7 Art Spaces in Bandung You Must Visit
Not only culinary and fashion tourism, but Bandung is also suitable for artistic and creative tourism. The existence of several art spaces in the capital of West Java is the reason behind this statement. So, what are the art spaces in Bandung that are suitable for artistic and creative tourism? You can see the answers in the list below.
- NuArt Sculpture Park
This art space is an art space created by one of the legendary artists, Nyoman Nuarta. He is a legendary artist who works in sculpture and is one of the artists who graduated from ITB.
At NuArt Sculpture Park, you can see several sculptures by the owner of this art space. This art space also has a cafe named Nesti Café that is suitable for you to use as your dining place. If you dine there, we recommend you to order the Crispy Duck menu.
- Lawangwangi Creative Space
Located at the height of the city of Bandung, you will feel the sensation of seeing nature as well as works of art in this art space. When you first come to this art space, you will be greeted by nine statues that symbolize the transformation process of a human being.
Almost every month, Lawangsari Creative Space will present an art exhibition featuring several works by artists. Both from the painting and fine arts circles. Aside from being an art gallery, Lawangwangi is also known as a favorite cafe or hangout in Lembangthat is always crowded with visitors.
- Selasar Sunaryo Art Space
Selasar Sunaryo Art Space is one of the most famous art spaces in Bandung. The art space was founded by the artist Sunarto who has an art gallery whose three sections — religious, social, and local material management.
If you are lucky, you can also take part in arts and cultural activities commonly held here. Such as film screenings, music concerts, and reading literary works. This art space is equipped with a coffee shop that is suitable for your place to dine.
- Orbital Dago
Dago not only has Selasar Sunaryo as an art space that is worth a visit. There is still another art space in the area. Its name is Orbital Dago. This is an art space founded by Rifky Effendy and Michael Janssen in 2016.
You will find several artworks from cross-country artists in this art space. Starting from the work of domestic artists to international artists.
- Soemardja Gallery
It can be said that this is the oldest art space in Bandung. The art space in the Bandung Institute of Technology or more familiar with ITB area has existed in Bumi Parahyangan since 1959. This gallery is commonly used by students of the Faculty of Art and Design of ITB for exhibitions or discussion forum places.
The general public can also access this art space. In this art space, we can see several works of art, both from well-known artists or from Faculty of Art and Design ITB students. We can also attend seminars, discussions, or workshops usually held in this gallery.
- Popo Iskandar Art House
Popo Iskandar Art House is an art space owned by the Indonesian Education University (UPI) Bandung. The name of this art space itself is taken from the owner of this art space. You can find several works of art from legendary artists here. You are starting several from Affandi’s works to Mochtar Lubis.
Several works from contemporary artists are also exhibited in this art space. You will also find some of the best works of Popo Iskandar in this Art House. Popo Iskandar himself is an artist who is famous for his cat paintings.
- Roemah Seni Sarasvati
In the Astanaanyar area, you will find an interesting art space — Roemah Seni Sarasvati. It is common for this art space to hold events with artistic nuances, whether in art exhibitions or discussions about art.
There is one interesting fact behind this art space. It turns out that the building used by this art space was once a bed and furniture shop called Moelia & Co. One of the things that strengthen this fact is the writing of Het Ledikanten Huis in the main room of this art space.
If you are interested in traveling to arts and culture while in Bandung, please visit some of our recommended art spaces. Before you plan a trip to Bandung, be sure to read more about Bandung and Indonesia by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.