3 – 9 July 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta and Bali from 3 – 9 July 2017




Body Out, 6 – 8 Juli, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta

Supported by Jakarta Arts Council, Body Out is a Performance Art Festival taking place between 6 – 8 July. The festival features an art sharing, a workshop, and an exhibition.

 Performance Art Sharing, 6 July 2017, 12 – 5 PM, Galeri Cipta II Taman Ismail Marzuki

The Body Out festival starts with a Performance Art Sharing that is curated by Francisca Retno and Ryahdus Salihin. The sharing features works of Dirdho Adityo, Studio Plesungan, PADJAK, 69 Performance Club and KURR Club. The Performance Art Sharing will take place in Galeri Cipta II Taman Ismail Marzuki.


Workshop, 7 July 2017, 1 – 4 PM, Kineforum

The Body Out Workshop is a workshop on Performance Art that will be facilitated by Irwan Ahmett, featuring a panel by Iwan Wijono & Experimental art UMN. After the workshop, there will be a performance by Rega Ayndya & Riar Rizaldi, as well as Theo Frid Hutabarat. For reservation, please contact Riyadhus Shalihin at +62 8356 2290 953.


Performative Exhibition, 10 AM – 6 PM, Galeri Cipta III, Taman Ismail Marzuki

The last event of the Body Out festival is a Performative Exhibition that will take place on 8 July 2017 from 10 AM to 6 PM. This exhibition will feature works of Abi Rama, Angga Wedhaswara, Synthia Delaney Suwito, Dea Widya, and many others. The exhibition will take place at Galeri Cipta III Taman Ismail Marzuki.

For more information of all the Body Out events, visit Jakarta Arts Council’s Instagram account here, or visit dkj.or.id.



Gabriel Garcia Marquez and “el boom” of Latin America, 8 July 2017, 4 PM, Serambi Salihara, Jakarta

Komunitas Salihara is rolling its LIFE Festival or the Literature and Ideas Festival 2017. This year’s LIFE Festival brings the theme Reading Latin America. This week’s edition of Salihara book club discusses the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, possibly the most well-known author of the “el boom” generation. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is known for his work 100 Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. Are you a Marquez fan? Then don’t miss this discussion happening this Saturday, 8 July 2017 at Serambi Salihara. For more information, click here.



Medium, 9 July 2017, 8 PM, Teater Salihara, Jakarta

Medium is an exciting work by internationally-known Indonesian dancer/ choreographer, Rianto. Rianto has worked with various international choreographers and has performed on various international stages, including his performance for Choy Ka Fay’s Soft Machine. Based on his research on Tari Lengger, a gender-fluid dance from Banyumas, he created Medium. This work is a universal call for freedom; to avoid dogma, embrace contradiction, mystery and layered diversity as how it is in the Javanese Culture. Ticket is at IDR 75,000. For more information Medium, click here.




Les Grandes Personnes, 6 July 2017, 7:30 PM, Kalangan Madya Mandala, Taman Budaya Art Center, Bali

The larger-than-life Puppet group Les Grandes Personnes is back to perform at Bali Arts Festival 2017. Les Grandes Personnes combine the art of puppetry and theater to create community works that can be enjoyed by everyone. This time, the group will collaborate with traditional Balinese Barong Ket that will be played by the Yaya Putra Sedana Cultural Group. This collaboration will take place at Kalangan Madya Mandala Art Center on 6 July 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Les Grandes Personnes will also be in Jakarta on 9 July 2017 at M.H. Thamrin’s Car Free Day. And on 13 July 2017 at Kota Tua area. For more information on the Jakarta’s performance of Les Grandes Personnes, please click here.


Buana Art Exhibition

Buana Art Exhibition, Now – 7 July 2017, Littletalks Ubud, Bali

The word Buana means the Universe. Asosiasi Kreatif Ubud defines Buana as not just containing the beautiful world and its magnificent structures we live in, but also including the nature, mankind, and the relationship between them. Buana invites 10 local artists from various backgrounds to show their interpretations of Buana. Come to Littletalks Ubud to see this exhibition. Buana is open to public until 7 July 2017. For more information on Buana, click here.




Teater Garasi Performer Studio 2017, Deadline: 4 July 2017

Teater Garasi will be back with the second cycle of Performer Studio in July – August. Performer Studio is Teater Garasi’s beginner’s level acting course that is created for all kinds of performers, including actors, comedians, dancers and performance artists. This program started in 2006 and has gone through its previous round in February 2017. Application is currently open and will close on 4 July 2017. This application is for the next round of Performer Studio that will start on 11 July 2017 and ends on 20 August 2017. Course Fee is IDR 2,000,000. For more information, visit Teater Garasi’s Instagram account or email garasi@teatergarasi.org.


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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