Meta’s Top Picks in Bali, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Jakarta from 9 – 22 January
Way Up Project, 8 January – 11 February 2017, Cata Odata, Bali
Cata Odata’s Street Art Collaboration continues with an exhibition featuring 20 street artists’ works. The term “Way Up” is used in the project to refer to several things: a feeling of high sensation, Cata Odata’s geographical focus of Ubud in Bali (a place of higher altitude), as well as Lukas Kasper’s personal philosophy of always going forward despite challenges. Way Up Project is curated by Cata Odata and ALLCAPS and features photos of the street arts in walls around Ubud as well as original canvas paintings by 20 artists including Lukas Kasper, Nedsone, Kmis3, Lezart, and many others. For more information, visit way-up.cataodata.com, as well as Cata Odata’s instagram at @cataodata.
S-Express 2016: Myanmar, 14 January 2017, Minihall Irama Indah, Bali
S-Express is an annual exchange of short film in Southeast Asia. S-Express was created in 2003 by Yuni Hadi (Singapore), Amir Muhamad (Malaysia), and Chalida Uabumrungjit (Thailand). Recently, in 2016, Myanmar and Vietnam film programmers joined the network and this coming January, S-Express presents its Myanmar short film series. Screening will be on 14 January 2017 presenting 4 short films. Click here for more information.
Jayanta’s Print, 15 – 27 January 2017, Bentara Budaya Bali
Indonesia Triennale Art Graphic Competition Exhibition opening, 14 January, 6:30 PM, Bentara Budaya Bali
Jayanta’s Print is an exhibition for the top 3 winners of the fifth Indonesia Triennale, including Jayanta Naskar. The exhibition presents 65 graphic works created using various techniques. The exhibition’s opening will be on 14 January at 6:30 PM. The exhibition runs till 27 January. For more information, click here.
Graphic Art Workshop, 15 January, 3 PM, Bentara Budaya Bali
Part of the Jayanta’s Print exhibition, Bentara Budaya organizes a Graphic Art Workshop with one of Indonesia’s well-known artists and also one member of the Triennale judges, Tisna Sanjaya. For more information of the Graphic Art workshop, click here or contact Idayati at +62-8964-3463-130.
Pameran Buku Fotografi 2016, 14 – 27 January 2017, Goethe Institut, Bandung
Goethe Institut in collaboration with Japan Foundation and PannaFoto Institute presents this photobook exhibition to showcase the best and the most inspiring photobooks from Germany, Indonesia, and Japan, including 22 works from the annual Deutsches Fotobuchpreis (German Photobook Award). In this digital era, although seemingly contradictory, there is an increase in using printed photobook as a ‘visual narrative.’ For more information, click here.
Earth Sea Sky, 14 January 2017, 7 PM, Dago Tea House, Bandung.
Bandung Philharmonic 2017 Season continues with a night of music. Connect with the waves of the sea through Mendlssohn’s symphony, experience the heaven’s paradise through the melody of Frederick Delius, and ground yourself on Earth through the world premier of Budhi Ngurah’s work, titled Borobudur. Earth Sea Sky is performed at Teater Tertutup Dago Tea House on 14 January at 7 PM. Tickets available at yellowdoor.co.id. For more information, visit bandungphilharmonic.web.id.
Portraiture Seniman Kontemporer Yogyakarta Usia 40+, 11-17 January 2017, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta
They say life begins at 40 and it was at this age that people begin to settle into a more contemplative life. Adhi Kusumo’s latest photography exhibition features portraits of Jogja’s contemporary artists aged 40 and above. Playing on the idea above, he feels that art begins at 40, and that artists above 40 had gone through the more tumultuous parts of their artistic career and therefore more settled in their ideas, thoughts, and creation process. This environmental portraiture series takes photos of these artists with the environment they create work and the art works. Adhi Kusumo hopes that audience will get to see the faces behind Jogja’s contemporary art through this exhibition. Exhibition opening will be on 10 January at 7 PM at Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta and will be presented along with a performance by Sri Krishna. Fore more information, click here.
Alice’s In Wonderland, 12 January 2017, 7:30 PM, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta
A collaboration of music and performance art by Gema Swaratyagita and Atieq SS Listyowati, Alice’s in Wonderland takes the classic story of Alice and putting it in the context of the many female roles in our current world. This performance is both creators’ responses in seeing women through different perspectives, from the chosen ones to the ones casted away. Alice’s in Wonderland is performed at Bentara Budaya Jakarta on 12 January at 7:30 PM. For more information, click here.
Festival Film Pendek Indonesia, 20 January 2017, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta
The 2016 Indonesia’s Short Film Festival brought up the theme of humanism in cinema to respond to issues within the society. The festival, running on its 3rd year, is created to encourage young film-makers (highschool and college students) to create quality films with the context of their own living areas. The festival has begun since May 2016 and included workshops in 10 different cities in Indonesia to share film-making knowledge with students who are interested in learning more. Fore more information on the screening of the 10 chosen finalists, please click here.
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