Be greeted by the scent of turmeric and herbs when you step in to the gallery, as part of an immersive art piece. Have all your preconceived notions about Balinese art upended as Yeo Workshop presents Ode To The Sun, a solo exhibition by the maverick young Balinese artist Citra Sasmita.
A rare exception in the otherwise male dominated world of Balinese art, Citra Sasmita challenges the patriarchal nature of Indonesian society. Her artwork unequivocally rejects the ubiquitous aesthetic depiction of Balinese women as passive decorative elements that exist primarily for the gratification of the tourist gaze. Consummately utilizing traditional elements that have been selected from the ancient but vibrant cultural legacy of Bali, Sasmita endows her female figures with a powerful agency.
Venue: Yeo Workshop, 47 Malan Road #01-25, Singapore 109444
When: 10 Jan - 1 Mar 2020,
Venue/Organizer: Yeo Workshop