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Home News ARCHIPEL EXHIBITION BECOMES A SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT IN EUROPALIA FESTIVAL

ARCHIPEL EXHIBITION BECOMES A SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT IN EUROPALIA FESTIVAL

ARCHIPEL EXHIBITION BECOMES A SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT IN EUROPALIA FESTIVAL

Indonesia becomes the guest on the prestigious arts and cultures festival, Europalia Festival on October 10, 2017 until January 21, 2018 in 8 countries in Europe. The festival is part of cultural diplomacy to introduce Indonesian culture diversity to the world, which is tolerant, democracy and modern but still uphold culture and arts meaning. Indonesian various cultures through the media of movement, sound, installation or artifact will be displayed in the festival which will be held in 8 European countries. One thing that will be displayed in the festival is Achipel exhibition. In a press briefing that was held at the National Museum Jakarta on Tuesday July 11, 2017, member of the expert team of Europalia, Singgih Trisulistiono explained that Indonesia has been known as the maritime country since the beginning. The maritime culture product that has high value of arts will be displayed in the Archipel exhibiton.

“Indeed, Indonesia is a nation without comparison in the world. It means that since the beginning Indonesia has been known as a maritime country. Diaspora or migration of the Austronesia’s ancestor from Southeast Asia only use small  boat discovered not only to Indonesia but also to another parts of the world. Indonesian anchestor diaspora in 3000 BC (before Christ) was the most spectacular human in the world.”

Singgih Trisulistiono further explained the Archipel exhibition shows Indonesian maritime culture, shipping technology, navigation knowledge and tradition diversities. Several items that will be displayed in the exhibition represent Indonesian 4 periods of History. Cultural products that will also be displayed namely Ganesha artifact, Padewakang boat, also ancient historical products such as nekara, drum and bronze. According to Singgih, almost all arts and cultural products in Indonesia are the exchange products that shows Indonesia as an open nation// Sekar.Trs.NK

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