Reinforcing the involvement of global contemporary art practice through an annual exhibition based in Bali, Indonesia.

Derived from the awareness of the position of cultural and historical elements and advanced interdisciplinary practice, ARTBALI is a representation of the latest contemporary art practice and discovery
Reinforcing the involvement of global contemporary art practice through an annual exhibition based in Bali, Indonesia.

Derived from the awareness of the position of cultural and historical elements and advanced interdisciplinary practice, ARTBALI is a representation of the latest contemporary art practice and discovery

SPECULATIVE MEMORIES

It started from the idea of extracting narratives from the timeline of origins and history in various approaches interpreted in "speculative memories". This idea is inseparable from the representation of reality constructed by cognitive and empirical methods. Memories are often born with different realities, being recorded and then growing into different manifestations and understandings, allowing itself to be present again in a same room. However, it also often gives birth to paradoxes since a memory of things can suddenly become a contradiction.

Speculative is an act of looking for possibilities to experiment, explore, deform, reposition, and many more. Naturally, memories are born neurotically, both in humans and all living things. But memory is also an extension of existence. It is supported by the technology to live in modern times, in which memory is integrated into machines, computers, and the internet (cybernetics).


In an all transparent, infinite world of cyberera, machines, robots, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic coding system that support automation in everyday functions, suddenly the world is wide open and provides a wealth of knowledge; information that seems new and things initially hidden. But, on the other hand, there are many concerns arising from fundamental problems regarding human values: the impacts emerge with the birth of neo-conservatism.

The artworks displayed at this exhibition have given birth to their own events. They shapes their own realities through the exploration of various possibilities. And the memory of the past timeline holds a perspective that is not necessarily used by the great powers; instead it presents small bits of stories that have been buried, washed away, stuck to be unearthed, discovered, and re-presented today among us. From this, we can see together the multitude of stories and facts that are not merely linear; they are often lyrical and together play a role in embodying this journey of our humanity and co-existence.

It started from the idea of extracting narratives from the timeline of origins and history in various approaches interpreted in “speculative memories”. This idea is inseparable from the representation of reality constructed by cognitive and empirical methods. Memories are often born with different realities, being recorded and then growing into different manifestations and understandings, allowing itself to be present again in a same room. However, it also often gives birth to paradoxes since a memory of things can suddenly become a contradiction.

Speculative is an act of looking for possibilities to experiment, explore, deform, reposition, and many more. Naturally, memories are born neurotically, both in humans and all living things. But memory is also an extension of existence. It is supported by the technology to live in modern times, in which memory is integrated into machines, computers, and the internet (cybernetics).

In an all transparent, infinite world of cyberera, machines, robots, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic coding system that support automation in everyday functions, suddenly the world is wide open and provides a wealth of knowledge; information that seems new and things initially hidden. But, on the other hand, there are many concerns arising from fundamental problems regarding human values: the impacts emerge with the birth of neo-conservatism.

The artworks displayed at this exhibition have given birth to their own events. They shapes their own realities through the exploration of various possibilities. And the memory of the past timeline holds a perspective that is not necessarily used by the great powers; instead it presents small bits of stories that have been buried, washed away, stuck to be unearthed, discovered, and re-presented today among us. From this, we can see together the multitude of stories and facts that are not merely linear; they are often lyrical and together play a role in embodying this journey of our humanity and co-existence.
Bali Arts Road is one of the series of Art Bali 2019 program series that functions as an integral publication media to provide information of various art agendas that take place during October-December 2019. We would like to involve art galleries, artspaces, studios, artists, creative communities, co-working spaces and other art and cultural collectives to organize activities that could support Art Bali events for about 3 whole months. In 2019, Bali Arts Road collaborates with Cush Cush Gallery.
Bali Arts Road is one of the series of Art Bali 2019 program series that functions as an integral publication media to provide information of various art agendas that take place during October-December 2019. We would like to involve art galleries, artspaces, studios, artists, creative communities, co-working spaces and other art and cultural collectives to organize activities that could support Art Bali events for about 3 whole months. In 2019, Bali Arts Road collaborates with Cush Cush Gallery.