My cousin, who started an arts management and event organizer company, is currently organizing an exhibition of sculptures by Noor Ibrahim, an artist from Yogyakarta. I went to see the exhibition a few days ago and really enjoyed his works. They're very unique, and I love the medium that he uses for his sculptures. Some people may say his sculptures are scary, but I rather think they're quite amusing.

some of his sculptures on the rooftop of the gallery 

the interior of the gallery

The exhibition is currently taking place at Kemang 58, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 58, Jakarta Selatan.
If you're interested, the exhibition will run until 29th July, and is open from 10 am to 5pm (sometimes later according to my cousin because the artist himself likes to hangout till late at night there).
I met the artist himself and from what I understood, the whole point of making these faces are not to demonstrate beauty but on the contrary, that people have many faces, many personalities, and this is what he's trying to portray.
Noor Ibrahim, I was told, has also been invited to expose his sculptures in Paris this September. 



My good friend Meda from high school has just released a single called "Kami Laskar Pelangi" which is part of the soundtrack to the upcoming Laskar Pelangi television series. It's a beautiful song, written by Andrea Hirata, the author of the tetralogy Laskar Pelangi, Sang Pemimpi, Edensor and Maryamah Karpov.
Check out Meda's facebook page here to get all her updates and you must listen to the song below :)



So my mom's in France right now and I received an email from my uncle this morning with a few pictures of an exhibition they went to yesterday. I am super jealous! It's like nothing I've seen before: the concept is paintings of Van Gogh and Gauguin, projected onto white rocks via multimedia and so as you'll see in the pictures below, you are surrounded by the painting from head to toe!

The exhibition is situated in the south of France in the area of Les Baux de Provence, where there is a quarry of white limestome called Carrieres du Val d'Enfer. This type of stone was apparently used to build castles. However, modern materials led to the closure of the quarry and since 1977, it has hosted many audio visual shows. This is what the Carrieres du Val d'Enfer actually looks like from the outside and inside when there's no exhibition:

If you're interested to know more about the exhibition and how it's done, check out the website, which also features a small video.



I'm a sucker for quotes, especially those that make me smile or just makes sense. Thanks to Pinterest, I've been able to collect some really nice quotes, and not only do I like the wording but the design around the quote is quite cute. Here are just some of those I have. You can view the entire collection here...