indonesia art events jakarta bali february 2018

Weekly Picks: Indonesia (12 – 18 February 2018)

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta and Bali from 12 – 18 February 2018

We’re starting a little slow this beginning of the week but we have a few art events taking place at the end of the week that might pique your interest.

In the middle of the week, on the 15th of February, Cata Odata, an art house based in Ubud, in
collaboration with Artotel Sanur, is opening an exhibition titled The Enigma. This exhibition presents the works of 5 male artists and art works that showcase women based on the artists’ observations of women’s roles in society. The role of women is always a source of much discussions and debates. Perhaps these works can give new perspectives of how they are seen by these artists. The Enigma runs till April 15th. For more information, visit Cata Odata’s instagram account here.

Still in Bali, on Saturday the 17th, join Ketemu Project and Rumah Berdaya at Rumah Sanur to make your very own screen-print t-shirt! Ketemu Project is an art collective and social enterprise that constantly aims to use arts to make social changes. This time they are partnering with Rumah Berdaya, a Denpasar community-based creative space that helps to give empowerment and provide rehabilitation for people with schizophrenia. In this session, you’ll get to meet beneficiaries of Rumah Berdaya and get to know them, learn about schizophrenia, and better understand the stigma they face, while at the same time having fun and make your own screen-print t-shirt! Fee for this workshop is IDR 300,000 and it will support creative art sessions at Rumah Berdaya. For more information, visit Ketemu Project’s instagram account here.

From the workshop at Rumah Sanur, head to Taman Baca Kesiman on Saturday night to watch a series of short films at Dari Mana Datangnya Asmara – a phrase taken from an Ismail Marzuki song that can be translated to “Where does love come from?” Organized by Cinecoda, this program presents 5 short films that give other perspectives of love that are different from what we normally see on popular media. Some of the themes presented in these films are love between a differently-abled couple, relationship of an old couple, and a story of an awkward wedding procession. This screening is free and will start at 6:30 PM on 17th February 2018 at Taman Baca Kesiman. Stay back for a discussion session afterwards! For more information, click here.

 Continuing with the theme of romance and fairytales on this Valentine’s Week, Kineforum in Jakarta presents a series of screenings this weekend titled Pendar Petang. The 6 films selected for Pendar Petang aims to present possible answers on what happens after “Happy Ever After”. Do people really live happily ever after? Or have all the fairy tales we read as kids deceived us? Perhaps we can find some answers through the silver screen. For more information on the screenings, list of films, and schedule, click here.

And to complete the list of events, enjoy great music by some of Indonesia’s greatest guitarists to close your weekend. Jazz guitarist and composer Dewa Budjana will perform a collaboration with a quartet of traditional string instruments at Jazz Buzz Salihara 2018. His performance will be on Sunday, 18 February 2018 at 8 PM. For more information click here. On the same night, at 7 PM, another Indonesian jazz great, Tohpati, will play an acoustic concert at Titan Center. Malaysian songstress Sheila Majid and Indonesian pop singer Marcell will support this concert. For more information on tickets, click here.


Have a great week ahead and hopefully you’ll check out some of our picks!


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