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Weekly Picks: Indonesia (10 – 16 December 2018)

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Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Yogyakarta, and Jakarta from 10 – 16 December 2018

Art and Architecture seem to be interlinked quite naturally. More artists produce works of architecture and more architects produce works of art. This Wednesday, Workshop Bali is holding a design talk on Art & Arhchitecture with Tony Raka and Cheong Yew Kuan. Be part of the discussion and see where do Art & Architecture meet and separate? This design talk is free for all members of the public. Please bring cash for drinks. For more information on the talk, click here.

On Monday to Wednesday, you can catch the last 3 days of Festival Film Dokumenter (Documentary Film Festival) in Yogyakarta. Started in 2002, the festival has become a place of connection for filmmakers and the audience. The festival always focuses on a social issue and aims to improve the quality and quantity of Indonesia documentary films. This year’s festival presents 94 documentary films from 27 countries that are screened at various venues in Yogyakarta. Come and watch the films and be part of the Q&A sessions at the end of the screenings. There will also be exhibitions and discussions as part of the festival. For more information of the festival, as well as to get the schedule, go to fff.or.id or follow its Instagram account here.

If you’re in Jakarta this week, come to Museum Macan to catch the Seven Stories exhibition by Lee Mingwei. Seven Stories presents 7 different projects by the artists. Each project relies on audience participation. Through these projects, Lee Mingwei wants to bring up concepts of community and exchanges. Mingwei also wants audiences to leave with a lot of questions, instead of answers. He wants audience members to continue their investigations into their own lives and the things they thought already knew. To learn more about Seven Stories at Museum Macan, click here.

Ballet lovers, you might be interested in catching L’Opera at Institut Francaise Indonesia (IFI) – Thamrin center on Tuesday night. L’Opera is a documentary on The Paris Opera Ballet under Stéphane Lissner’s direction in one season. L’Opera will also be screened in Yogyakarta as a part of Festival Film Dokumenter on the same night. In Jakarta, the screening will start at 7 PM. Ticket is at IDR 20,000. For more information on the screening, click here.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if we had an alternative history. Dia.Lo.Gue artspace returns this year with its 7th edition of EXI(S)T. This year, the exhibition is titled “From Another Time”, in which 8 jakarta-based artists present their explorations of alternative history. EXI(S)T is created to provide a space for new artists that encourage them to exit the journeys they’ve gone through, in order to exist in the current discussions and issues, as well as in Indonesia visual art map. EXI(S)T#7: “From Another Time” runs from now until 13th of January 2018 at Dia.Lo.Gue artspace in Jakarta. for more information on the exhibition, click here.

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