Weekly Picks: Indonesia (14 – 20 May 2018)

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta and Bali from 14 – 20 May 2018

Komunitas Salihara is organizing a lecture on the 15th of May 2018 titled 20 Tahun Reformasi: Majukah Rasionalitas dan Budaya Ilmiah Kita? The talk looks at how after 2 decades of reformation, Indonesia is still dealing with basic primordial issues. The talk also discusses whether democration really exists and what is its impact on the development of knowledge and science. This talk is presented by Karlina Supelli and is Free. To register for the talk, click here.

If you’re a dance lover, on Saturday, 19 Mey 2018 come to Spasial, a dance performance by Indonesian Dance Theatre. Choreographer Josh Marcy created Spasial as a dialogue between space and the body that forms an integration of the two. Space becomes dynamic because of the presence of body in the space. The work also explores spaces that exist within a body. Ticket is at IDR 75,000. For more information on the performance and to buy tickets, click here.

If you are in Bali, this weekend, come and visit POTONG TEMPEL (Cut Paste), an exhibition on collage art presented by Cata Odata. POTONG TEMPEL exhibits artworks created by KOLASE KOLEKAN, a collage artist collective that started in the urban subculture punk scene and has grown into an art community. KOLASE KOLEKAN will also hold a collage workshop and talks on 19 May 2018 at 2 PM at Cata Odata where you can learn more about collage art. For more information on POTONG TEMPEL, go to Cata Odata’s Instagram page here.

Also in Bali, in conjunction with Seminyak Design Week 2018, CushCush Gallery is holding an exhibition titled NATURAL CURIOSITIES: A Tribute to Natural Wonders, Artisans and Designers. The exhibition looks at the exploration that CushCush has gone through in the last 16 years in working with different artisans and designers while discovering, experimenting, and creating with materials, textures, and techniques found in Bali and Indonesia. Exhibition runs from now to 9 June 2018. For more information on Natural Curiosities, visit CushCush Gallery’s Instagram page here.



Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Missy Magazine is calling for cultural practitioners, artists, and activists to go to Germany and share ideas on the feminist viewpoints in popular culture and discuss strategies to create spaces for female voices in the pop culture. Selected participants will go to Berlin between 15 and 25 August 2018 and meet other selected participants from Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany to go to different events and institutions and meet different individuals to discuss feminism and pop culture in Berlin. For more information on this exchange and information on how to apply, click here. Application closes on 31 May 2018.

We hope you have a wonderful week that is filled with lots of arts!


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