After touring several countries, an exhibit called "The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance" arrived in Indonesia. The theme about is a spiritual group that's persecuted in China. Here's more from our reporter in Bali.
A unique art exhibit opens in Bali. These oil paintings portray the experience of Falun Gong practitioners. Falun Gong is a Chinese spiritual practice with core principles of Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance.
[Cok Widiarsa, Head of Cultural Office, Gianyar Regency]:
"Besides being enjoyable, it's educational too, both in terms of the skill of the paintings and the message they convey. Creation with a compassionate mindset will naturally produce good artwork that radiates from the inside."
Adriaan Palar is a local businessman.
[Adriaan Palar, Art Exhibit Visitor]:
"They have an advanced technique if you look at how they're painted. And some scenes are very touching, if you look at the story they want to tell."
Inside China, Falun Gong faces severe persecution under the Communist Party. The Party has killed thousands of Chinese citizens for their belief in Falun Gong.
[Tjokorda Bagus Astika, Museum of Fine Art, Ubud]:
"As an observer, you can really get the feeling of a person or a group that's being persecuted. So here we as the observer of this exhibit feel there should not be persecution of one another in this world."
The exhibit encompasses four main themes: harmony, adversity, courage and justice.
[Wayan Sika, Sika Gallery Owner]:
"Here I see that practitioners of...Falun Gong are bringing back values of morality, goodness, and truthfulness—and it becomes the central theme of their artwork."
The exhibit runs until October 23rd.
NTD News, Bali, Indonesia.