7 – 13 August 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta, Bandung, and Bali from 7 – 13 Aug 2017




ART STAGE Jakarta, 11 – 13 August 2017, Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel, Jakarta

ART STAGE Jakarta returns for its second year this coming weekend. Like its sister fair ART STAGE Singapore, the Jakarta fair offers visitors a comprehensive and current overview of Southeast Asia’s vibrant contemporary art scene. ART STAGE Jakarta gathers artists, collectors, and galleries to create a stronger Southeast Asian art market amidst the more developed global art markets. For more information on ART STAGE Jakarta, click here. There are also many other exhibitions, talks, and performances that are happening in conjunction with ART STAGE Jakarta. For a complete list of all participating events, click here.


French Contemporary Art

French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art At The Heart of Cultural Policy and Artistic Creation, 13 August 2017, 2 PM, ART STAGE Jakarta

Institut Francais Indonesia, together with ART STAGE Jakarta presents a contemporary art seminar by Anne – Claire Duprat. Duprat will discuss the relationship between FRAC (French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art) and the public and cultural policy in France. FRAC has been around since 1982 and can be found in every province in France. FRAC, a public organization that specializes in contemporary art, has independently gathered a public collections that is now comprises of 26,000 art works from French and international artists. FRAC aims to create collaborations on the regional, national, and international level to share these artworks to the bigger public. For more information on the talk, click here.



Warisan, 10 – 20 August 2017, Gedung Kesenian Jakarta

Teater Koma returns this week with Warisan, a play on the disparity of different social classes and our responsibilities. Warisan is a story of a retirement home that used to house older people from various social classes. The dynamic and relationships within the home eventually changed with the coming of a group of rich seniors. This led to the question of whether there’s any place for those who can’t afford the facilities of a retirement home. Warisan is performed at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta at 7:30 PM on Monday – Saturday and at 1:30 PM on Sunday and holidays. For more information on Warisan, visit Teater Koma’s website at teaterkoma.org.


Dutch Comic

Dutch Comic & Animation – The Next Generation, 7 – 31 August 2017, Erasmus Huis, Jakarta.

Opening exhibition: Monday, 7 August 2017, 7:30 PM.

Erasmus Huis invites all graphic novels and animation lovers to attend the opening of the Dutch Comic & Animation exhibition on Monday, 7 August 2017. The exhibition presents the works of Aimee de Jongh & Peter van Dongen – the next generation of Dutch comic artists. For more information on the exhibition, visit Erasmus Huis’ Facebook page here.



Indonesia Tidak Hadir di Bumi Manusia, 12 August 2017, 1 – 5 PM, Dewan Kesenian Jakarta

Indonesia Tidak Hadir di Bumi Manusia (Indonesia doesn’t exist in Human’s World), is a book by Max Lane, the English translator of Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s Buru Tetralogy. In Indonesia Tidak Hadir di Bumi Manusia, Max Lane shares his analysis and discussions of Pramoedya’s works. In this book launch there will be a discussion on literature and politics on Pramoedya, the beginnings of Indonesia and perspectives of the future. For more information on the book launch, click here.





Peter and the Wolf, 13 August 2017, Auditorium IFI Bandung

Parents, take your little ones to this fun concert and get your children to experience high quality music in a fun way! Bandung Philharmonic presents Peter and the Wolf for children of all ages. Through this concert, Bandung Philharmonic hopes to share the love of classical music and help your children to find their passions! If your children play any classical instruments, bring them along so they can play together! Tickets for 1 adult and 1 kid is at IDR 125K. To purchase tickets and see the difference ticket packages, as well as to get more information on the concert, click here.




Singapadu – The Power Behind the Mask, 6 – 13 August 2017, Bentara Budaya Bali

Singapadu is a retrospective exhibition of various masks created by 70 craftsmen and artisans from the Singapadu village in Gianyar, Bali. The exhibition will not only showcase Barong masks and masks used in Balinese dance, it will also showcase modern masks created by young artisans from Singapadu. Don’t miss a special film screening and discussion on 12 August 2017 at 6:30 PM. For more information on the Singapadu exhibition, visit Bentara Budaya Bali’s instagram page here.


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