Weekly Picks: Indonesia (18 – 24 June 2018)

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta, Ngawi and Bali from 18-24 June 2018

In the small town of Ngawi that is located on the border of Central and West Java, there will be a film screening and discussion of 5 Villages. Organised by Goethe-Institut Indonesia, 5 Villages showcases the documentary films created from the research of 5 Indonesian directors who went to 5 Germany villages. 5 Villages is screened on 19 June 2018 at 7:30 PM. Screening is free and no reservation is required. For more information on the screening, click here.

If you enjoy music, head to Institut Francais Indonesia’s Fête de la musique. This small day of music parallels the music celebration on the same day on the streets of Paris. In addition to music, there will also be games and karaoke. Fête de la musique is a free event and is open to public from 3 – 7 PM on 21 June at Institut Francais Indonesia’s Wijaya location in Jakarta. For more information on the event, click here.

On Thursday night the 21st, you might also be interested in the opening of 57 x 76, A collaboration between Hanafi and Goenawan Mohamad. Without words, Hanafi sent an artwork to Goenawan and Goenawan responded to it by adding a line or a shape and other creations as expressions of his response. The exchange continued without any discussion of themes or ideas. As one creator “destroyed” the work of the other, dialogues started to form in the art works. Opening of 57 x 76 will take place on Thursday, 21 June 2018 at 7:30 PM at Galeri Nasional Indonesia in Jakarta. For more information on the exhibition, click here.

Keeping the theme of balik kampung alive, D’Jahitz Kroncong will perform innovative keroncong songs about the Raya season on Friday. Themes presented will include the journey home, togetherness, and the longing of home. In addition to classic keroncong songs, D’Jahitz will also perform songs in Balinese, as well as their own compositions. Just as other young keroncong groups, through these songs, they hope to interest the younger generations to this old-time favorite music genre. Seiring Dendang Pulang will be performed on Friday, 22 June 2018 at 7 PM at Bentara Budaya Bali. For more information, click here.

Also in Bali, Bold Bodies – an art exhibition by Chloe Quinn is opening on 23rd June 2018. Chloe is a scenic designer from England who is now living in Bali. Her life in Bali has given her a new freedom in the way she paints. Bold Bodies is a reflection of this new energy. The exhibition will take place at Honai Resort in Ubud Bali and opening starts at 6 PM. For more information on the exhibition, follow Honai Resort’s Instagram account here.



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