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Modern Indonesian Art from Raden Saleh to Present Day

Valuable Compendium of Indonesian Art Launched at Bali's Museum Pasifika.

(10/25/2010) Sunday, October 14, 2010, marked the launch of an important published record of Indonesian contemporary artists. "Modern Indonesian Art from Raden Saleh to Present Day".



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The entire 476-page compendium features samples and biographies from 439 Indonesian artists, including numerous Balinese artists.

The Launching, which is part of the "Visit Museum Year 2011" ptogram, was held at MUSEUM PASIFIKA at Nusa Dua. More than one hundred guests attended the presentation, including 30 Balinese-based artists including Made Wianta, Nyoman Gunarsa, Ketut Budiana, Bagus Indra, Mangu Putra, Suteja Neka of the Neka Museum, Nyoman Rudana for Museum Rudana,Tjokorda B. Astika for Puri Lukisan Museum, and IB Ngurah Wijaya the chairman of the Bali Tourism Board.

The new book was introduced by Dr. Jean Couteau, one of its authors. The book's editor and photographer, Koes Karnadi, was presented by Philippe Augier speaking on behalf of Museum Pasifika.

Attending the event, Nyoman Gunarsa, artist-owner of the Museum of Contemporary and Classical Art, praised the new art book.

An essential book of reference for serious students of Indonesian art, Modern Indonesian Art is an invaluable source of concise information and samplings from the Country's leading artists.

Copies of the very handsome edition are available for purchase at Museum Pasifika for Rp. 600,000 (US$67).

Museum Pasifika is open daily and is located within the Nusa Dua Complex.