4 – 10 September 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta and Yogyakarta from 4 – 10 Sep 2017




+51 Aviación San Borja, 6 – 7 September 2017, 8 PM, Teater Salihara, Jakarta

The title of this performance by Okazaki Art Theatre is lifted from Peru’s international calling code and director Yudai Kamisato’s grandma’s address in Lima. +51 Aviación San Borja is a story of Kamisato’s life as a Japanese migrant living in Latin America. Shifting between reportage and fiction, Kamisato takes you to lives between Tokyo and Okinawa in Japan to his grandmother’s Japanese-Peruvian community in Lima. +51 Aviación San Borja has been presented in Sydney Festival in Australia, Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Belgia and Festival d’Automne à Paris in France. Ticket is at IDR 75,000. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


World Press Photo Exhibition, Opening: 6 September 2017, 7:30 PM, Erasmus Huis, Jakarta

You are cordially invited to the World Press Photo Exhibition Opening, organized by Erasmus Huis Jakarta and the World Press Photo. The World Press Photo aims to develop and promote the work of visual journalists and visual storytellers. Through this exhibition, you’ll witness the best visual journalism gathered in the past year. The exhibition will run from 7 September to 28 September. For more information on the World Press Photo Exhibition, visit Erasmus Huis’ Facebook event page here.


Indonesia International Book Fair, 6 – 10 September 2017, Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta

“It’s not just a Book Fair. It’s a Book Affair!” The 37th Indonesia Book Fair has expanded from being a simple book fair to a fair for the creative industries and therefore, making it an affair. The Book Fair invites all publishers, authors, literary enthusiasts and lovers, literary activists, art and culture practitioners, and people in the education industry, as well as other creative industries to come and connect at the Book Fair. For more information of the book fair, visit http://indonesia-bookfair.com!


Rekatradisi, 9 September 2017, Film Screening at 2:30 and 7:30 PM, Discussion at 5 PM, Kineforum, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta

Through the film Nokas, Kineforum invites us to take a closer look at traditions. There are various ritual and traditions that are kept in various cultural groups in Indonesia. Often times, the tradition might not make sense any longer. Why are traditions kept? What are the values of these traditions? How timeless are these values that the traditions have to be kept? Join the Nokas film screening on the 9th of September at 2:30 PM or 7:30 PM. And also join the discussion at 5 PM to listen and share what your thoughts are about traditions. To learn more about the Rekatradisi program, click here.



Puppet Making For Beginners by Ria Papermoon, 8 September 2017, Plaza Ambarukmo, Yogyakarta

Ria, co-founder of Indonesia’s beloved Papermoon Puppet Theatre, will be giving a puppet-making workshop as part of the Land of Leisure Market. The Land of Leisure Market is a gathering of local creative industry players that will take place from 8 – 10 September 2017 at Plaza Ambarukmo Yogyakarta. For more information on the Land of Leisure market, click here. To learn more of the workshop, contact Papermoon Puppet Theatre through their instagram, here.


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