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Bali Art Biennale 2005

Year Long Celebration and Promotion of Bali's Arts to Culminate in November-December Arts Summit.

(1/10/2005) An ambitious plan to bring Bali's art scene into equal standing with the community of worldwide artists is the aim of the Bali Art Biennale 2005 - a year long program of exhibitions and art events culminating in an Arts Summit to be held in November-December 2005.

Theme: Space and Scape

The Bali Art Biennale 2005 theme - Space and Scape - will focus on spatial awareness and the role of space and proportion in Balinese art.

Pre-summit events will be comprised of exhibitions and artistic happenings held at various venues and galleries across Bali from January through October 2005. The final Summit will be convened in November-December 2005.

The Summit scheduled at the end of the year seeks to map the history and various influences on contemporary Balinese art and conclude with a competition to select 10 winners of the Bali Biennale Art Award. To date, 10 leading Bali galleries and museums have expressed interest in supporting the Bali Arts Biennale 2005.

Organizers, quoted in the local press, have expressed their desire to win Bali artists long-overdue recognition in contemporary art circles.

The total budget for the year long event is estimated at Rp. 1.2 billion (approximately US$131,000) with discussions still underway with potential sponsors.