Weekly Picks: Indonesia (16 – 22 April 2018)

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta, Bandung, and Solo from 16 – 22 April 2018

Indonesia celebrates Hari Kartini on the 21st of April, a day to remember the work of Raden Ajeng Kartini in fighting for female’s rights to education. It is also a day to celebrate and continue the work towards more equal rights for women in Indonesia. Many art organizations and artists take this opportunity to create work and continue discussions around the theme of women’s rights. One of them is the exhibition “Bercermin di Mata Perempuan” (“Seeing Your Reflection in the Eyes of Women”).

“Bercermin di Mata Perempuan” presents the works of 5 female artists: Dyan Anggraini, Ria Andaryanti, Aishah Abdul Latif, Trinawangwulan, and Hartina Ajir. Each work is the artist’s creative response of different situations that each of them experience as a female, especially situations that limit one’s creative movements. The exhibition’s opening will be held on 20 April 2018 at 7:30 PM at Bentara Budaya Jakarta and the exhibition will run until 28 April 2018. For more information, click here.

In celebration of Hari Kartini, Institut Francaise Indonesia is also holding a talk related to women’s roles in today’s society titled “Kewirausahaan & Lingkungan Perempuan” (“Entrepreneurship & Women’s Environment”). This talk features two women who use art to raise awareness on various issues and aim to make a change. Irene Agrivine is the founder of House of Natural Fiber, a Media Art laboratory that works towards the development of art, science, and technology for the society. Isabelle Antunès is the founder of Fabrique du Géographe that produces documentary films that support various initiatives to improve people’s quality of living. Both women will share how they combine creativity and innovation in what they do, as they promote gender equality and respect. The talk will take place on 21 April 2018 at 4:30 at IFI Thamrin in Jakarta. This event is free. For more information on this event, click here.

In addition to the events that celebrate Hari Kartini, there is other variety of art events that might interest you. If you’re in Solo this Friday, come and support the high school students from SMA Santo Yosef in their Keroncong performance. Keroncong is normally associated with the older generations because it’s rare to get the young people’s interest in the music these days. However, this highschool group Lombok Jemprit aims to spread the love of Keroncong music to the younger generation. Come and support them at Balai Soedjatmiko Solo this Friday, 20 April 2018 at 7:30 PM. For more information on this performance, click here.

In Jakarta, on Saturday night, come to Komunitas Salihara to watch the screening of the film Tigers. Created by Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic, Tigers is a film that tells the story of Syed Aamir Raza Hussein, an ex-marketer for Nestle’s milk formulas for babies. Syed uncovered unethical practices of the company that caused malnutrition in babies. This film screening is a collaboration of Komunitas Salihara and Asosiasi Ibu Menyusui Indonesia (AIMI) (Nursing Mothers Association of Indonesia). AIMI aims to increase awareness and knowledge on breastfeeding and also to increase the percentage of breastfeeding mothers in Indonesia. To watch the screening, please provide a donation of IDR 50,000. For more information on the film and the screening, click here.

In Bandung, treat yourself to beautiful classical orchestra in the Rosin, Hammers, & Oxygen concert presented by Bandung Philharmonic. “Rosin” refers to the lyrical sounds of the violin, “Hammers” refers to the powerful sounds of the Piano, and “Oxygen” refers to the tone of the Horn. This concert features Arya Pugala Kitti on Violin, Bob Stoel on Horn, Yuty Lauda on Piano, and also a performance by Bandung Philharmonic. The performance will take place on Sunday 22 April 2018 at Auditorium IFI Bandung. Ticket is at IDR 75,000 each. For more information on the performance and to purchase tickets, click here.

Those are our picks for this week! Have a great week ahead!



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