4 – 10 December 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta and Bali from 4 – 10 December 2017



Goro-goro: Bhineka Keramik, Now – 12 December 2017, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta

“Goro-goro: Bhineka Keramik” is a rare exhibition by Indonesian famous funny man, actor and critic Butet Kartaredjasa. The exhibition will present 90 of Butet’s paintings on ceramics created in the last 3 years. His works serve as critiques over politics and socio-cultural issues, as well as critiques toward prominent figures in Indonesia and religious figures. Curator Wicaksono Adi believes that this work has helped Butet to be more reflective and contemplative and therefore able to view life with more relaxed view. Butet Kartaredjasa’s works are exhibited at Galeri Nasional Indonesia from now to 12 December 2017. For more information, click here.


Geographies – Contemporary Mexican Art, Now – 11 December 2017, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta

The Mexican Embassy, together with Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, organised “Geographies”, an exhibition on Contemporary Mexican Art. “Geographies” presents work from 4 Mexican artists: Betsabeé Romero (installation), María José de la Macorra (installation), Enrique Rosas (digital art), and Alfredo de Stefano (photography). These artists aim to share various Mexican art expressions that referes to various landscapes in Mexico. This exhibition also continues the ongoing dialogue between Mexico and Indonesia to build understanding between the 2 countries. Visit the exhibition at Galeri Nasional Indonesia between now and the 11th of December. For more information on the exhibition, click here.



Film Screening & Discussion: The Good Life, 7 December 2017, 10 AM, Kineforum, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta

Kineforum, together with Sekolah Kembang, presents a screening and discussion session of The Good Life, a film by Eva Mulvad about a mother and daughter that discovered how things that really matter in life go beyond wealth and luxury. This film highlights what would happen if we are too attached to our wealth. Discussion session after this film will be led by Anna Surti Ariani (psychologist) and Marvin Suwarso (founder and director of Sekolah Kembang, who is also an Action Coach). For more information on the screening and discussion, click here.




Cata Odata x Circle Art Residency Exhibition, 8 – 9 December 2017, Cata Odata, Bali

In the last month, 7 London-based artists have been in residency under the Circle Art Residency with Cata Odata, a Bali-based art studio. In this residency, the artists have gone through and participated in a series of talks, open discussions, curatorial workshops, spatial and conceptual exploration workshops and artist studio visits. The Circle Art Residency culminates with an exhibition on 8 and 9 December 2017 in Cata Odata. Come and see what they have created based on their experiences in the last month! Fore more information on the exhibition, visit cataodata.com or follow the Circle Art Residency instagram at @circleartresidency.


Artist Talk & Open Discussion Vol. 3 ft. Ketemu Aja, 5 December 2017, 6 PM, Ketemu Project, Bali

Ketemu Project is hosting an Artist Talk and discussion between local and international artists as part of the Circle Art Residency. The Artist Talk features DP Arsa, Gentur Suria, Susana Sanronman, Vanja Karas, and Ketemu Project. Ketemu Project is an art collective and social enterprise based in Bali that is dedicated to create dynamic art experiences for positive social changes. For more information on the artist talk and on Ketemu Project, follow their Instagram account here.


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