Weekly Picks: Indonesia (21 – 27 May 2018)

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bali from 21 – 27 May 2018

If you feel like catching some films on Tuesday night, head to Goethehaus in Jakarta to catch Indentitas, a screening of 5 Indonesian short films. The five films screened are Along the One Way by Bani Nasution, On the Origin of Fear by Bayu Prihantoro Filemon, Identitas by Hendry Norman, The Silent Mob by Harvan Agustriansyah and Nunggu Teka by Mahesa Desaga. This screening is free and reservation is not required. Film screening starts at 7 PM on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 at Goethehaus. The film screening will be followed by a discussion. To learn more about the different films, click here.

If you had to miss the short film screenings on , you can catch other Indonesian films on the weekend in Kineforum’s jeda::setelahnya. This weekend program will feature 3 films and 1 short film compilation that will invite audience to contemplate and review the changes that Indonesia has gone through in the last 20 years since the reformation. For more information on the films and schedule, check Kineforum’s Instagram account here, or visit kineforum.org.

In Yogyakarta, catch the opening of Cemeti Institute Artists-in-Residency exhibition on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 7 PM. The exhibition features Ardi Gunawan, Bridget Reweti, and Coco Duivenvoorde. Ardi looks at the value of a land and the effect of gentrification on land. Bridget looks at the connection of her Maori roots and Jogja. Coco looks at the social context of the traditional Indonesian drink, Jamu. To learn more about the exhibition, visit cemeti.org.

In Bali, catch Mayhem Escapees, an exhibition by 2 East Java artists, Djunaidi Kenyut and Wawan Gondrong. In this exhibition, both artists use industrial waste as their materials. Djunaidi expresses his reflections of social issues through the materials, while Wawan carefully picked each material to create animal sculptures with correct anatomy. Mayhem Escapees is curated by Cata Odata and is exhibited at Studio Eksotika. For more information, go to Cata Odata’s Instagram account or Studio Eksotika’s Instagram account.



Calling all aspiring composers! The Jakarta Art Council’s call for music for Pekan Komponis Indonesia 2018 is open! If you’re a composer and have a composition that has not been presented, you can submit your work! The Indonesia Composer Program is created to give opportunity to aspiring composers as a space to connect with each other, create dialogue, and express their works on stage. For details of submission and how to submit, click here. Call ends on 1 June 2018.


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