Common Beauty: Non-frasá Gallery, Bali

17 October - 8 December 2022
Common Beauty explores the physical world and its visual pleasures through the lens of Bali’s custodians, namely, those who are connected to the island’s traditions, religion and history.

The exhibition builds on and challenges discourse of what is ‘common’ and what is ‘beauty’, arguing that meaning is not constructed arbitrarily, but rather, is the product of the everchanging human imagination. Therefore, to define a concept is to resonate and adopt contemporary contexts, behaviours and understandings.

Where early expatriate residences have justified the traditional framework for aesthetics, Nonfrasa demands a naturalist approach to beauty within aesthetics and ethics; a flexibility in perception and perspective.