Interview: Krisna Sudharma of Pesona

The Balinese creative shines a light on six Indonesian photographers in the group exhibition, “Curated the Sun”

Humble but impressive simply describes Krisna Sudharma—and perhaps the island he comes from. The Balinese creative seems happy just to work quietly, but his talent speaks volumes. You can see this in his colorful, abstract graphic designs that grace years of Potato Head’s coveted gig posters. And in his artistic vision for the recently launched Indonesian ready-to-wear label Uma Bumi, which uses a softer palette …

Believed Extinct in the Wild, Singing Dogs Found in Indonesia

First studied in 1897, the rare New Guinea “singing dog” exhibits a vocalization pattern like a humpback whale—a long, drawn-out call that’s distinctly different from a dog’s bark or a wolf’s howl. Researchers suspected the singing dog went extinct after going unseen in the wild since the 1970s (there are roughly 200-300 in captivity around the world, however). But new evidence suggests that a pod …

43,900-Year-Old Cave Art Depicts Ancient Hunting Scene

Predating the next oldest depiction of a human/animal hunting scene by 4,000 years, this 43,900-year-old scene painted on cave walls on Sulawesi (an island in central Indonesia) is now believed to be the oldest—and includes one of the most complex discoveries yet. It reshapes our long-held conceptions about the practice of hunting by depicting therianthropes, predominantly human figures with a distinguishing animal feature. In this …