One of Marissa Haque and Ikang Fawzi Fan from Yogyakarta

Ibu dari dua anak ini merupakan salah seorang sumber informasi dan sumber inspirasi bagi kami sekeluarga di Jawa Tengah. Marissa Haque ternyata tak pernah menyerah dalam hal menuntut ilmu hingga kenegeri Cina. Dari Universitas Gajahmada saja saya bertemu beberapa kali sedang menuntut ilmu di 2 (dua) Fakultas Pasca Sarjana-UGM, yaitu: (1) FEB/Fakultas Ekonomi Bisnis dan menjelang selesai proses penulisan thesisnya; dan (2) Fakultas Hukum dengan konsentrasi Hukum Bisnis. Jarang saya temui pasangan artis Indonesia yang demikian gigih meningkatkan kompetensi serta kognisinya. Semoga Mas Ikang dan Mbak Marissa menjadi pemimpin sejati Indonesia dalam waktu dekat ini. Doa kami sekeluarga penggemar kalian berdua. Bismillaaaah...

Mbak Marissa Haque yang Cantik & Cerdas dari UGM

Mbak Marissa Haque yang Cantik & Cerdas dari UGM
Selama di UGM, Kesan Orang Terhadap Mbak Marissa Haque Fawzi adalah Cantik dan Cerdas serta Baik Hati, Semoga Selamanya

Kamis, 20 Desember 2012

Kuliah Umum Ekonomi Syariah di FE UMB Minggu Lalu: Bunda Marissa Haque Fawzi


Fakultas ekonomi  universitas muhammadiyah bengkulu, kemarin pada tanggal 11 Desember 2012, bertempat di auditorium kampus II UMB, jl salak raya pada pukul 13:30 wib menngadakan kuliah umum tentang ekonomi syariah, acara ini diharapkan sebagai cikal bakal akan dibukanya Program Studi Ekonomi Syari’ah di Fakultas Ekonomi – UMB Dimana sebagai narasumber pada kuliah umum ini yaitu Dr. Hj. Marissa Grace Haque, SH, MHum, M.BA yang disela kesibukan beliau berkenan untuk memberikan materi kuliah umum ekonomi syariah untuk fakultas ekonomi – UMB (Universitas Muhammadiyah Bengkulu).
Diharapkan dapat memberikan pengetahuan bagi segenap civitas akademika fakultas ekonomi – umb, Pada kesempatan kuliah umum kali ini, dihadiri oleh rektor umb yaitu bapak Dr. H. Khairil beserta ke-empat purek umb, antusias peserta sangat terlihat dengan penuh sesaknya ruangan auditorium oleh mahasiswa Fakultas Ekonomi – UMB. Suasanan di acara tersebut walau penuh sehingga suhu nya menjadi panas, namun acara berlangsung dengan semangat, hal ini membuat waktu tak terasa berjalan telah pukul 16:30.  Acara tersebut ditutup dengan seksi tanya jawab.
Sebelum meninggalkan kampus II– UMB pihak panitia dan narasumber berbincang – bincang ringan di ruang rektorat, tak lupa pula sebagai kenang – kenangan civitas akademik FE – UMB memberikan oleh– leh khas bengkulu. Kepada ibu Dr. Hj. Marissa Grace Haque,SH, MHum, M.BA segenap civitas akademik Fakultas Ekonomi Universitas Muhammadiyah Bengkulu mengucapkan terima kasih banyak atas kedatangan ibu dan kuliah umum yang telah ibu sampaikan. Kami berharap meninggalkan kesan yang baik dan juga berharap suatu saat nanti. Ibu berkenan hadir kembali dalam acara yang lain.

Rabu, 03 Oktober 2012

“Basu Swastha Dharmmesta: Making Batik and Marketing It (dalam Mbak Marissa Haque Ikang Fawzi)”

(JP/Slamet Susanto)
(JP/Slamet Susanto)

Professors of economics with marketing expertise can be found at various universities, but economists engaged in the art of batik painting are rare. Among the few is Basu Swastha Dharmmestha.

Combining marketing and art is what the man with an MBA who is a marketing lecturer at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta has been doing.

Having learned to draw during childhood, in his high school years Basu also practiced batik painting while apprenticed with Javanese dance maestro and batik artist Bagong Kussudiardjo in his workshop in Yogyakarta.

