Jakarta, 24/10/2018 — A total of 39 contemporary works of art rejuvenate the Art Bali, which opens on 9 October to 9 November 2018. Carrying the theme of ‘Beyond the Myths’, the art exhibition is a collaboration between Indonesian and foreign artists which attracts the attention of key world figures.

A number of names, such as the Head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde; Minister of Finance, of the Republic of Indonesia Sri Mulyani; Singapore’s Minister of Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu Hai Yien; Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Tharman Shanmugaratnam; up to Indonesian artists such as Anggun C. Sasmi, Nia Dinata, and Dimas Djajadiningrat visited the exhibition supported by the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf).

The artwork presented is a representation of social, political and economic changes in Indonesia and globally. The opening of the exhibition which was held in conjunction with the implementation of the IMF-WB Annual Meeting 2018 became one of the supporters of the rise in standard of implementation of this annual event to be higher. The support for organizing this event in the AB BC building in Bali Collection Nusa Dua area is one of Bekraf’s efforts in developing the national creative economy ecosystem.

But there are still many challenges to be faced in the development of the economy. “Indonesia through Bekraf believes that it is time for the global community to face and discuss opportunities and challenges in the creative economy seriously,” said the Vice Chairman of Bekraf, Ricky Joseph Pesik. Therefore, Bekraf in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) initiated the implementation of the World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE).

The event which was held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) will be the first international conference to discuss the creative economy. Conducted on 6-8 November 2018, this event will discuss four main issues, including social cohesion, regulation, marketing, and ecosystems and financing of creative industries. In the event that carries the ‘Inclusively Creative’ theme, the Bali Declaration will be formulated which will be proposed to the UN General Assembly next year. This is expected to further strengthen the ecosystem and support the development of the world’s creative economy, considering since the world has entered a new era. (Asiska/Fiyona)

Art Bali Attracts Attention to World Leaders