Making Kober Penawasangan by Craft Study Program ISI Denpasar

Making Kober Penawasangan by Craft Study Program ISI Denpasar

In implementing the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, lecturers of the Craft Study Program, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, the Indonesian Art Institute, Denpasar, held community service at the Dalem Temple, Serongga Traditional Village, Gianyar, Saturday 11 December 2021. This community service activity was filled with making uparengga kober penwasangan. which will be used at the temple ahead of the piodalan which will take place on the full moon day, December 18, 2021. The administrator of the Kayangan Dalem Temple in the Serongga Traditional Village, Drs. I Kadek Mertanadi, M.Sc. (55 years old) positively welcomed the activity program of the Crafts Department lecturers at ISI Denpasar. Because this activity can help complete the uperengga equipment before the piodalan at the temple.

The chairman of the committee as well as the temple prejuru Drs. I Ketut Astawa Suyasa (63 years old) also thanked the Craft Study Program ISI Denpasar for the implementation of this PKM program. He hopes that this service program will continue in the future. This activity is considered positive because it can help manners and cannot be assessed in terms of material and also as a cultural preservation program for local wisdom.

Dr. Drs. I Wayan Suardana, M.Sn, a representative lecturer of Craft Study Program ISI Denpasar on that occasion explained that this community service activity involved 20 lecturers and was carried out regularly every semester at different places and programs. This Craft Study Program was attended by the Vice Chancellor of ISI Denpasar, Dr. Drs. I Ketut Muka, M.Si. The service of the Craft Study Program at the Dalem Temple in the Serongga Traditional Village is also equipped with the planting of candlenut trees (tingkih) around the temple area. Candlenut fruit is used as a means of ceremony in Hinduism in Bali. During this service, cleaning aids were also delivered.

Reporter: I Wayan Mudra



On Saturday (27/11/2021) held in the courtroom of ISI Denpasar rectorate building, the Matching Fund 2021 Research Result Dissemination program entitled ‘Diversification of Balinese Colors for Development of Paint Finishing on Interior and Modern Architecture Design’. Dr. A A. Gede Rai Remawa as the Chief Researcher, consisting of Dr. I Made Pande Artadi, I Kadek Dwi Noorwatha, M.Ds, Toddy Hendrawan Yupardhi, M.Ds and Putu Ari Darmastuti, M.Sn; all of which came from the ISI Denpasar Interior Design Study Program.

The event was attended by invitations from Bali Provincial Culture Service, Bali Provincial Perbekel (Head of the Village) Forum, HDII Bali, practitioners, alumni and students as well as DUDI Partners in this Matching Fund program, namely Ir. I Kadek Sosiawan, M. Arst as director of CV. Racana Design.

It was revealed in the event that Balinese color is the development of Balinese paint or traditional dyes for coloring traditional Balinese art, namely mask (tapel) coloring  made from natural materials. It is dominated by stone and other organic materials, such as: Deluga, Atal, Taum, Pere, Kencu, Mangsi, Bone/Horn. Those materials diversified in a modern way, so that the intensity of the obtained paint finishing color is relevant to modern interior architecture.

The Balinese colors diversification process is carried out by the students at the ISI Denpasar Interior Design Studio as the pioneer of the ISI Denpasar Bali Color Laboratory Research Center. The participants, especially from HDII and practitioners, hope that the results of this research will be disseminated massively and widely in order to strengthen Balinese identity in interior design and modern architecture and also to preserve Balinese visual culture, especially Balinese colors. 

ISI Denpasar inaugurated two new doctorates

ISI Denpasar inaugurated two new doctorates

Denpasar (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Denpasar inaugurate two doctorates’ students of art creation, I Wayan Sujana and I Ketut Garwa, both of whom are lecturers on campus.

The two ISI Denpasar lecturers were successively tested by 11 examiners, including from academics outside ISI Denpasar,” said the Rector of ISI Denpasar Prof Dr Wayan Kun Adnyana in Denpasar, Tuesday.

The Art Study Program of the ISI Denpasar Postgraduate Doctoral Program graduated the two doctoral students in an open examination which took place on Monday (15/11) and Tuesday (16/11).

I Wayan Sujana, who is fondly known as Suklu, produced findings on the art practice of MAL (Mobile Art Laboratory): Alternative Space for Community-Based Performing Arts Creative, while Ketut Garwa on the transformation of the Ngrebeg Kuningan tradition in Bangli City in colossal musical compositions.

