5 – 11 February 2018: Indonesia

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali from 5 – 11 February 2018



Setelah Residensi Trimatra, 11 February – 11 March 2018, Galeri Salihara.

Opening: 10 February 2018, 7 PM.

This exhibition presents the works of 3 young contemporary artists who won Salihara Trimatra competition in 2016. The 3 of them went on to a 2-month residency in 2017, where they continued with their researches on mediums and developed their ideas further. Suryo Herlambang looked at society’s journeys that form new cultures. Reza Zefannya Mulia looked at people’s behaviors at exhibitions. And Ajeng Martia Saputri used embroidery of poetry to develop confidence. The opening reception of the exhibition will be held on 10 February 2018 at 7 PM at Galeri Salihara. For more information on the exhibition, click here.


The Orient and Beyond, Now – 14 February 2018, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta

When we think of western painters that painted Balinese culture, we think of iconic names like Le Mayeur Blanco, Rudolf Bonnet, and Walter Spies, who had their glory days in the 30s and 50s. The Orient and Beyond is an exhibition by Genevieve Couteau that gives an alternative to these names. Genevieve, mother of writer Jean Couteau, came to Bali in the 60s and started expressing the local life through her paintings. Her paintings are filled with softer and empathetic gaze of the Balinese life, and have a more universal and feminine approach as compared to the maestros of the 30s and 50s. The Orient and Beyond is exhibited at Galeri Nasional Indonesia until 14 February 2018. For more information on the exhibition, click here.



Life of Muslims in Germany, 8 February 2018, 7 PM, Wisma Jerman, Surabaya

A cultural exchange is always filled with various learning experiences that help us understand other people better. Goethe-Institut organized a study program titled “Life of Muslims in Germany” in November 2017, where 14 Indonesians from various parts of the country took part in a 2-week educational journey in Germany. In their journeys, the Indonesians met with German Muslims to learn about Islamic discourses in Germany. They also visited various Islamic museums and institutions to have discussions and further exchanges on life of muslims in the country. Don’t miss this sharing at Wisma Jerman Surabaya where you’ll hear experiences and findings from the journey. The sharing session is free and no registration is required. For more information, click here.



2018 Titian Prize Exhibition, Now – 25 February 2018, Titian Art Space, Ubud.

Yayasan Titian Bali was founded in 2016 as an effort to reframe the potential of Balinese visual arts within the creative economy. The foundation identifies local Balinese talents and assists them to support their true potentials on the larger stage. To celebrate its 2nd anniversary, Titian Art Foundation is exhibiting the works of 9 finalists of the Titian Prize. Come to the exhibition and support these Balinese artists! The exhibition runs until 25 February 2018 at the Titian Art Space in Ubud. To learn more about it, visit Titian Art Space instagram account here.


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