15 – 21 May 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Makassar from 15-21 May 2017




BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA, Now – 30 May 2017, Galeria Fatahillah, Jakarta

BBuzzShow is one of BBuzzArt’s global traveling exhibitions that provide exhibition opportunities for emerging artists. BBuzzArt is a social platform that aims to support emerging artists by connecting artists and art lovers all over the world. BBuzzShow is a unique show as it opens to any emerging artists without any location restrictions. Artists had to submit their works and they are selected based on creativity, seriousness, interaction and communication. Come and visit this exhibition at Galeria Fatahillah to see works of new emerging artists. For more information, visit BBuzzArt facebook, here.


 Art Sampoerna, 19 – 21 May 2017, The Atrium – Sampoerna Strategic Square, Jakarta

Together with the Mobiliari Group, Putera Sampoerna Foundation presents the inauguration of the biennale Art Sampoerna, an exhibition that presents the latest developments in contemporary art and the cultural fields in Indonesia. Titled ‘Flow into Now’ and curated by Rizki A. Zaelani, the exhibition tries to create connections between various art expressions, design explorations and experimental in architectural ideas. Artworks to be featured in this exhibition are combination of new and recent works by some of Indonesia’s most celebrated contemporary artists today. For more information, visit artsampoerna.com.



Sadako, 16 May 2017, Teater Kecil Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta

Sadako is a contemporary dance inspired by the story of Sadako, a 12 year-old Japanese girl who had Leukemia after the Hiroshima’s atomic bomb. Sadako wanted to make 1000 origami cranes to fulfill her wishes of being healed. Unfortunately she passed away after only 644 origami cranes. Her friends completed the work and buried her with all her origami cranes. Valentine Nagata-Ramos combined butoh, hip-hop and origami in this performance. He is also working with 5 hip-hop dancers on a workshop from 13-15 May. The devised choreography will be performed before the Sadako performance. Performance is free. For more information and how to reserve, click here. Sadako will also be performed in Bandung on 18 May 2017. For more information on the Bandung performance, click here.


Zatua, 17 May 2017, 8 PM, Goethehaus, Jakarta

Zatua is a new band that was formed as a follow up to an earlier experimental music performance by Bali-based Dea Barandana and Ensemble Resonanz from Hamburg. Join this free performance as they explore the meeting of electronica and classical music. For more information, click here.



Posthaste, 17 – 18 May 2017, Graha Bhati Budaya – Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta.

Teater Payung Hitam presents Posthaste, a performance that is a representation of the environmental, socio-political, and historical condition of Indonesia. It explores how we can come out of a situation that subconsciously is hurting our humanity. Don’t miss the artist talk on 18th of May at 3 PM at the lobby of Graha Bhakti Budaya. For more information, click here.




A Series of Mini Exhibition

A Series of Mini Exhibition, Now – 21 June, Jogja Contermporary, Yogyakarta.

The existence of different communities plays a big role in the development of contemporary art since they play a part in developing the thought process and work of emerging artists. Jogja Contemporary has a mission to provide incubation and collaboration space cause this meeting point between the curator, the alternative space, and the emerging artists is where the creation process becomes alive. In this exhibition, Jogja Contemporary works with like-minded space and galleries from Bandung, Solo, and Jogja to present their works. The first round of exhibition is exhibited now until 20 May 2017 and presenting works from Lir Space (Solo), World’s End (Bandung), Ruang Atas (Bandung) and other young emerging artists. For more information on the exhibitions, click here.



Makassar International Writer's Festival

Makassar International Writers Festival, Fort Rotterdam, 17-20 May 2017, Makassar

This highly anticipated festival is the first and only international literary festival held in Eastern Indonesia. Organized by Rumata’ Artspace, the festival started in 2011 and has since returned annually. The festival brings a line-up of local and international speakers from the literary world, as well as small programs for literary enthusiasts of all ages, including an open-air cinema and an outdoor library. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to connect with writers and other literature lovers. For more information on the festival, visit makassarwriters.com.


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