Study Programme of Fine Arts (SPFA), Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS), Universitas Brawijaya (UB) held an annual event art festival event after being delayed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event entitled “Fine Art Festival” was held for eight days from Saturday (11/5/2022) to Saturday (11/12/2022).
The works displayed were a combination of the students and lecturers of the SPFA’s works, as well as artists from outside FCS UB. All of the works displayed have gone through a review and evaluation process by curators before being decided to be exhibited.
“This is a coincidence (work programme) from one study programme, by the lecturers as well,” said AN, one of the committee members.
All students of PS Fine Arts FCS UB, regardless of the first or last semester, have the same opportunity to exhibit as long as their work is accepted by the curators. The total number of works displayed reached more than a dozen. The exhibition events were held in the Lobby, Art Gallery, and also on the outside (Cultural Terrace area) of Building A FCS UB.
The preparations have been carried out since two months ago at the beginning of the semester in September. Both students and lecturers managed this festival together.
On Monday (11/7/2022), after three days of the event, there were already more than 160 visitors who came to the exhibition. The exhibition was open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. In addition, clay, painting, and graphic workshops were also held in the Cultural Terrace of FCS UB and were opened to the public. The exhibition was also free and open to the public.
The theme of this exhibition was ‘Adaptation Reconstruction.’
“This should be an annual event, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic for two years, we decided that the theme this time was an adaptation,” said AN.
Abenzy, one of the other committees added, “This is the third time the Fine Art Festival has been held, this event is one of the annual work programmes of the SPFA Student Association and coincidentally this year coincides with the 13th Anniversary of FCS UB”.
Various types of art were exhibited, ranging from acrylic paintings, and artistic videos, to 3D artworks. Sometimes, some artists also come to explain their works.
“We try to provide the best event, especially for visitors from the FCS UB students and guests,” said Abenzy.
During the opening, there was a visit from the UB Rectorate group and a carnival. The committee also prepared costumes and went around spreading posters to invite potential visitors. Meanwhile, on the last day, the Fine Art Festival was closed with concerts, bazaars, workshops, and also a carnival. The closing ceremony took place from 8 am to 12 pm. [dts]