Located in Central Java’s cultural heartland, Amanjiwo honours the rich heritage of the region through a curated exhibition titled the Spirit of Heritage, showcasing a series of paintings inspired by village life surrounding the Borobudur temple – the world’s largest and most spiritually resonant Buddhist monument – as well as other temples that are located in the same vicinity. The exhibition will run from 1 June – 30 September 2022, in collaboration with Januri, a renowned artist from Yogyakarta, and is open to the public.
Named ‘Peaceful Soul’ for the serenity of its setting, Amanjiwo celebrates the spectacular historical and cultural essence of its surrounding community.Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the beauty of Indonesian heritage and discover daily life in the area surrounding Amanjiwo, visualised through culturally narrated arts by Januri.
All the paintings are showcased in the resort’s Rotunda, claiming the spectacular view of the Borobudur temple. With its tranquil ambiance and uplifting spirit, Amanjiwo is perfectly placed for guests to explore the region’s historic and natural attractions, or simply relax in blissful surroundings.
A Tribute by Local Artissans
Januri is recognised as a fast-rising Indonesian painter with a diverse proficiency in styles and media. He grew up in a remote farming village, which has deeply influenced his works of art. Many of his works are considered to be conceptual artworks that are full ofsocial narratives. Januri feels his work continues the art tradition of legendary artists such as Beckman, Chagall, Francisco de Goya, Gustave Courbet, Diego Rivera, Affandi, Hendra Gunawan, Sudjojoo, Sudjono Kerton and Djoko Pekik, among others. One of his latest works explored Cubism where he successfully depicted three-dimensional abstract figures on a flat canvas to create intimate narratives.
Januri was also one of the eight artists from Yogyakarta who represented Indonesia in the 7th Beijing International Art Biennale in 2017.
The Spirit of Heritage Exhibition at Amanjiwo is open for both guests and non-residents daily from 1 June – 30 September 2022 with all paintings available to purchase.