FESTIVAL KESENIAN YOGYAKARTA
YOGYAKARTA ART FESTIVAL
In ceaseless effort to build Yogyakarta as high-valuable Cultural Center, Yogyakarta Art Festival is one of the best ways to preserve and develop creatively the Javanese Art and Culture.
Since the ancient time, the Yogyanese understood that a good art is not merely a show, which is of course needed by every civilized society, it is also guidance to the society.
Moreover, art performance is dedicated to the happiness and welfare of mankind. Based on this spirit, the people have to be given a chance to enjoy the works of artists from various fields, from classical to contemporary ones.
Despite of its famous art and culture, Yogyakarta and its surroundings have a collection of wonderful historical heritage such as temples, Royal Palaces etc which stand elegantly on the fertile land of rare natural beauty.
Most of the people are honest, helpful and friendly. It must be noted that Yogya’s position as one of Indonesia’s Education center, many people from all parts of the country have become its citizens, Yogya is now a metropolitan, embracing selectively the process of modernization. Infra structure and accommodation are improving. International communication and connection are not a problem.
This condition has made Yogyakarta, more and more increasing tourist destination. It could be easily understood Yogyakarta is open for international art events.
The Yogyanese from all segment of life are proud to the ever improving quality of this Art festival, participated by local as well as foreign artists, which is also beneficial for a mutual appreciation of one another’s culture.
Welcome to Yogyakarta Art Festival!!!
(Suryo S. Negoro)