8 – 14 January 2018: Indonesia

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Bali from 8-14 January 2018



Kawah Candradimuka, 11-24 January 2018, Kineforum, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta

In the Mahabharata epic, Gatotkaca had to go through a crater called Kawah Candradimuka before he was reborn as a hero with super strength. It is said that Gatotkaca had to go through challenges and tests within the extremely hot crater. Kawah Candradimuka becomes a symbol of the coming-of-age ritual, similar to the stone jump of the Nias island or bungee jumping in Vanuatu. In the modern society, the coming-of-age ritual is varied and might not appear as a ritual at all. With this program, Kineforum shares films with various coming-of-age processes to invite audiences to reflect and remember their own journeys. For complete list of films and showtimes, click here.


Tanda Mata, 9 January – 9 March 2018, Galeri SISI, Bentara Budaya Jakarta

Bentara Budaya started 35 years ago as an effort to fill the gap in the availability of a space to support artists in Yogyakarta. Since its beginnings, Bentara Budaya has grown to have spaces in 4 cities in Indonesia and has supported various exhibitions and performances. In the past 35 years, Bentara Budaya has received an abundance of 438 works from various artists as their way of saying thank you for being supported. “Tanda Mata” is an exhibition of some of these artworks received. It was first exhibited in Yogyakarta. This edition of “Tanda Mata” brings a new set of display from the collection to Jakarta. The exhibition runs from 9 January to 9 March at Galeri SISI in Bentara Budaya. To learn more about the exhibition, click here.



Emang Jadi PIlihan, Now – 22 January 2018, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung

“Emang Jadi Pilihan” is a group exhibition of post-graduate visual arts students of Institut Teknologi Bandung. 13 students present their works on current socio-political, culture, and economic issues. Come and check out the works of these up and coming artists! The exhibition at Lawangwangi opens everyday except for public holidays from 9 am to 8 pm. For more information, visit their Instagram Account here.



Jogjatopia, 10 january 2018, 7 PM, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta

“Jogjatopia” is a documentary photo exhibition that is a part of the Jogja Street Sculpture Project 2017. This exhibition will give another perspective to the process of making public sculptures. Photographers Layung Buwono, Arief Sukardono, Wisnu Ajisatria, and Hanindyo Pratomo are involved in the scluptors’ process in the last 2 years from design to execution. The photo documentaions will serve as different narratives to the sculpture creations and how the public builds their appreciations towards these public sculptures. For more information on this exhibition, click here.



Minikino Film Therapy, 13 January 2018, 8 PM Rumah Film Sang Karsa, Buleleng, Bali

Minikino Monthly Screening & Discussion invites you to Minikino Film Therapy. This screening presents five short films that can serve as a type of therapy for the audience. Each film presents characters with various mental states. By watching these characters, the audiences are asked to reflect on their surroundings and their own lives. Join the screening on the 13th of January at Rumah Film Sang Karsa. This screening is suitable for 17 year-olds and older. For more information on the films, click here. You can also follow Minikino on its Instagram account.


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