28 Nov – 4 Dec 2016: Indonesia

Meta’s Top Picks in Bali, Jakarta, and Bandung from 28 November – 4 December

Meta is a freelance arts administrator and a traveling yogi. She spent 16 years of her life as an art practitioner and the last few years as an arts administrator. Her first love in the arts is dance. She left her heart on the stage but her heart has since expanded and now shares this love with all the other art forms. Her other big love is people and culture; travel continues to connect her with humans of this beautiful earth. Here are some of her picks for the next week!



11th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, 28 Nov – 3 Dec 2016, Yogyakarta

Jogja is full of exciting events this week. If you’re in the area, make sure you catch the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival. This festival focuses on the development of Asian cinema and aims to introduce Asian cinema to a wider public in Indonesia. The opening film Salawaku is screened on 28 November for free at Societet Taman Budaya Yogyakarta. The festival runs until 3 December. For schedules and more information click here.



 Pesta Boneka #5 Home, 2 – 4 Dec 2016, Yogyakarta

Pesta Boneka is an international biennale puppet festival initiated and hosted by the internationally known Papermoon Puppet Theatre. Pesta Boneka has become a place where people could see how puppets could be messengers to deliver various messages through different cultures. This year’s festival brings a theme of “HOME”, as a place where everything begins. Tickets at IDR 100K. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.



Pasar Keroncong Kotagede, 3 Dec 2015, Kotagede – Yogyakarta

Keroncong is a music style that is now considered Indonesia’s old folk music. It was mostly popular in the early 1900s and in the 1960s with its modern revival. It’s becoming more and more rare to hear keroncong music in modern day Indonesia. Pasar Keroncong is a great opportunity to hear the music in a festive pasar or market format. Audience can enjoy traditional street food while being serenaded by the music from one of its 3 stages. Pasar Keroncong Kotagede starts at 7 PM on the 3rd of December. For more information, visit its Facebook page here.


Pentas Monolog, 28 Nov 2016, Solo

Balai Soedjatmoko Solo presents 2 monologues of a teacher, Pelok Trisno Santoso, and his ex student, Luna Kharisma. Pelok was a dalang who became a teacher in Solo art institute. He is also a member of Teater Gapit, a Solo theatre company that performs Javanese plays. Pelok will perform his Javanese monolog while Luna will perform her monolog in Bahasa Indonesia. The two languages will bring a new shade to this monolog presentation. Experience it on 28 November at 7:30 PM at Balai Soedjatmoko Solo. For more information click here or call +62-271-741990.



Festival Teater Jakarta, 21 Nov – 9 Dec 2016, Jakarta

Possibly the oldest Theatre Festival in Indonesia, Festival Teater Jakarta started in 1973 as a youth theatre festival with aims to develop Jakarta’s theatre scene through the production of scripts in Bahasa Indonesia, to develop the quality of theatre in Jakarta and to mentor the development of various youth theatre groups. 46 years later, finding itself in the midst of a changing ecosystem, the festival decided to restructure itself and enter a period of transition – thus the theme <TRANS> – <ISI>. Instead of focusing on the competition aspect, the festival aims to be more diverse by inviting more groups, holding various discussions, and publishing a collection of plays. Festival Teater Jakarta is on until 9 December at Taman Ismail Marzuki. For schedule of activities and performances, you can find out more here.



神秘的な MYSTIC, 26 Nov – 4 Dec 2016, Bandung

Tomo Matsuoka is a Japanese Artists who calls herself a Spirit Medium Artist. She is interested in the occult and the spirit world and uses these as bases for her artwork. She hopes to invite viewers into a world of delicate beauty through her artworks. Tomo has been in residency with Ruang Gerilya, an experimental cultural space in Bandung. She will showcase her work from the 26th of November to the 4th of December. Tomo has a special Performance Art on 29th November 2016. For more information, visit Ruang Gerilya Facebook here and follow Tomo Matsuoka’s journey at @ruanggerilya on Instagram.


RITIRO, 4 – 20 Dec 2016, Bali

Ritiro is an Italian word for Retreat. Produced by Kayu – Lucie Fontaine and Langgeng Art Foundation, Ritiro aims to presents artworks as self-sufficient entities as how inanimate objects actually have their own existence. The exhibition takes the artworks away from a typical white-walled exhibition space and will be presented at 2 very unique and different spaces. The artworks will be at Rumah Topeng dan Wayang in Bali from 4 to 15 December 2016. This building is a wooden Joglo house, which will give a sense of domesticity, far from a neutral exhibition space. Then the artworks will be moved for a one-day exhibition at Rumah Doa Bagi Semua Bangsa in Java on 20 December. Rumah Doa Bagi Semua Bangsa is a building shaped like a gigantic dove that has went through many functions from a neutral worship place to a holding facility for mentally unstable patients. Both exhibition spaces will test the artworks sufficiency as entities of their own. For more information on Ritiro, click here.

Note: All information is correct at the time of publication. Please confirm directly with the organisers/event websites. ArtsEquator is not responsible for any changes to the schedule of events. If you have an event you’d like us to highlight, please email events@artsequator.com.

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