Press Release - Komaneka Fine Art Gallery
International photographic organization, Society of twenty-five,
will open a photographic exhibition of iconic figures of Bali.
The opening will be March 2nd at 6:30 PM at the KOMANEKA Fine
Art Gallery in Ubud, Bali. (http://gallery.komaneka.com). The
images will be on exhibit through March 12th and will travel to
other locations around the world.
Indra Leonardi --a member of the XXV group-- and Koman Wahyu
Suteja curated and coordinated the prominent members of the
community who have helped bring Bali to the front of the global
community. These figures come from various background, including
museum founders, visual artists, photographers, fashion and
jewelry designers, architects and interior designers, musicians
and music producers, gallery owners, culinary figures as well as
literature and cultural icons.
Some of the photographs were created at the first museum for
culture and art of Bali, Puri Lukisan in Ubud. Others were
created in the first boutique hotel in Bali, Tandjung Sari in
Sanur and Kendra Gallery in Seminyak. For artistic reason and
more authentic ambiance, other photographs are created at the
house of those prominent figures.
Photographic sessions went smoothly considering the complex
logistical challenge in coordinating the sessions with
photographers from around the world. Photographers and their
‘suddenly photo models’ are excited in exploring different
pose for each shots. Hundreds of frames are taken in three
sessions simultaneously held in three different locations under
cooperating natural light and challenging weather.
The photographic artists will attend the opening night of the
exhibit. Profits from the sale of the images will benefit
Komunitas Anak Alam, a community of Indonesian youth with various
activities dedicated to educating and nurturing marginalized and
disadvantaged children in Blandingan village, a remote area in
the hills around Batur Lake caldera in Kintamani, Bali.
Participating photographers are:
Marcus Bell (Australia)
Peter Dyer (England)
Hanson Fong (USA)
Indra Leonardi (Indonesia)
Curt Littlecott (USA)
Susan Michal (USA)
Ralph Romaguera (USA)
Paul Skipworth (USA)
Vicki Taufer (USA)