Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta and Yogyakarta from 27 November – 3 December 2017
Enam Belas Film Festival, Now – 10 December 2017, various venues, Jakarta
Enam Belas Film Festival (16FF) is a 16-day film festival to raise awareness and campaign against violence towards women. As part of this festival, 16 short films and 16 feature films are screened at various locations in Jakarta and other cities in Indonesia. The 32 films selected have themes and commitments to eliminate sex and gender based violence. These films will be screened at Kineforum, CineSpace, Paviliun 28, Galeri Indonesia Kaya, and Art Society. There is also a 5K run fringe event and a free counseling service. For more information on the films and schedule of activities, visit the various organisations’ sites or follow 16FF Instagram account here.
Art Spaces and Communities as Alternative Education System, 29 November 2017, 5 – 7 PM, Goethehaus, Jakarta
Sabiha Keyif is a Curator-in-residence at OK. Video under Goethe Institut’s residency program. During her residency, Sabiha visited various contemporary art spaces in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Surabaya. As a result of this residency, she will share her thoughts on contemporary art spaces as an alternative for education system. MG Pringgoto will give a response as a representative of Serrum, a collective that focuses on various issues through an educational approach. This artist talk will take place on 29 November 2017 from 5 to 7 at Goethehaus Jakarta. For more information on the talk, click here.
Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, 1-8 December 2017, various venues, Jogjakarta
The Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival returns for its 12th year by bringing a theme of “Fluidity”. The Festival wants to highlight the state of Asian cinemas that is very fluid and ever-changing, but still retains their main characters. The theme of “Fluidity” is also extended to the fluid characteristics of cinema when it comes to the ability to collaborate with other art forms. JAFF therefore aims to expands its collaborations with other artists such as music composers, costume designers, and others. JAFF films will be screened at Taman Budaya Yogya, Cinema XXI, CGV Cinema, and Tebing Breksi. Don’t miss the opening film “Nyai” by renowned director Garin Nugroho. “Nyai” will be screend on 1 December 2017 at 7 PM at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta. For complete schedule and more information on the festival, visit jaff-filmfest.org.
Das Archipel & Arum Dayu Cemeti Artist-in-Residence Artist Talk, 30 November 2017, 7 PM, Cemeti Institute, Yogyakarta
Germany-based Das Archipel and Bandung-based Arum Dayu are Cemeti Institute’s Artists-in-Residence in the last 3 months. This residency is supported by Goethe Institut and Cemeti – Institut for Art and Society. Das Archipel decided to create a push cart called Jagongan Archipel that acts as a meeting point for various people from all walks of life where they can discuss various socio-politic and economic matters. Arum Dayu on the other hand decided to explore and experiment on humans relationships with their gadgets and how these technologies have changed our lives. Attend their Artist Talk and listen to their discoveries on the 30th of November 2017 at Cemeti Institute. For more information, click here.
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