During open exam, Monday (15/11) Ketut Garwa was tested by Prof. Dr. I Nengah Duija, Prof. Dr. I Komang Sudirga, Dr. I Nyoman Sukerna, Dr. I Gusti Ngurah Seramasara, Dr. I Kadek Suartaya, Dr. I Ketut Suteja, and Dr. Ni. Made Arshiniwati.

Examiners from the promoter element Prof. Dr. I Wayan Dibia, Co-Promoter 1 Prof. Dr. I Wayan Rai S., Co-Promoter 2 Dr. I Gede Yudarta, and the Chief of the Examiner Prof. Dr. Wayan Kun Adnyana—The rector as well as the Head of the Organizing Unit for the Art Study Program of the ISI Doctoral Program Denpasar.

The Rector of ISI Denpasar Wayan Kun Adnyana also as the promoter led an open examination on Tuesday (16/11) for Sujana Suklu, with examiners Prof. Dr. Setiawan Sabana, Dr. Jean Couteau, Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Suarka, Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Sedana, Dr. I Nengah Wirakusuma. , Dr I Ketut Muka, Dr I Ketut Suteja, and Co-Promoter 1 Prof Dr. I Wayan Dibia and Co-Promoter 2 Dr I Wayan Suardana.

During the open exam, Ketut Garwa convincingly responded to all the questions posed by the examiner.

“Ngrebeg Kuningan in Bangli City is transforming into a colossal musical composition, requiring observation, imagination building, then creative practices that manage the talents of Bangli local musicians, until a composition is born that departs from the Pangurip Panca Dewata concept,” said Garwa.

According to Garwa, who is also the Dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts, ISI Denpasar, this work can be a model for transforming ritual traditions into new artistic creativity.

Meanwhile, Prof. Komang Sudirga as the examiner said the work of Ngrebeg Kuningan Colossal Music Composition has the meaning of transforming sacred religious values ​​related to the Ngrebeg rite in Catus Pata as the axis of the world (cosmic axis), the unification of the relationship between the macrocosm and the microcosm.

“The concept of work based on the Pangurip Panca Dewata with odd numbers is not commonly applied in Balinese musical compositions, but through a creative touch, the nuances of musicality flow harmoniously. This innovative creativity can be used as a source of inspiration for young composers in the future,” said Sudirga.

Meanwhile, Sujana Suklu is noted to have practiced the MAL concept 10 times in various locations. Prior to the final exhibition at Komaneka Gallery, Ubud agilely explained the findings of art practice based on interaction, dialogue, and collaboration, including intermingles in MAL, enabling the general public to practice art together.

One of Sujana Suklu’s examiners, Dr Jean Couteau, emphasized that Suklu’s paintings are very personal, but in turn, he consciously builds a communal collaboration space full of possibilities.

“Personal painting does not become an obstacle to build collaborative creative spaces across arts, even with the wider community. This is a sociological path for contemporary art,” said the French anthropologist who has lived in Bali for decades.



By I Gusti Ngurah Agung Jaya CK, a lecturer of Kriya Study Program ISI Denpasar

The existence of the covid-19 pandemic experienced by Indonesia, caused lecture activities on art campuses, experiencing obstacles, to work on campus, experiencing obstacles. This matter pushed students to work and study from home. Working at home has many obstacles, which are faced by students in expressing their creative ideas, so they start using makeshift media materials.

High enthusiasm to continue in producing works of arts, encouraging students to be more creative and innovate in their creative works. Work diligently and disciplined, so as to produce quality works. The results of the work produced are then collected in the Craft Student Association at ISI Denpasar. Students and lecturers organized exhibitions, to promote the works that have been produced during the covid-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Kriya Study Program students making a new breakthrough to hold an exhibition at the Denpasar Cultural Park. The number of works exhibited is 100 works, with 9 works of leather, 30 pieces of ceramics, 19 pieces of wood, 11 pieces of masks, and 31 pieces of mixed materials or mixed media. The hundred works were exhibited with the aim of introducing the students’ work while they were at home. Overall, it displays a form of work that has aesthetic value, and is full of creativity and innovation, the work for the most part shows the identity and turmoil of ideas that are in the mind and tries to realize these ideas in a craft art.

