Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

10 – 16 April 2017: Indonesia

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Top Picks in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Malang from 10 – 16 April 2017

 

JAKARTA

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Duet of Amplified Sewing Machine, 9 April 2017, 7 – 9 PM, Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Hall A2, Jakarta

Can a Singer sewing machine sing? Artist Steffi Muller and Lisa Simpson will say, “Yes!” A closing event of the IKAT/ eCUT exhibition, Goethe Institut presents an experimental music show that uses sewing machines as sound generating instruments. Lisa and Steffi believe in crossing lines between different artistic disciplines. They use the machines not only as instruments but also to create clothes during the performance. Free Admission. For more information, click here.

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Diskusi: Data dan Imajinasi, 11 April 2017, 3 PM, Galeri Cipta III, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta

The Jakarta Arts Council presents 2 exciting events this week for theater practitioners and lovers. Data dan Imaginasi (data and imagination) is a discussion on whether data can exist without imagination in theater. The discussion looks at how data and imagination are used in the research portion of devising theatre, as well as how the 2 interact, push and manipulate each other. For more information, click here.

Workshop: Display Dalam Ruang Teater, 12-13 April 2017, 10 AM – 6 PM, Galeri Cipta III, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta

A display is a term most commonly used in visual art. A display supports the communication of the exhibition’s intention. A good artwork can suffer if the message is not communicated clearly just from the failure or executing a good display. How can this concept be carried over into a theater production? Join this workshop to learn how! For more information, click here.

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Conference: Reverse Glass Painting in Java, 12 April 2017, 5:30 PM, IFI Auditorium, Jakarta

Javanese Reverse Glass Painting was a decorative art form that was popular in 19th and 20th century. The style of painting was introduced by European and Chinese painters in the 19th century and later become popular in 1930s and 1960s. The Reverse Glass Painting becomes an icon of modernity and an expression of the cultural mix of the various cultural groups in Indonesia at that period: Javanese, European, Chinese, and Muslim. The conference discuses main characteristics of these paintings, their creation processes, and the themes portrayed. This event is FREE. Reserve your spot by emailing reservation@ifi-id.com. For more information, click here.

 

BANDUNG

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24/7, Now until 28 April 2017, PLATFORM3, Bandung

24/7 is a Solo exhibition by Budi Adi Nugroho. Budi has always been interested in exhibitions that are presented outside a gallery space. For his current doctorate degree, he has chosen public spaces as his research topic. In 24/7, Budi uses PLATFORM3’s building exterior as his exhibition space. With 24/7, Budi aims to explore and challenge the idea of inside and outside. The exhibition is also made in a way that visitors could appreciate the artwork 24 hours and 7 days, without the limitation of time. For more information on 24/7, click here.

 

YOGYAKARTA

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Segitiga Emas: Dimana Akting dan Silat Bersua, 11 April 2017, PKKH Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta

Kalanari Theatre Movement, together with Gadjah Mada University’s Center for Culture present the next Temen Ngobrol, a casual cultural discussion session. The discussion will be on the topic of the golden triangle that links Silat and Acting. Throughout history, there has been a close ties between Silat and Acting in the Malay Archipelago. Whani Darmawan will share his thoughts on the two based on his experiences. This discussion is FREE and open to all members of public! For more information, click here.

 

MALANG

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Malang Film Festival, 11-14 April 2017, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang

The love of film in Indonesia has spread to all corners of the country in recent years. College students of Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang decided to celebrate their love of films and created the Malang Film Festival. The Malang Film Festival focuses on short films and documentaries that are created by junior high, high school, and college students. So, film lovers in Malang, come and support the works of your youth! For schedule and more information, visit malangfilmfestival.com.

 

OPEN CALL & ART TRIP

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Wisata Seni Rupa Yogyakarta, Deadline to register: 28 April 2017, Yogyakarta

Tour will take place on 19 – 21 May 2017

A special tour for visual art lovers! Yogyakarta is a city that is vibrant with arts. Join Salihara and experience all the different dynamics and currents of the arts in this one charming town. Not only you’ll get to visit ArtJog 2017, you’ll also get to visit studios of some of Indonesia’s prominent visual artists like Entang Wiharso, Ichwan Noor and Nasirun. Cost includes return air tickets from Jakarta. IDR 3,750,000 for double occupancy and IDR 5,000,000 for single occupancy. To register, email tiket@salihara.orgby 28 April 2017. For more information, click here.

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ART GAMES – Game Jam, Deadline to register: 5 May 2017.

Art Games is a unique 48-hour jam session that brings creative minds and game developers together. Held at the same time as the jam session in Boston, the Art Games jam session in Jakarta hopes the creative minds will add cool soundtrack and great storylines and work with the developer to create in innovative game that has a certain authenticity and artistic creativity while also addressing a political topic. The winning team will receive further mentoring to help finalize the game and win a trip to Germany. Come and join this unique and Free jam session. For more information and how to register, click here.

 

Note: All information is correct at the time of publication. Please confirm directly with the organisers/event websites. ArtsEquator is not responsible for any changes to the schedule of events. If you have an event you’d like us to highlight, please email events@artsequator.com.

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