25 September – 1 October 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Bali from 25 Sep – 1 Oct 2017



Memoria: Five Indonesians Shorts Films, 26 September 2017, 7 PM, Goethehaus, Jakarta

This week’s Goethe Art Films presents 5 Indonesian Short Films. They are Pulang ke Indonesia, Sendiri Diana Sendiri, Memoria, Lemantun, Prenjak. All five films presents female protagonists that have their own struggles and challenges in this life. Admission to the screenings is free and no reservation is required. To learn more about the 5 films, click here.


Der Bau, 29 & 30 September 2017, 8 PM, Komunitas Salihara, Jakarta.

 Der Bau is a solo performance by German dancer and choreographer Isabelle Schad. The performance lifted the idea from Franz Kafka’s Der Bau, in which he tells a story of a shell made out of the body itself that expresses and leaves traces of the body’s hopes, doubts, and scents. In the dance performance Der Bau, Isabelle uses a large piece of cloth to constantly creates new spatial shapes. The performance is supported by Goethe Institut Indonesia and it has free Admission with registration. To register, email daftar@salihara.org. For more information, visit Goethe Institut’s information page here or the Salihara’s information page here.


Banda: Warisan untuk Indonesia, Now – 3 Oct 2017, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta

Banda is a small group of islands in the Indonesian archipelago that had a significant role in putting Indonesia on the map in the 17th century. The island was known as a nutmeg producer and at that time, nutmeg was considered more valuable than gold. Due to the richness of the land, England and Holland fought over the land, which was eventually won by Holland, but resulted in the Breda agreement where the Dutch agreed to exchange their hold of the Manhattan island (now New York), in order to gain power of Banda. 350 years later, the Banda islands have lost its popularity. Galeri Nasional Indonesia created this exhibition to share the significance of the island and its produce to the younger generation. Various artists from Indonesia, New York, Holland, and England participate in this exhibition and showcase their work inspired by this history. To visit this exhibition, click here.



AsiaTri Jogja Festival, 27 – 29 September 2017, 7 – 10 PM, Omah Petruk, Wanareja Karangklethak, Sleman, Yogyakarta

AsiaTri Jogja Festival returns this year on 27-29 September 2017 at Omah Petruk. The Festival that started in 2005 as initiated by artists from Japan, Korea and Indonesia presents various dance and performance works in an outdoor theatre annually. One of the performances this year is the Nishimonai Bon Odori dance from Japan, which is a dance with a long history and is now seen as a form of harvest dance. Free Admission. For more information, contact +62 274 885001, email office@jogjaartfestival.com, or visit jogjaartfestival.com.



11th Annual Balinale – Bali International Film Festival, 24 – 30 September 2017, Cinemaxx Theatre, Lippo Mall Kuta, Bali

The 11th Edition of Bali International Film Festival, also known as Balinale, returns this week to present you an array of Indonesian and International independent and award-winning fiction, documentary, feature and short films. Through the films, the festival aims to connect Indonesian and International filmmakers and bring together a gathering of global creativity. For full line-up of this year’s Festival, visit Balinale site, here. Tickets are IDR 35,000 for each performance and available at Cinemaxx Theatre. You can also purchase a ‘Reel’ Friend Pass for IDR 1,000,000 to gain access to all the screenings and special events. For more information on tickets, click here.



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