local artefacts.