13 – 19 March 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks in Jakarta, Bandung, and Bali 13-19 March 2017



Fast Fashion – The Dark Side of Fashion, Now – 9 April 2017, Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jakarta

Presented as part of Goethe Institut Indoesia IKAT/eCUT project, Fast Fashion – The Dark Side of Fashion, invites audiences to view the textile and fashion industry, as well as consumption patterns with critical eyes. This exhibition presents the results of comprehensive researches on the socio-economical and ecological impact of the fashion industry and how they are linked to consumerisms. Fore more information and contact person, click here.


Rest Area – Perupa Membaca Indonesia, Now – 27 March 2-17, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta

Rest Area is the 9th Indonesia’s National Visual Art Biennale. The exhibition presents 100 works created by artists from 26 provinces in Indonesia. This year’s theme, Rest Area, aims to explore whether visual art can still function as witnesses of an era, whether artworks still have a power to touch the viewer’s reflective consciousness, and whether artworks still have a power to push people’s imaginative boundaries. Rest Area is held at Galeri Nasional Indonesia from now till the 27th of March. There will be a gallery tour every Saturday at 1 PM. For more information, click here.


Short Export, 14 March 2017, 7 PM, Goethehaus, Jakarta

Short Export is Goethe Institut next installation of its Art House Cinema. This year, Goethe Institut is bringing 10 films ranging from hilarious to warm-hearted. All films will be screened on 14 March 2017 at Goethehaus in Jakarta. Don’t miss this free program and get your fill of good German arthaus cinema. Fore more information, click here.


Burung-burung Prendjak, 18 March 2017, 8 PM, Teater Salihara, Jakarta

Presented by Studio Taksu and directed by Djarot B Darsono, Burung-burung Prenjak tells a story of a noble that lives alone and accompanied by birds. The chirps of the birds seems to bring news and hope that someone will one day visit her. Burung-burung Prenjak explores a Javanese fortune-telling skill known as “ngelmu titen” and is based of Sapardi Djoko Damono titled “Terbangnya Burung”. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.




Gerak Gerik: Peran & Kedudukan Performance Art Tudei, 13 March 2017, Platform3, Bandung

Gerak Gerik is Platform3’s Art panel discussion on Performance Art. To Platform3, Performance Art is a critical field where the artists are redefining the definition of Performance Art whenever they’re performing. In this panel, performance artists will share their works and the ideas behind them. This panel discussion takes place at Platform3 from 2-6 PM on Monday, 13 March 2017. For more info, visit Platform3 Facebook page or contact +62 817 925 5915.



Keroncong Bentara, 16 March 2017, 7:30 PM, Bentara Budaya Jakarta

People say Keroncong is a dying art. Perhaps this claim that the music is dying has pushed the Keroncong lovers and musicians to continue playing and keep the music alive. As part of Bentara Budaya Jakarta’s music appreciation series, Keroncong Bentara presents 2 Keroncong orchestra: OK Irama Jakarta and Jempo Jenthik Orkes Keroncong from Bandung. Don’t miss this free entertainment and fill your Thursday night with the nostalgic melodies of Keroncong. Fore more information, click here.




Indonesia Raja 2016: Bali, 13 March 2017, 7:30 PM, Bar Luna, Ubud, Bali

Film lovers in Bali, head to Bar Luna on 13th March to catch 7 short films by Bali filmmakers on some of Bali’s greatest issues. Issues presented in the films include the Benoa reclamation project, the rapid changes on the island, and corruption. For more information, head to Bar Luna’s Indonesia Raja event page.



As Worlds Divide, 18 March 2017, 7 PM, littletalks, Ubud, Bali

Continuing the celebration of Indonesia’s national film month, littletalks library and cafe in Ubud is joining the fun and screening As Worlds Divide, a feature documentary film produced as part of a campaign to prevent the loss of Indigenous Mentawai culture. Captured over a 9-year period, this film aims to raise $1 million to fund the 10-year implementation of Suku Mentawai community’s Cultural & Enviromental Education Program (CEEP). litteltalks is collaborating with Indigenous Education Foundation to screen this film. Donations received during the screening will go to Suku Mentawai education program. For more information, check littletalks’ instagram account.


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