7 June - 7 July 2013
Balinese culture has been experiencing a long process of transformation that has produced various concepts and highlighted achievements. Since a decade ago, Balinese art has been viewed ‘exotic’ and many artists abandon Balinese lore and tradition for fashionable theme on socio-political issues. This has left some Balinese visual artists dealing with the stigma, one of whom was Made Sukadana. Interacting with the Barong mask performance since an early age, his sentiment of this traditional celebration are subsequently manifested in his forthcoming creative arts. From there, he regained his conviction to re-read the root of his indigenous tradition. He presents the Barong, called Banaspati Raja (Covarrubias, 1973: 332) a symbol of king that reigns over the forest, the natural world and its content.