17 – 23 July 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya from 17 – 23 July 2017




Octavio Paz, Jorge Amado Dan Pemikiran Modern, 22 July 2017, 4 PM, Serambi Salihara

Literature reacts towards modern thinking through various ways. They often critique or offer a mix of modern world to the local thinking and belief. Under its Reading Latin America theme, Komunitas Salihara book club returns with a discussion of modern thinking brought through the books of Octavio Paz and Jorge Amado. To join the discussion, email daftar@salihara.org, or click here for more information.



Tarung Halaman, 13 – 26 July 2017, Kineforum, Jakarta.

In Tarung Halaman, Kineforum presents 15 films on various stories of people’s journeys on making a living and fighting for their lives in their own backyard. What people consider as their own ‘backyard’ varied from person to person. However, there’s always some kind of a connection to the space we live in, and the space is never simply a space. Catch these films to see what are invested, fought for, and shared in these stories happening at various ‘backyards’. For schedule and more information on Tarung Halaman, visit kineforum.org.



Semelah, 14 July 2017, 7 PM, @America, Jakarta

16 – 17 July 2017, 8 PM, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta

Don’t miss this rare performance of a contemporary wayang! ‘Wayang Bocor’ is a term used to refer to a creation of conemporary wayang that is based on traditional wayang kulit. This Wayang Bocor performance titled Semelah (God Bliss) is created and directed by Gunawan Maryanto and has been previously presented at 3 cities in the United States. It’s coming to Jakarta this week after Yogyakarta and Riau. Semelah has 2 performances in Jakarta. The performance at @America on 14 July is free but only for limited seating. The performance at Taman Ismail Marzuki will be on 16-17 July with a ticket of IDR 75,000. For more information on Semelah and on how to get tickets, please click here.




Kami Tidak Seragam, 22 July 2017, Gedung Societet, Yogyakarta

Kami Tidak Seragam is a celebration of 17 years of Sanggar Anak Alam or SALAM. SALAM is an organization that is created to provide a more holistic experience of education for children. SALAM create activities under the theme of a ‘school of life’, providing a space for children to experiment and learn about the subtler things in life, such as culture, health, environment, and social values. To celebrate its 17 years anniversary, SALAM presents Kami Tidak Seragam, an exhibition and performance to express and share a retrospective of the organization’s works. Exhibition is free and starts at 5 PM on 22 July at Gedung Societet. The performance will be at 7:30 PM with a ticket price of IDR 30,000. For ticket reservation, contact Eva at +62 813 2801 9518.



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Short Export – Made in Germany 2016, 19 July 2017, 7 PM, Wisma Jerman, Surabaya

Goethe Institut Germany presents a screening of a selection of German Short Films that come from the 11th year of a German French collaborative film project. The films selected this year ranging vastly from bizarre, funny, and warm-hearted. Goethe Institut, Robert Bosch Cultural Managers and their partners screen these films all over the world. The screening in Indonesia is done in Wisma Jerman, Surabaya. Come to this free event in and catch good quality films. For more information on Short Export, click here.


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