This exhibition was opened by the Rector of ISI Denpasar, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Adnyana. SSn., M.Sn. In the spirit of giving appreciation to craft students, to always work with full responsibility, still come up with bright ideas without thinking about the materials and tools used. Crafts are now free to process materials and tools, not still based on certain materials or tools. Everything can be put together creatively and innovatively so as to produce works that are aesthetically pleasing and of high selling value.

Over time, exhibition facilities can be carried out through internet web media with various social media. It’s enough to play with your fingers on a cellphone or laptop, we can sell works very quickly and get a fast response too.

As social media is growing, it is hoped that students must be brave, offering their work through that media, so that creative ideas that have been poured into the form of copyrighted works quickly get appreciation from the wider community, even in a matter of minutes they can reach networks throughout the world.

In the future, it is hoped that all craft students will dare to compete, with entrepreneurs, in the virtual world, to compete in designing virtual exhibitions, both independently and in groups, this is very good to get a quick response from the public. This effort really helps students to become creative young entrepreneurs, to introduce their artistic products to the public.

In addition, students can collaborate with other businesses, without high operational costs and can be reduced. The exhibition process in a virtual way, will provoke creative ideas more quickly, to find superior and competitive copyrighted works.

Goenawan Mohamad’s Oration at the 26th Convocation of Graduate and Postgraduate of ISI Denpasar

Goenawan Mohamad’s Oration at the 26th Convocation of Graduate and Postgraduate of ISI Denpasar

The 26th convocation of Graduate and Postgraduate of the Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Denpasar took place in a special way, Monday (6/9). It was special because it was coupled with the opening of the Bali Sangga Dwipantara Festival by presenting the Minister of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform (PAN RB) RI Tjahjo Kumolo, the Governor of Bali as Chair of the Denpasar ISI Board of Trustees, Wayan Koster, and a scientific oration by Humanist Goenawan Mohamad. In addition to the graduation of 325 Bachelors, Applied Bachelors, and Masters of Arts, the event also featured the involvement of Indonesian Maestros, Artists, Art Workers, and Academics in the virtual performance of Umah Bersama Nusantara (Bali-Dwipantara Bhakti).

The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Alumni, Dr. A A. Gede Rai Remawa explained, there were 325 graduate participants, consisting of; 176 Bachelors and Applied Bachelors from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design with commendable honors 143 graduates; 110 Bachelor of Performing Arts Faculty with 86 commendable honors; 39 Masters of Arts with 33 graduates with commendable honors. “The best graduate of the undergraduate program was achieved by Ni Putu Ayu Aneska Rastini Dewi with a 3.99 GPA. Best applied undergraduate program: Lady Athalia and Ni Komang Diah Sri Dewi Klenting Sari with a GPA of 3.95. The best for the master program: Ni Kadek Dwi Pratika Dewi, I Nyoman Agus Hari Sudama Giri, and Ni Putu Irma Maha Sasmita with a 4.00 GPA,” explained the former Head of the Design Masters Study Program.

The rector of ISI Denpasar Prof. Wayan ‘Kun’ Adnyana gave his appreciation for the achievements of all the graduates. He proudly releases all the Arrows of the Future of the Nation, to navigate the rush of life by anchoring and guiding creativity and art-design innovations that have been obtained during his studies. “Let’s color the world with the charm of your creative ideas. Since the time after this graduation ceremony, all of you are proud alumni of ISI Denpasar. We will always take care of Bhineka Tunggal Ika in this Greater Indonesia. The pandemic presents new challenges; it takes willingness, awareness, and discipline to stay strong, upright, and get up; healthy while actively innovating creates new works of art and designs that answer imaginations, dreams, and the challenges of life today and in the post-pandemic period,” he explained.

ISI Denpasar in the last six months, explained the Professor of Art History, has innovated the development of the education system, research, and community service by fundamentally revamping the curriculum, namely formulating and enforcing the Independent Learning Curriculum-Independence Campus ISI Denpasar based on the Study Program, with maintain relevance, quality, and competitiveness. The curriculum formulation process involved 60 figures from elements of maestro, artist-designer, professionals, and also higher education experts. In addition to the implementation of the new curriculum, to ensure that educational services to students are running even more excellently, they also simultaneously invite these reputable figures as guest lecturers in 12 Bachelor and D4 Study Programs.

