Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit for G20 Summit
BALI, INDONESIA – Constellations: Global Reflections (CGR), a unique, outdoor, public art exhibition featuring twenty-one international, contemporary artists, will be on view in three locations on the island of Kura Kura Bali from November 2022 – November 2023. Curated by Lance Fung of Fung Collaboratives, CGR will preview during the upcoming B20 (November 13 -14) and G20 (November 15-16) and Tri Hita Karana Forum summits (November 13-18) as G20 official collateral events. Constellations Global Reflections will remain on view for a year. There will be private tours from November 12-18 with the curator and an in person and zoom press conference with global G20 artists on November 18th starting at 5:00 pm Bali time. The exhibition will be open to the public after the summits for scheduled visits.
Initiated by Indonesian businesswoman, philanthropist and MoMA International Council member Cherie Nursalim, CGR is sited on Kura Kura, her eco-focused island in the heart of Denpasar, Bali’s capital. Fung, well known for his public art projects, was invited by Nursalim to curate the exhibition. They were in agreement that the installation should focus on issues of climate change, equity and global cooperation using Bali’s history of textiles, lantern making and Wayang, Indonesian puppet theatre, as unifying concepts.
“Constellations Global Reflections aims to amplify Tri Hita Karana, the Balinese philosophy of life,” said Fung. “Literally translated as “three ways to happiness or harmony, the philosophy encompasses the three most important aspects of life on Bali including God, humans and nature and places these three as a basis for development on Kura Kura with a focus on happiness and sustainability.”
Fabricated in Bali, the twenty artworks are digitally printed on a textile made from recycled plastic and integrated into 10’ rotating sculpture powered by solar energy. Both visible during the day and at night, these sculptures will take on a quiet, reverent quality and will act as beacons calling people from around the world to come together to see art and discuss ways of creating a better and stronger future.
The diverse and brilliant group of artists in the G20 for Arts exhibition, ranging in age from thirty to ninety, include: Tony Albert (Australia), Arahmaiani (Indonesia), Dana Awartani, (Saudi Arabia),Xu Bing (China), Berkay Bugdan (Turkey), Genevieve Cadieux (Canada), Minerva Cuevas (Mexico), N. S. Harsha (India), Kota Hirakawa (Japan), Ilya & Emilia Kabakov (Russia/Ukraine), Naledi Tshegofatso Modupi (South Africa), A.D Pirous (Indonesia), Paola Pivi (Italy), Liliana Porter (Argentina), Caio Reisewitz (Brazil), Thomas Ruff (Germany), Yinka Shonibare CBE (United Kingdom), Kiki Smith (United States), Kimsooja (South Korea), Ben Vautier (France).