The Enigma

ARTOTEL Sanur-Bali is excited to welcome a set of artwork series in collaboration with Cata Odata called “The Enigma: Looking at Life Through Women’s Eyes”, featuring the work of artists; Anas Etan, Awan Yozeffani, Djunaidi Kenyut, IBK Sindhu Putra and Imam Sucahyo. Their artwork is on view at the ARTSPACE of ARTOTEL Sanur – Bali from the February 15 until April 15,  2018.

The Enigma Artwork Exhibition is showcasing paintings by male artists in their attempt to share their visual stories about encounter, dialogue and connection with the women who inspire them, who are also parts of the social reality in the place they live in. For them, it is a reminder of their respective daughters, partners, sisters, mothers, friends and lovers. Through the artworks, we are allowed to look at the role of these women within society and the intricacies of their day-to-day lives, where women are no longer being framed merely as a beautiful propaganda. From women within Balinese culture to commentary on the objectification of women, these artists shift the viewpoint by embracing the connection between men and women in certain framework and boundaries – as well as the social and cultural context they live in.

Cata Odata, an art house based in Ubud, manages galleries showcasing residency artists, creative workshops and discussions. Focusing in East Java and Bali, Cata Odata extends their mission on knowledge transfer of disciplines and cultures by working together with various local and international artists. The art house is known for its prestigious collaborations, of which ARTOTEL Sanur-Bali is proud to be a part of.

Mr. Goya A. Mahmud, General Manager of ARTOTEL Sanur-Bali, says: “We are proud to be collaborating with Cata Odata on this important theme. A relationship between the two genders; men and women, on so many levels has been an interesting topic since the time immemorial. We are delighted to partake in creating a platform to encourage a discussion for a better understanding through art – and what better place to do it than here at our ARTSPACE, ARTOTEL Sanur-Bali”.

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