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Weekly Picks: Indonesia (19 – 25 November 2018)

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Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Solo and Jakarta from 19 – 25 November 2018

We start our picks this week from Sanur, Bali. Rumah Sanur Creative Hub is holding the exhibition Anxious Visual, a solo exhibition by Zulkarnain Putra Ramadhan. As a former inmate, Zulkarnain uses various sketches, photographs and installations to tell stories about his anxieties. Anxious Visual is on at Rumah Sanur until 30 November 2018. For more information, visit Rumah Sanur’s Instagram account here.

Revive by Sakapat Group is another visual art exhibition that is happening this week at Tonyraka Art Gallery in Ubud, Bali. Sakapat is a group of four visual artists who have the same desire of rooting oneself through tradition and cultural background and taking that as a foundation in creating artworks within today’s context and reality. Revive is an exhibition that is inspired by a Balinese ceremony of Sasih Kapat where people celebrate the blooming of flowers, the time of great agriculture, and also the time where ideas and creativity bloom. At this time, great poets and artists take refuge to create their best works as expressions of gratitude to the universe. Revive is open until 15 December 2018. For more information on the exhibition, follow them on their Instagram account here.

In Solo, Central Java, the 5th edition of Sala Monolog is taking place this Saturday and Sunday. This annual monologue performance is created by the theatre practitioners and groups in Solo to share the existence and development of theatre in the city. The annual performance is also a space for Solo theatre practitioners to showcase their works. In this 5th edition, there will be 6 female actors from various theatre groups participating. Sala Monolog will be held at Balai Soedjatmoko Solo on the 24th and 25th of November 2018. For more information on the performance, click here.

If you’re a fan of dance films, come to the screening of three dance shorts on Thursday, 22 November 2018 held by Institut Francais Indonesia. The three dance shorts that will be screened are Sarah Winchester’s Opéra Fantôme, Philippe Decouflé’s Le p’tit bal, and Pierre Coulibeuf’s Pavilion Noir. Ticket to enter the screening is IDR 20,000 and box office is opened 10 minutes before screenings. The screening will start at 7 PM. For more information on the dance short screenings, click here.

On the same night, there will also be a violin concert by Iskandar Widjaja. Iskandar started playing the violin at the age of 4. At the age of 11 he was accepted as a special student at the College of Music, Berlin. Iskandar has also received the “Best Bach” and “Best Beethoven Sonata” awards at the 21st Concorso Violinistico Internazionale Andrea Postacchini. At the concert on Thursday, 22 November 2018, Iskandar will be playing a selection of repertoire including Bach’s Partita E Major, BWV 1006 and a Suita composed by Christian Sinding. The performance is free for all members of public and will start at 7:30 PM at Bentara Budaya Jakarta. For more information on the performance, click here.

 

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