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Weekly Picks: Indonesia (14 – 20 January 2019)

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Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta and Yogyakarta from 14 – 20 January 2019

Komunitas Salihara invites you to join its discussion on Indonesian literature this Wednesday titled “Realisme dan Autobiografi: Kelemahan Sastra Kita?” (“Realism and Autobiography: Weakness in our Literary Output?”). These 2 styles of writing have become the favorite choices for Indonesian literary writers. Are these their strengths or their weaknesses? What do the curators at Salihara think? Come to the discussion on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 at Serambi Salihara. For more information, click here.

If you’re curious to know what an artist-in-residence experience in his/her residency, come to Komunitas Salihara on Thursday for “Cerita Residensi” (“Residency Stories”) with Suryo Herlambang from Indonesia, Sunyoung Park from South Korea, and Jongsuwat Angsuvarnsiri from Thailand. These artists will share their experiences of staying in a different country for a residency and the lessons and aesthetic they gained in the residency. They’ll also discuss the impact of the residency on their creative processes. For more information on this discussion, click here.

On Saturday, don’t miss a special performance of Guernica in Sand by Lee Mingwei at Museum Macan. Staring at Noon, Lee Mingwei will complete an unfinished part of this large scale sand painting that is inspired by Pablo Picasso’s Guernica. Visitors are invited to walk on the sand to be a part of the creation and destruction of the art piece, which will be swept at sunset by Lee Mingwei and 3 performers. The installation will be left in this condition until the end of the exhibition. This interactive installation performance will start at Noon on Saturday, 19 January 2019, and will go on until 6 PM. Also come to an afternoon tea session with the artist on Sunday, 20 January 2019 from 4-5 PM. For more information the performance, click here or follow Museum Macan on Instagram here.

If you’re in Yogyakarta, you might be interested in attending Gatra Puruhita #19 titled “Rupa di Balik Seni Rupa” (“Appearances behind Visual Arts”). Gatra Puruhita is a community created by the alumni of UNSTRAT (Palu) as a space to learn and inspire each other. In this edition, the community, together with Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, invited Heri Permad, Director of ArtJog and ArtBali, as well as Nasirun, one of Indonesia’s well-known visual artists, to discuss about Indonesia visual arts. Discussion will take place at Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta on 18 January 2019 at 7:10 PM. For more information on the discussion, click here.

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