14 – 20 Nov 2016: Indonesia

Meta Setiawan’s Top Picks in Jakarta, Yogjakarta and Bandung  from 14-20 November 2016

Meta is a freelance arts administrator and a traveling yogi. She spent 16 years of her life as an art practitioner and the last few years as an arts administrator. Her first love in the arts is dance. She left her heart on the stage but her heart has since expanded and now shares this love with all the other art forms. Her other big love is people and culture; travel continues to connect her with humans of this beautiful earth. When she’s not watching a performance or traveling, you can find her on her meditation or yoga mat finding her balance.



Eat it!, 3 – 18 Nov 2016, Bandung

Gloomy and rainy Bandung got you down? Brighten your day and surround yourself with the colors of Enora Lalet’s photography. Lalet transforms foods into vibrant accessories and wearable arts and presents them into a deliciously vibrant photography.  Presented by Institut Francaise Indonesia, Eat It! Photography Exhibition is on 3 – 18 November 2016 at NuArt Sculpture Park, Bandung. Free Admission. Click here for more info.


Pameran Wayang Enthusiasm Susmono, 9 – 16 Nov 2016, Yogyakarta

Puppet and Wayang lovers, treat yourself to the works of the famous Dalang, Ki Enthus Susmono. The exhibition displays various Wayang Golek and Wayang Kulit that he’s created throughout the years. The contemporary collection includes various political figures including Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla. These wayangs are on display at Galeri RI Katamsi ISI Yogyakarta from 9 – 16 Nov 2016. Free Admission. Click here for more info.



Khatulistiwa – Jejak Langkah Negeriku, 19 – 20 Nov 2016, Jakarta.

Started as a social mission to package Indonesia’s rich culture and history in an educative and entertaining format in the midst of the saturated highway of social media, Jososiro Foundation and ZigZag Indonesia is now bringing histories and messages from the country’s forefathers and national heroes in an epic musical. Helmed by theatre director Ajie N.A, the musical is peppered with famous names from Indonesia’s film industry such as Kelly Tandiono, Rio Dewanto and Sita Nursanti, making this a potentially fun performance for your Saturday night outing in the Capital. Tickets from IDR 150k to 875k. For more information, head to musikalkhatulistiwa.com.


The Age of Photography, 15 – 28 Nov, Jakarta

A continuation of works that started in 2013, Jim Supangkat’s curated exhibition explores the position of photography in the contemporary art world through the works of various photographers in an age where photography pervades our lives. The exhibition explores how photography can expand into other dimensions. The Age of Photography is exhibited at Galeri Nasional Indonesia in Jakarta from 15-28 November. For more information contact Galeri Nasional Jakarta at +62 21 348 33954 and galeri.nasional@kemdikbud.go.id.



Modern Philosophy Class, 19 Nov 2016, Jakarta

Interested in Modern Western Philosophy? Komunitas Salihara Jakarta continues with its series of Philosophy class with the philosophy of David Hume on Saturday, 19 November. This session will focus on the theory of knowledge, critique on metaphysics, and religious philosophy. Class is led by Fitzgerald Kennedy Sitorus who graduated from the Goethe University of Frankfurt with dissertation on Immanuel Kant’s transcendentalism. Fee: IDR 200K for public and 150K for student. For more information, click here.



Inspyro Moves Up-Close Contemporary Dance Performance, 20 Nov 2016,  Bandung.

Inspyro Moves, the young Bandung dance collective, continues its mission of getting the Bandung contemporary dance community to thrive by having their first intensive dance camp for contemporary dancers all over Indonesia. The camp closes with a performance of their work on 20 November. The performance also features other artists including Arudhra Krishnaswamy (India), Ryan Tan (SG), Olivia Wiguna (ID), The Duo ’55 (SG), and Jessica Christina (ID), founder of Inspyro Moves, performing her previous work for T.H.E Dance Company. Tickets at IDR 50K. For more information check Inspyro Moves instagram at @inspyro_moves, or whatsaap +6281280000202.




Hibah Cipta Perempuan 2017, Deadline 16 Nov 2016..

As a continuation of Kelola’s Empowering Women Artist, Kelola is calling for female artists in Indonesia to participate in its women performance series. For more information, click here. Deadline of application: 16 November.


British Council Open Call for Residency Opportunities, Deadline 2 Dec 2016.

As a part of the British Council UK/Indonesia 2016-18 season, the British Council is working with 7 art spaces in Indonesia to offer residency opportunities for UK artists. Residencies will take place between February to September 2017. For more information, visit this link.  Deadline of application: 2 December 2016.


Magang Nusantara 2017, Deadline 14 Dec 2016.

Calling all aspiring arts managers! Kelola is opening internship opportunities with various arts organizations in Indonesia to experience and learn more about arts management. For more information, click here. Deadline of application: 14 December 2016.




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About the author(s)

Kathy Rowland is the Managing Editor of ArtsEquator.com, a registered charity that she co-founded with Jenny Daneels in 2016. The site is dedicated to supporting and promoting arts criticism with a regional perspective in Southeast Asia. Kathy has worked in the arts for over 25 years, working in the areas of critical writing and arts advocacy, with a special interest in media platforms for the arts. She is the Project Lead for ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asian Arts and Culture Censorship Documentation Project, launched in 2021. She has written extensively on censorship of arts and culture in Malaysia. She was a member of the International Programme Advisory Committee of the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, 2019.

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