19 June – 2 July 2017: Indonesia

Top picks art events in Jakarta, Bandung, and Bali from 19 June – 2 July 2017



This Ain’t California, 20 June 2017, 7 PM, Goethehaus, Jakarta

Goethe Institut’s Arthouse Cinema is back this Tuesday with a screening of This Ain’t California by award-winning director Martin Persiel. The film tells a story of a group of friends from GDR reuniting after the funeral of Denis Paraceck, a prominent figure in East Germany’s 80’s skateboard culture. As they recalled their memories, the film paints a picture of the sociopolitical realities of the period as well as the anarchistic subculture during socialism. Don’t miss this free screening on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 at Goethehaus, Jakarta. For more information, click here.




Transit #4 – Jelekong Spektrum, Now – 16 July 2017, Selasar Sunaryo, Bandung

On an annual basis, Selasar Sunaryo invites various artists under its residency program, Transit. The 4th edition of Transit invites artists from Jelekong, a small area in the suburbs of Bandung with a community of painters, wayang makers, and other visual artists. The community of painters in Jelekong started in the 1970s by the late Odin Rohidin. Most of the painters in Jelekong are landscape painters who learned painting from techniques passed down from the previous generations. Recently, there’s a group of painters from Jelekong who do their own independent experimental works. This group of people also pays attention to the developments in Indonesia modern contemporary arts and participates in various exhibitions. Transit #4 – Jelekong Spektrum presents works of this group of Jelekong artists during their residency at Selasar Sunaryo. For more information on the exhibition, visit Selasar Sunaryo’s facebook page here.




Kukusan Peken, 24 June 2017, 4-6 PM, CushCush Gallery, Bali

Want to learn contemporary dance while making new friends? Come to Kukusan Peken this Saturday! Presented by CushCush Gallery as part of DenPasar 2017, Kukusan Peken is a contemporary dance workshop with sign language. In this workshop, Jasmine Okubo of Kita Poleng invites participants to learn a contemporary dance based on the sign language together with the Denpasar Deaf Community. All proceeds from this workshop will go towards Denpasar Deaf Community. To get more information or to make your RSVP, contact Sagung at +62 361 242034 or +62 818 0554 2430.



Naskah Teater, Sebuah Proses Adaptasi, 30 June 2017, 3 – 5 PM, Bentara Budaya Bali

For its 55th Literature Dialog series, Bentaya Budaya Bali invites Abu Bakar, Director and Co-founder of Teater Politeknik, to share and discuss how to adapt various works to an Indonesian script and direct it. Many Indonesian theater companies and practitioners adapt works from famous playwright such as Chekov, Beckett, Eunesco, and Shakespeare. In this dialog, participants will learn about the differences and limitations of both free and direct adaptations. Participants will also learn how to bring in contextual studies to make the work more relevant. For more information on this dialog, click here.


Pinangan, 30 June 2017, 7 PM, Bentara Budaya Bali

If you decided to attend Bentara Budaya Bali’s literature dialog on adapted plays, continue your night by watching an adapted work. Teater Komunitas Teratai presents Pinangan, a work adapted by Suyatna Anirun from Anton Chekov’s A Mariage Proposal. Together with Director Hendra Utay, they brought the story within the context of lives in Bali and the greater Indonesia. For more information about the play, click here, or you can contact Bentara Budaya Bali at +62 361 294029.



DenPasar 2017 Art+Design Map, Available all times, Denpasar, Bali

CushCush Gallery’s DenPasar 2017 is an exhibition and also a movement. As part of this movement, CushCush Gallery, endorsed by Bali Tourism Board and Badan Kreatif Denpasar, launches the first ever Art+Design Map! The map contains mapping of galleries, museums, art and creative community spaces, cultural heritage places and institutions, artist studios and traditional markets located within Denpasar. The Map launched earlier this month will be available at selected locations and will be updated on a yearly basis. Currently, you can pick up an Art+Design maps at Titik Temu Bali, Uma Seminyak, and Taman Baca Kesiman, among many other places. With this map, CushCush Gallery invites everyone to explore the charm of Denpasar. To find out more about the Map and to participate in the next edition of the map, contact Sagung at +62 361 242034 or +62 818 0554 2430, or follow CushCush Gallery’s Instagram here.




Open Call for Volunteer for Festival Arsip Ivaa, Deadline 30 June 2017

The Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA) calls for volunteers for its upcoming Archive Festival titled Kuasa Ingatan that will run from September to October 2017. IVAA is looking for volunteers to fill the posts of Liaison Officer, Documentation, and Exhibition Guide. IVAA welcomes both Indonesian and foreigners who are fluent in Bahasa Indonesia. For details of the requirements and information on how to apply, click here.



BEKRAF Call for Artist, Deadline 10 July 2017

Badan Ekonomi Kreatif Indonesia (BEKRAF) together with Art Jakarta calls young emerging artists to participate in Art Jakarta Special Section BEKRAF Indonesian Emerging Artists from 27-30 July 2017. Art Jakarta, previously known as Bazaar Art Jakarta, is an annual art fair that started in 2009. This year’s Art Jakarta 2017 promises to be the biggest art fair in Indonesia. This year’s venue, the Ballroom of Ritz Carlton Hotel/ Pacific Place Mall hopes to make the fair accessible for members of public and promote greater awareness and appreciation of the arts. For more information on the Call for Artist, click here.


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