5 – 11 Dec 2016: Indonesia

Meta’s Top Picks in Yogyakarta, Solo, Jakarta, Bandung, and Bali from 5 – 11 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!




Bedog Art Festival 2016, 11-12 Dec 2016, Yogyakarta

Bedog Arts Festival is an international site-specific performing arts festival in Bedog riverside environment in Yogyakarta Indonesia. The festival returns this year to Banjarmili Studio at the Bedog riverside bringing performances from local and international groups and artists. For more information contact +62 813 9264 8096.



Solo Literary Tour, 10-12 Dec 2016, Solo

A special tour for literary lovers! Komunitas Salihara and Balai Soedjatmoko Solo are organising this rare opportunity to tour the city of Solo and learn about the city’s role in Solo and Indonesia literary development. Solo is the birthplace of many of Indonesia’s literary figures such as Amir Hamzah and Kho Ping Hoo and some sites like Candi Ceto is known for its unique relief that tells ancient story. Plus, a tour to Solo will always include good food. Fee: IDR 2,500,000 – 3,250,000. For more information, click here.



Le Pere Noel, 6 Dec 2016, Jakarta

Ushering the holiday season, Institut Francais Indonesia screens Le Pere Noel, a story of the unlikely journey of a boy and a thief as they find their dreams under the sky of Paris. This comedy will delight you and your family. Le Pere Noel will be screened with English subtitles. For more information, click here.


Lukisan Bali, Now – 18 Dec 2016, Jakarta

One of Bentara Budaya Jakarta’s earliest collections is a collection of Balinese paintings. The art center had a project in the 1970s of finding the highest quality of Balinese paintings by exploring the villages where the artists live. This search went on for years due to the long time it takes to finish a Balinese painting. The art center also had to compete with the prices of the galleries who wanted them for souvenir purposes. The Lukisan Bali exhibition showcases paintings from some of Balinese famous painters such as Ida Bagus Poleng, I Wayan Djujul and Ketut Mandera. In addition to learning more about these artists, this exhibition will also give visitors a glimpse of life in Bali in the 1970s. For more information, visit here.




NuART Dance Lab – Randai, 9-10 December 2016, Bandung

Bandung dance lovers, if you’re ever interested in the Randai dance, here’s your chance to learn it! A dance from the Minangkabau region, Randai is a traditional movement games that combines music, dance, drama and silat. In addition to being entertaining, the dance itself is often used to tell a story. This Randai workshop is presented by Sasikirana Dance Group together with NuArt Sculpture park. For more information, SMS/ Whatsapp Ratna at +62 838 2287 9696.


Carangan, Now – 1 February 2017, Bandung

Curated by Jim Supangkat, Carangan is an exhibition of Nasirun’s responses of Nyoman Nuarta’s famous works. Through the works, Carangan opens a dialogue between Nasirun and Nuarta through the creations of Nasirun’s artworks. Part of the exhibition is a special 2-day workshop where participants will go through an art-making workshop, be involved in discussions, and have studio visits of the exhibitions. The workshop will take place on 14-16 December 2016 at NuArt Sculpture Park. For more information, click here.




Kembali ke Jati Diri, 10-11 Dec 2016, Bali

Bentara Budaya Bali presents its end of year film nights. This year’s theme is “Kembali ke Jati Diri”, which presents films that explores the journey back to self – the road to self-discovery. This year’s line up includes French film “Au Revoir Les Enfants”, Italian film “8 1/2”, and Indonesian film “Guru Bangsa: Tjokroaminoto” by the well-known Garin Nugroho. For more information, 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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