Creartical Art Fest Vol 2: Exploring Urban Culture Through Art and Design

Bintaro, Tangerang Selatan, 04/06/2024. - In the midst of the hustle and bustle of urban life, art and design emerge as a creative oasis that refreshes the soul. Creartical Art Fest Vol 2, organized by the Visual Communication Design Student Association of Universitas Pembangunan Jaya, stands as concrete evidence of the power of art and design to reflect and express the heartbeat of urban culture.

With the tagline "Exploring with Mind, Nurturing Mental Sense," Creartical Art Fest Vol 2 invites visitors to dive into a sea of creativity and critical thinking through various intriguing works of art and experimental designs. This festival is not just an ordinary art exhibition but also a space for exploration and collaboration for DKV (Visual Communication Design) students to express themselves and their ideas about urban culture.

"This year's Creartical event marks the second edition with the theme 'Exploring with Mind, Nurturing Mental Sense.' The DKV program regularly holds exhibitions at least three times a year as a medium for student expression. These regular exhibitions are categorized into three types: academic works, cultural works, and contemporary works. Creartical is an exhibition of contemporary works," said Retno Purwanti M.S.Sn., M.Ds., Head of the DKV Program at UPJ. She also emphasized that this event serves as a platform for DKV students to pour out their creative ideas. "Creartical Art Fest Vol 2 provides a space for students to express their creative ideas and demonstrate how art and design can be tools for understanding and interpreting urban life," she concluded.

The various artworks and designs exhibited at Creartical Art Fest Vol 2 present diverse perspectives on urban culture. From paintings depicting the hustle and bustle of the city to art installations criticizing the impact of urbanization on the environment, these young artists and designers showcase their talent and creativity in exploring themes relevant to urban life.

In addition to the art exhibition, Creartical Art Fest Vol 2 also features various other exciting events, such as live music, workshops, and seminars. These events bring together musicians, art and design experts, and creative industry practitioners to share their knowledge and experiences with visitors.

"Creartical Art Fest Vol 2 is not just about art and design, but also about building community and fostering collaboration," said Akmal, the Event Chair. "I am delighted to meet other young artists and designers from various universities and exchange ideas about our works."

Creartical Art Fest Vol 2 was successfully held from May 28 to May 31, 2024, at Creative Box, Bintaro, South Tangerang. The festival has inspired students and the general public to better understand and appreciate art and design as integral parts of urban culture.

"Creartical Art Fest Vol 2 has shown us that art and design have the power to change our perspectives on the world," said Zelia, a visitor from Mercu Buana University. "This is really cool, the selection of works is excellent and very diverse, making it truly apparent as a collaboration and a platform for artistic expression," remarked another visitor to Creartical Art Fest 2024.

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