Innovation in the field of Tri Dharma is also supported by strategic efforts in improving systems, developing institutions, strengthening the nomenclature of art and design science, improving the quality of resources, growing an ecosystem of cooperation and partnerships, pioneering patterns of strategic actualization, and planning policy strategies that are pro in the advancement of laboratory infrastructure. , studios, and digital technology devices, both hardware and software. “Meaning the XXVI Bachelor and Postgraduate graduation, as well as efforts to facilitate integrated information services for ISI Denpasar, we launched the Single Sign On (SSO) Nata Kerti (Integrated Information Performance Management Forum) ISI Denpasar,” said Kun Adnyana while adding that all innovations were carried out in order to create a profile graduates from ISI Denpasar who are tough, have Pancasila spirit, dynamic, critical, creative, and innovative in the fields of creation, study, education, presentation, and art-culture-design entrepreneurship.

Bali Sangga Dwipantara and Goenawan Mohamad’s oration

The strengthening of Tri Dharma innovation by ISI Denpasar is also accompanied by strategic actualization in the form of a space for the dissemination of creative works as well as an academic forum for Nusantara arts and culture involving maestros, artists, culturalists, academics, creative workers, and talented Indonesian students, named Bali Sangga Dwipantara. This event is an effort to realize the pride of Bali Campus as the vanguard in upholding the revival and glory of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika Indonesia Raya.

Bali Sangga Dwipantara I, 2021 entitled Wana-Citta-Nuswantara consists of eleven programs: Bali-Dwipantara Widya (Mimbar Talenta Nusantara); Bali-Dwipantara Adirupa (Indonesian Fine Arts Exhibition); Bali-Dwipantara Adinatya (National Virtual Performance); Bali-Dwipantara Kanti (Braya Nusantara Initiative); Bali-Dwipantara Waskita (Seminar of the Republic of the Archipelago Arts); Bali-Dwipantara Krama (Speech Lelaku Archipelago); Bali-Dwipantara Yatra (Nusantara Village Literature); Bali-Dwipantara Diatmika (Mimbar Maestro Nusantara); Bali-Dwipantara Karma (Nemu Bracelet Nusantara); Bali-Dwipantara Bhakti (Umah Bersama Nusantara); Bali-Dwipantara Nata Kerthi Nugraha (Award).

Minister of PAN RB Tjahjo Kumolo when opening Bali Sangga Dwipantara explained that this national festival is really a vehicle for consistently creating and preserving culture, working hard, and working smart, utilizing information technology, and building broad collaboration. The existence of Bali Sangga Dwipantara is also expected to maintain the image of Bali as a cultural center that is admired throughout the world, as well as in accordance with the wishes of the nation’s founders.

The same thing was conveyed by Governor Wayan Koster, the existence of Bali Sangga Dwipantara is in line with the Bali provincial government program and hopes that the Tri Dharma ISI Denpasar activities are not only for internal interests but also develop creative-innovative traditional arts to be presented to the wider community.

Cultural observer Goenawan Mohamad in an oration entitled “Conservation and Production of Novelty” explained that the Indonesian cultural scene is always colored by tension between the attitude of prioritizing “the new” and “the old”. From Bung Karno to Rendra – interpreting the words of the Arena of Trustworthiness – refused to caress the results of the old culture. On the other hand, there is a strong tendency to assert “identity”, and to link “identity” to traditions and historical heritage. Here the “old” has an important and central position. Bali Sangga Dwipantara should be a democratic space to bring together the “old” and the “new”.

At the end of the show, Bali-Dwipantara Bhakti was broadcast in the form of a virtual performance of Umah Bersama Nusantara involving maestro, artists, academics, and creative workers from Aceh, Padang, Jakarta, Solo, and Bali, with directors Made Sidia and Tjokorda Istri Putra Padmini, supported by the following artists: Toha Gusrama, Nungki Kusumastuti, Peni Candra Rini, I Wayan Gulendra, Ni Luh Menek, Ni Ketut Arini Alit, Gusti Bawa Samar Gantang, I Gusti Ngurah Adi Putra, Ni Nyoman Tjandri, AA,. Gde Bagus, A.A. Gde Oka Dalem, Tjokorda Raka Tisnu, Cokorda Alit Artawan, Sulistyani, Tri Hariyanto, Saptono, and Susas Rita Loravianti.

In addition, the Bali-Dwipantara Nata Kerthi Nugraha 2021 award was also awarded to five reputable artists and academics, namely: Tjokorda Istri Rai Partini, Toha Gusrama, Nungki Kusumastuti, I Wayan Gulendra, and Tjokorda Istri Putra Padmini. (BTN/r/bud)