Basu continued to paint with his first work, Burung Hantu (Owl), produced in 1968, followed by Keburukan vs Kebaikan (Evil vs Virtue, 1973), Ikan (Fish, 1980) and Dua Prajurit Pandawa (Two Pandava Soldiers, 1985).

From 1985 to 2010, Basu went on hiatus from painting to focus on teaching.

“In 2010, I visited an exhibition at the Jogja Expo Center (JEC). I was given a canvas to paint. Since then I’ve started batik painting again,” he said. Now with his hundreds of batik works, Basu hopes that through pictures, batik — already recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage item — will become even more popular around the world.

The demise of batik figures in Yogyakarta such as Bambang Utoro, Bagong Kussudiardjo and Amri Yahya has further motivated him. “I want to keep learning and painting to succeed the batik specialists, especially after the passing of Amri Yahya,” said Basu.

Basu avoids being trapped in certain batik design schools. His paintings constitute a blend of contemporary, naturalistic and abstract elements, all in a decorative style.

Through batik images, Basu also wishes to convey a message of peace. His fish motifs, for instance, depict the dynamic sea animals’ ability to adapt rapidly.

“Conflict is unnecessary. Adapting ourselves to current conditions and the world is something beautiful. It’s the philosophy of my fish patterns,” said the father of four.

Apart from fish, Basu also has adopted many wayang (shadow puppet) characters, particularly the Pandava brothers of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. With their lofty values, wayang figures are also seen as compatible with the science of marketing.

“We should identify our consumers. Europeans are fond of ethnic objects and wayang designs are ethnic in nature,” he said. Without a doubt, his wayang canvases are being collected by his overseas friends and foreign tourists.

“Such works will further globalize batik while communicating the noble values of wayang and the high integrity of the Pandavas as models of excellent conduct,” he said.

Basu shares his artistic talent with his family, related by blood to the late distinguished choreographer and batik painter Bagong Kussudiardjo.

To mark his return to the art world, Basu held a solo exhibition at the Koesnadi Hardjasumantri Cultural Center at UGM recently, displaying 54 works from 1968 to 2012 under the theme “The awakening of batik painting to make the world worth living”.

A book, Batik Lukis Basu SD (Batik Paintings of Basu SD), written by artists Marissa Haque and Meta Ayu Thereskova, was also launched at the event.

“I’m very interested in his work and feel grateful for participating in the efforts of Basu Swastha, an economist who combines marketing science and art,” Marissa said.

Today, the professor divides his time between teaching and art. “I have my family’s support. After retirement I’m going to be focusing on the art of batik painting and make batik even more famous the world over,” he said.

“Basu Swastha Dharmmesta: Making Batik and Marketing It (dalam Marissa Haque Ikang Fawzi)”

Jumat, 14 September 2012

Reuni Mbak Marissa Haque dengan Teman-Teman Ilmu Hukumnya di TV One

Di TV One, Dr.Hj. Marissa Haque Ikang Fawzi ILC (Indonesias's Lawyer Club)
Marissa Haque Fawzi: Terimakasih Banyak Bang Karni Ilyas & Mas Sudjiwotejo

Senin, 27 Agustus 2012

Marissa Haque Fawzi: "Indonesia's Cinematic Art Stumble and Surge"

Indonesia's Cinematic Art Stumble and Surge
World Paper, New York, USA
June, 2001

By. Marissa Haque Fawzi
An Indonesia Actress, is in Residence at Ohio University

Indonesia as a country among many countries in the world, cannot escape of the effect of globalization. More specially, the Indonesia film industry is influenced and shaped by the cultures and trends of many other nations. This assimilation necessary and positive for progress and increased quality as long as an individual maintains his/ her own touch, so to speak. This process is guaranteed by the fact that our world grows smaller everyday and the boundaries that once existed are no more.

The father of Indonesia film, Mr. Haji Usmar Ismail, was the first Indonesia artist to graduate from the School of Film at the University of California Los Angles as early as the 1940s. Generations to follow in the 1970’s were strongly predisposed to Russian production style and technique with Indonesian graduate from Moscow University such as Syumandjaja and Amy Priono.

Many artists to follow, Producers and Directors are products of Indonesia education and training. Their work, also distinguished, is colored by local wit and wisdom. A result of their efforts has been “Edutainment” or educational entertainment for the Indonesian citizen.

The only trouble with this is seen in the extremely small ratio of these artists in relation to the population of Indonesia, which far exceeds 200 million. If the love of money is the root of all evil it has also been the demise of the film industry in Indonesia. Many Directors viewed the production of movies as a monetary printing press.

