Possessing nearly half of the world’s population, the Asia Pacific region is incredibly diverse. Hundreds of ethnic groups and languages have created a kaleidoscope of art forms that remains unparalleled to this day. Additionally, over the past several hundred years, Asia Pacific has been a destination for artists from all other continents and these artists, combined with immense local creativity and inspiration, have created a harmony of styles and forms that must been seen to be believed. Each of the eleven pavilions is represented: Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Indo-European, Exhibition, Indochina, Polynesian, Pacific, Tapa and Asian, with engaging and insightful articles by some of the world’s leading art experts. Museum Pasifika: Selected Artwork of Asia Pacific is a tribute to the artistic and cultural heritage of the region and is a required resource for all interested in the fascinating and complex region we know as Asia Pacific. Although relatively new in comparison to most museums in Bali, Museum Pasifika is the home of an extensive collection of artworks from all over the Asian Pacific region. It mission, to preserve and divulgate the diverse and multifaceted traditions of its people, as well as to put these side-by-side with significant oeuvres from the 20th century which communicate not only the perceptions of foreign artists travelling to this area of the world, but also the cultural “melting pot” originating from such exchanges.
Museum Pasifika Bali, Benoa, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia