Weekly Picks: Indonesia (17 – 23 September 2018)

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Solo and Jakarta from 17-23 September 2018

The artists of Tampaksiring in Bali, part of the Amarawati Art Community, traced the history of arts in Tampaksiring to Ida Bagus Grebuak, a painter and sculptor who lived in the 20s. Ida Bagus Grebuak’s works are now stored in the Volkenkunde Museum in the Netherlands. In an effort to learn their history but limited by the lack of written history, the painters of Amarawati Art Community managed to trace his lineage and learned the life of Ida Bagus Grebuak through his descendants. They also learned that there are still sculptures of Ida Bagus in the Tampaksiring area. These artists then used the ideas and information received to create paintings, drawings, photography works that are exhibited in Finding Ida Bagus Grebuak. This exhibition runs at Danes Art Veranda in Denpasar until the 21st September 2018. For more information, visit the Amarawati Art Community Facebook page, here or go to its Instagram account here.

Kisi Kelir, a collective that screens alternative films, partners with Balai Soedjatmoko Solo to screen films by creators from the East of Indonesia with a theme of “Cerita dari Timur” (Stories from the East). Titled Sorot Kelir Bentara, the screening aims to provide a new discourse and initiative to view the east region of Indonesia as an intimate part of the country. The event starts at 7:30 and will screen five short films. The screening will be followed by a discussion session on these films. Visit Kisi Kelir’s Instagram account to learn the various short films that will be screened. For more information, you can also find information on its Bentara Budaya page here.

The 2nd 100% Manusia Film Festival (100% Human Film Festival) returns this year from the 14th to the 23rd of September. This film festival promotes awareness on various issues in human rights by creating platforms for discussions, sharing, and exchanges of creativities. Through this festival, the organiser hopes to melt labels, stereotypes, and prejudices in the world today. Check out the schedule of screenings and all other fringe events at various venues in the greater Jakarta area on its website at 100persenmanusia.com.

If you’re seeking to watch a stage performance this week, you might be interested in watching Kisah Penyihir Putih (The Tale of the White Witch) on Sunday, 23rd September 2018 at Galeri Indonesia Kaya in Jakarta. Kisah Penyihir Putih is a performance created by 3 Balinese creators that includes an original monologue written and performed by Saras Dewi to tell the tale, a Legong dance by Putri Minangsari to embody the white witch, and photo projections by photographer Gung Ama to set the story in the olden days of Bali. Dancers from Bengkel Tari AyuBulan will also support the performance with their classical Balinese dances. Kisah Penyihir Putih starts at 3 PM on Sunday at Galeri Indonesia Kaya. For more information, click here.


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