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From tourism to globalism

Contemporary Balinese arts in the nineties

BY KRISNA MURTI

MADE DJIRNA, Karya Agung, 1992, (installation) 800 x 800 x 300 cm.

Understanding of contemporary art often relies upon rejection of the establishment. It can also be seen as the result of the evolution of aesthetics, orientation, function and history. Many art thinkers believe that contemporary arts are not bound by the rules of isms, style, or even genre. From this kind of thinking, what can we learn from the development of Balinese art in the 1990s, and theā€¦

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