The typical Indonesian film left nothing for the viewing public; there was no moral message and no real meaning. By the end of 1980s the film industry has stagnated and come to screeching halt. The Indonesia government further stifled the industry’s creativity and quality, and the differences from one film to the next became almost impossible to discern. It was a frustrating time for the movie-going public and even exasperating for those production teams that sought to create.

In 1990s gave us Garin Nugroho. As a young man, he graduated from University of Indonesia with a degree in Law and attended Indonesia’s Institut Kesenian Jakarta (Indonesian Art Institute). Garin Nugroho was determined to create new standard, and in the mid-1990s he began work. Nugroho presented an Eastern European style of production. Many Indonesian viewers did not understand this style of production and found the storylines difficult to follow, but his works have been honored (and have placed) at almost every international film festivals in which those have appeared.

Toward the end of 1999, a group of young Indonesian film graduates that, to date, do not wish to be identified with other movie production teams, came together to produce. They represent the new techno generation, seeking something new and different from all who came before them, and it is known to Indonesians today as the movie Kuldesak. This independent production team used a grassroots style marketing strategy throughout production. The film smacks of Quentin Tarantino. The theme song from thia movie was also honored by MTV at the MTV awards 2000 in New York.

The year 2000 was phenomenon for Rivai Riza (Film Director), Mira Lesmana and Triawan Munaf (Co Producers) with their award-winning production Petualangan Sherina or the Adventures of Sherina. The British honored this production with the presentation of the British Chavening Award Scholarship to Riza. This is only logical because Riza finished his Master of Arts in screenwriting at a British Institution in 1999. Riza ia rich with British style.

What do we see in the future of the Indonesian film industry? What style do we hope will prevail? There are so many possibilities, but that which cannot be denied and is clear to even those who would close their eyes is that American films are shown on every channel of Indonesian television and fill Indonesian theatres. In this lies an undeniable answer.

We are also aware that American film is a collection of assimilations from across the world. Thus we come full circle of globalization and interdependent world in which we live. We will, each and every one of us, learn from all of those around us without exception, if we hope to progress. This is a continual process that will go on for as long as we breathe.
Marissa Haque Fawzi: "Indonesia's Cinematic Art Stumble and Surge"

Kamis, 23 Agustus 2012

Kutipan Cerita dari Marissa Haque & Dominika Dittwald: "We Learn Everything from Everybody"


Pada saat kita di luar Indonesia, tentu setiap detik adalah saat memulung ilmu, benar yang dikatakan oleh karibku Dominika Dittwald bahwa we learn everything from everybody. Kesukaan kami dalam hal membaca memang klop satu sama lainnya.

Namun karena Bahasa Inggris adalah bahasa ibu dari Dominika (selain Perancis dan Polandia), maka saya selalu tertinggal dalam hal capaian jumlah buku yang telah habis kami baca setiap minggunya. Dan saya jadi hampir selalu mentraktirnya minum susu-coklat panas di cafetaria dekat kampus kami, karena hampir selalu kalah 'taruhan'. Kami memilih minum susu-coklat atau moccacino karena Dominika faham saya Muslimah dan tidak meminum alkohol (walau saat itu saya masih on-off-on-off pakai kerudung terutama pasca kejadian September 11).


Seingatku Dominika sering mengucap nama Sir Ken Robinson yang mengatakan: "... never confuse knowledge with common sense...". Robinson adalah seorang pendidik revolusioner yang mengatakan bahwa ada fakta yang menyebutkan (tahunnya saya lupa) bahwa 98% anak di Amerika Serikat lahir dengan kemampuan "divergent thinking." Dan hal itu membuat mereka 'tidak ada matinya' di dalam mencari solusi terhadap setiap permasalahan yang mereka hadapi!

Tak heran selama kami sekolah film di School of Film, Ohio University, Athens, USA kami selalu hampir setiap hari dicekoki kalimat "...there is no room for mistakes!" Knowledege comes but wisdonm lingers. Knowledge is power, the more you know, the more powerful you become. Uang, harta, dan jabatan dapat hilang, namun melalui ilmu Allah, nalar, kasih, dan kepedulian akan remain sustainable...insya Allah...

Di dalam Bahasa Latinnya kurang-lebih adalah begini: " Tamdiu discendum est, quamdlu vivas"... 


Marissa Haque dari Dominika Dittwald: "We Learn Everything from Everybody"

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