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Bandung to Host Art Event for a Month

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Bandung administration, in collaboration with local artists, will host an art event entitled Seni Bandung (Bandung Art) I. The event will last for a month starting from September 25 to October 25.

The art event will involve 2,475 artists from 156 communities in the city. Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil said that a successful development is not only reflected by infrastructure and economic development but also of culture.

“One day, we will be proud of Bandung for being a city with balanced aspects,” Ridwan Kamil said at the Citi Hall in Bandung yesterday.

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Ridwan explained that the art event will be held to commemorate the 207th anniversary of the city.

“Bandung is well-known for being one of the art development centers in Indonesia. There are many artists living and working in Bandung. Therefore, this city must have a routine event that we can be proud of,” he said.

Seni Bandung I promoter Iman Soleh said that the event is a part of the city’s transformation to go global. Seni Bandung I will feature fine artworks, dances, theater, music performances, and literature. Hundreds of artists and art communities will perform for a month at 44 performance arena, such as public facilities, schools, community venues, and residences.

“So, there will be five art events held in a day in Bandung,” Iman said.


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