Exploring the evolution of contemporary fine art with a mission
Years after its establishment in Jakarta, the renowned art fair – moments of art – finally made its debut in Bali with a completely new concept. associate with Bali InterContinental Spa In Jimbaran, the event took place between June 23-25, 2023 and covered the theme of “Infinite Limits”.
Balinese friends Feel genuinely honored to support Artmoments Bali 2023, which aims to establish Bali as a leading arts destination in Southeast Asia.
A testament to the local creative spirit
Artmoments Bali 2023, Indonesia’s exclusive hotel art fair, aims to support and showcase local galleries internationally. It provides artists, collectors and enthusiasts with a platform to explore Indonesia’s cultural heritage through contemporary fine art.
Entering Bali with the incarnation of Hotel room art fair concept, Artmoments Bali 2023 partnered with InterContinental Bali Resort to transform a total of 14 rooms into immersive art galleries.
Artmoments Bali 2023 featured around 400 curated contemporary artworks from 100 artists and 15 galleries in Indonesia and beyond, as well as two special presentations. A variety of works, from traditional Balinese to contemporary works for children, were presented at the event, adding a varied dimension to the first fine art exhibition on the Island of the Gods.
Dr. Sendy Widjajaco-founder and director of the fair, emphasized that Artmoments Bali 2023 was more than just an event: it was a testament to the creative spirit that thrives within the nation.
Under the artistic direction of Rizki Zaelani, the theme “Infinite Limits” highlighted the ever-evolving nature of contemporary fine art, reflecting the changing lives and social dynamics of today’s era.
Embark on a journey of contemporary art
InterContinental Bali Resort, in a landmark partnership with Artmoments, is proud to host a prestigious art fair showcasing outstanding works by Indonesian artists. Following major renovations, the resort inaugurated a new look in public areas, guest rooms, and the remarkable Jimbaran Convention Center – which hosted the G20 event in 2022.
Jimbaran Convention Center, designed by ARKdesign Architects and inspired by an art gallery concept, is one of the largest event spaces in Bali. It is home to more than a dozen multi-use spaces, including one of the largest ballrooms on the island, as well as extensive outdoor space options.
The memorable art fair kicked off with a press conference at the Jimbaran Convention Center on June 23, 2023. The gong moment symbolized the start of Artmoments Bali 2023, followed by an impressive traditional Balinese dance performance.
Comments were also delivered by Christoph PoulsResort Manager of InterContinental Bali Resort as the official partner of the venue, and the guest of honour, the Head of the Bali Provincial Office of Culture, Prof. Dr. I Gede Arya Sugiartha.
Christoph Pouls, Resort Manager at InterContinental Bali Resort, expressed his hope that the art fair would contribute to the burgeoning art scene and provide a platform for deserving artists. The resort is committed to supporting such artistic endeavors, as it has always placed the celebration of art and culture in Bali at the forefront.
Following the opening of Artmoments Bali 2023, the invite-only event preview was held from 1pm to 9pm. The event then opened its doors to all art lovers for free on the 24th and 25th of June 2023.
During the preview, guests toured special exhibits at the Jimbaran Convention Center, including Pasifika Museum‘s “Women: Soul of Our Community” presentation. It features a variety of elegant artworks, focusing on female figures from different angles. One of the paintings includes the Portrait of Elisabeth Sophia Catharina Ament by renowned Indonesian Modern Romantic painter Raden Saleh.
The artistic journey continued with a guided tour of 14 hotel rooms at the InterContinental Bali Resort displaying unique works of art. This unique experience aimed to inspire more people to incorporate art into their living or working spaces, making it an essential element of daily life.
And with that in mind, Artmoments Bali 2023 provided the platform to connect the growing art market with potential buyers in Indonesia and beyond. It offers the possibility of acquiring works of art in installments with a credit card, Cicilan BCA 0%, up to a 24-month term.
Beyond the art exhibition, the opening of Artmoments Bali also featured exciting programmes: CONVERSE MOMENTS, MAKER MOMENTS and ENCOUNTER MOMENTS, featuring creative professionals, industry experts and key opinion leaders. Artmoments Bali 2023 showcased many ways to help foster the development of art in Indonesia, from panel discussions on contemporary art topics to creative workshops.
One of the extraordinary sessions was “Plasticology” hosted by Made Bayak, which educated participants on creating beautiful two- and three-dimensional works of art using seemingly worthless plastic waste.
The journey of art continues
Founded in 2018, Artmoments has become a leading figure in the Indonesian art market, serving as a bridge between local artists, international talent, and potential buyers. The debut of Artmoments Bali 2023 marked a major milestone, propelling the art fair to new heights and helping Bali become a leading art destination in Southeast Asia.
With InterContinental Bali Resort as your official venue partner, we look forward to what lies ahead on the Artmoments art journey in Bali!