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Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

Weekly Picks: Indonesia (1 – 7 October 2018)

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Yogyakarta and Bandung from 1-7 October 2018

Have you ever wondered where does inspiration come from? Cata Odata curated Scattered Trails as an attempt to trace the origin of Inspiration by showcasing records of an artistic encounter between Gus Punia and Philippe Janssens, 2 visual artists who came from different cultural backgrounds and generations. Gus Punia is a Balinese artist in his 30s who was born in a Brahman family and serves as a Hindu Priest’s attendance from time to time. Philippe Janssens is an artist from Belgium in his 70s who was born by a Gypsy mother and now also makes ethnic string instruments in addition to working on his art. Despite their differences, they both have similar approaches to art-making. Can we retrace their works back to inspiration by looking at their artistic practices? Scatterred Trails is exhibited at Cata Odata in Penestanan Kelod, Ubud, Bali, from 1 – 27 October 2018. Exhibition opening takes place on the 1st of October at 7PM. For more information, click here.

Also in Bali, come and join the DesignWalk and ArtWalk around Sanur area this Sunday, 7 October 2018. Held by CushCush Gallery and part of the DenPasar‘s Art & Design program, the walk will take you to 3 places in Sanur that are rich in design and art. The walk will start at 11 am at The Tandjung Sari Hotel in Sanur, where you can witness the traditional crafts, antiques and timeless Balinese architecture that make up this boutique hotel. There will also be the ArtWalk at ArtOtel Sanur and another DesignWalk at Maya Sanur following the first morning walk. The DesignWalk and ArtWalk are free but limited to 20 participants. Reserve your spot with Nike at +62 896 6477 2657. For more information, follow CushCush Gallery on their Instagram account here.

Over in Yogyakarta, the district is celebrating the Jogja International Batik Biennale 2018. Batik is part of Indonesia’s natural heritage. The Biennale is currently curated to take into account batik’s history, its progress, and modern innovations that are affecting the evolution of Batik. The Biennale includes exhibitions at various locations including an exhibition of classical and traditional batik at the Yogyakarta Keraton (palace) and Sonobudoyo Museum, new batik and batik in fashion at Vredeburg Fort Museum and Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, batik in contemporary art at Jogja Gallery, and technologies of batik at Bank Indonesia museum. The Jogja International Batik Biennale runs from 2-6 October 2018. For more information, visit jogjabatikbiennale.com.

An initiative of the Goethe Institut in Southeast Asia, Nusasonic is a multi-year project that explores the variety of music cultures and experimental music in Southeast Asia, while opening and creating more dialogues between musicians in this region and other regions like Europe. The festival will have music laboratories, concerts, workshops and discussions. Nusasonic events are happening at various places in Yogyakarta from 2-13 October 2018. To learn more about the project and to see the schedule of activtities, click here. You can also get updates of the programme on its Instagram account, here.

Selasar Sunaryo Arts Space in Bandung celebrated its 20th anniversary in September 2018. As part of this celebration, the art space presents Sunaryo’s first solo exhibition in 20 years: Lawangkala. In addition to celebrating the art space’s anniversary, Lawangkala expresses Sunaryo’s push for new explorations. The exhibition features installations and various works that explore the theme of ephemerality and how human’s life is just another stop in the passage of time. Lawangkala is open from Tuesday to Sunday from now until December. Entrance fee is IDR 25,000. For more information click here or visit Selasar Sunaryo’s instagram page 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[at]artsequator.com.

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