23 – 29 October 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta, Bandung, and Bali from 23-29 October 2017



Murni? – Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design, Now – 15 November 2017, grandkemang Hotel Jakarta

Murni in Bahasa Indonesia translates as “purity”. In this 8th exhibition of Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design (ICAD), the word Murni is asked as a question for audience to think about the idea of “essentialism” in art and design. ICAD is the first and the only exhibition that initiated collaboration of design, art, technology, entertainment, and hospitality industry. It is also held to share and explore the richness of Indonesia’s wisdom in a contemporary way. Murni? is held from now until 15 of November 2017 at grandkemang Hotel Jakarta. For more information, visit arturaicad.com.


Mac Abbé et le Zombi Orchestra (MAZO), 28 October 2017, 8 PM, Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel, Jakarta

Have no plans for your Halloween Night? Come and let MAZO entertain you! MAZO is a multi-disciplinary group that combines theatre and music to entertain you through their wacky characters and fantastic scenes. MAZO will perform for free on the 28th of October at 8 PM at Sheraton Grand Gandaria City hotel. To RSVP for your spot, click here. For more information on the show, click here. Come in your costumes!


Telar Sonorus, 28 October 2017, 8:30 PM, Teater Atap, Komunitas Salihara, Jakarta

Telar Sonorus is a performance that was created from an attraction and love towards ethnic music, as well as a desire to connect different cultures and languages. Telar Sonorus is a collaboration between Venezuelan singer Karim Camprovin and Indonesian musician Nur Kholis Sumardi. Through Telar Sonorus they develop a dialogue between Indonesian and Venezuelan music. This performance is free. Click here to register for the performance and click here for more information about it.





Pameran Fotografi Shammow’el Rama Surya & Klavdij Sluban, Now – 19 November 2017, NuArt Sculpture Park, Bandung

Institut Francais d’Indonesie presents a photography exhibition of 2 photographers who go beyond the literal and use photography as a tool to position the self within different realities. This exhibition was also organised in Bandung as an invitation for visitors to take a breather from the material developments happening in the city by going to a quiet space inwards as they journey through the Klavdij Sluban’s and Rama Surya’s photos. The exhibition is held at NuArt Sculpture Park. For more information on the exhibition, click here.




Shadow Dance III, 28 October 2017, 6:30 PM, Bentara Budaya Bali

Shadow Dance III is the third in a series of solo exhibitions by mixed media artist Nyoman Erawan. The first 2 of the series were exhibited at Art Space Jakarta and Art Stage Jakarta earlier this year. Erawan’s works explores all layers of human’s lives and are expressed as poetic responses to the microcosm and macrocosm of the Universe. The works form a Shadow Dance that also represents unseen forces such as feelings and undying creativity. For the opening of his exhibition, Erawan will perform his interpretation of Putu Wijaya’s Dasa Muka monolog. The opening performance will take place on 28 October 2017 at 6:30 PM. The exhibition will run from 29 October – 6 October at Bentara Budaya Bali. For more information, click here.


Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, 25 – 29 Oct 2017, Bali

The region’s most prominent Writers Festival returns this year from 25th to 29th October with a theme of Origins. Featuring a stellar line-up of both local and international writers, the Festival continues to offer a meeting place for literally lovers for meaningful exchange and cross-cultural dialogue through their main programs, art performances, workshops, fringe events and film screenings. Featured Indonesian writers this year include iconic writer N.H. Dini and femme fatale Djenar Maesa Ayu. Featured International writers include New York Times bestseller Simon Winchester and poet Simon Armitage. Come and be surrounded by everything literature! For complete schedule and line-ups, visit ubudwritersfestival.com.



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