Commemorating the best art market festival that had happen in Bandung, Indonesia
I almost forgot to write about this best Oktoberfest event in Bandung, Indonesia three years ago. Check after I jump.
Held at the campuss of ITB, this was the first, the largest and the most legendaries art market in Bandung, Indonesia. ITB (Institut Teknologi Bandung) is the best university in Indonesia. Soekarno, the first President of Indonesia was achieving his engineer title at this campuss. At New Order regime (1965-1998), the most worst regime in Indonesia when there is no freedom of speech, this campuss has been attack by the military because a lot of their student who shout out vocally about the brutality of the regime. And this campuss also produce a lot of successfull Indonesian figure. I was failed to be an art student at this campuss because I’m pratialy colorblind, but I always admire with their art student alumny artwork.
So many message that has sent to the audience. This one was one of them. This swampthing lookalike ask the audience to reduce using plastic bag.
And this underachiever superheroes was a sales promotion boy for echo-friendly bag.
One of the epic piece of art was this tumpeng bike. Tumpeng is the rice with formed like a pyramid and cooked with special local Indonesia ingridient, and only eat at special occation such as birthday, celebrating something, etc.
At the normal time you can’t walk at the grass of this campuss.
This art market event which held on October 10th, 2010 (10.10.10) was also the most worst traffic cause, because it located near Jalan (road/street) Dago, which is the most worst traffic road at weekend.
Mostly the art that showed by art student, lecture or alumny of the faculty of art and design of ITB were universal art.
But they didn’t forgot the Sundanese traditional, the original traditional place where the campuss located.
Nyoman Nuarta, one of the art student of ITB bring his sculpture, 3 Mojang (three girl) that almost destroyed by Front Betawi Rempug (FBR) after the sculpture were stand at one of the real estate housing complex at Bekasi, suburb near Jakarta (the majority of Betawi) but located at Jawa Barat (West Java, the majority of Sundanese province) area. FBR said that the sculpture is vulgar and didn’t show Betawi culture. And it’s been a public secret if the police are afraid with this kind of free man organization, so they can’t do anything. But Nyoman Nuarta, also the maker of Garuda Wisnu Kencana in Bali which will be the tallest sculpture in the world after The Liberty statue in New York, choose to remove this sculpture to his almamater when art market 10.10.10 happen. The sculpture can be destroy, but not with the spirit.