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Weekly Picks: Indonesia (22 – 28 April 2019)

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Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Solo, Bandung, and Jakarta from 22-28 April 2019

One way to spread values in life is through the media of films. The film students of the Indonesian Art Institute in Surakarta are screening 3 of their final project films that were created with the intention to spread local values. The 3 films, Dendang Bantilang, Manunggal, and Mole share stories around different issues that are happening in our society but might miss our observations. The film screening will take place on 23 April 2019 at 7 PM at Balai Soedjatmoko in Solo and will be followed by a discussion. For more information on the film screening, click here.

The Europe on Screen festival is back! From the 18th to the 30th of April you can catch screening of 101 various feature and short films from the 27 European countries in Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang, Bandung, Medan, Denpasar, Yogyakarta and Surabaya. This year’s festival celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus and also pays tribute to Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci. The Europe on Screen festival is also created to build cooperation between the European and Indonesian creative industries. For more information on the festival, films, screening times, and other associated discussions and events click here or visit europeonscreen.org. All screenings and events are FREE!

MACAN Society’s favorite programme is back this Saturday. Susanne Erhards invites you to explore Museum Macan’s collection in the programme Collection Insights. Participants will be invited into the museum “conservation kitchen” before the “Matter and Place” presentation. Collection Insights will take place at 11 AM this Saturday, 27 April 2019 at Museum Macan and is FREE for MACAN Society members. The MACAN Society programme is a membership programme where members can meet friends and experience a world of modern and contemporary art. For more information on the Collection Insights, click here. To learn more about the MACAN Society Membership, click here.

Ruth Marini and Maryam Supraba present a theatre performance on the story of Laksamana Malahayati, a female fighter from Aceh, Indonesia. In the 16th century, Malahayati led an army of widows whose husbands died in the war. Calling themselves Inong Balee, these women warriors fought traitors from the Donya Darussalam kingdom and protected the Malacca Strait from attacks. Laksamana Malahayati will be performed at Galeri Indonesia Kaya on 28 April 2019 at 3 PM. For more information on the performance, click here. For more information on ticket reservation, click here.

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