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Weekly Picks: Indonesia (28 July – 5 August 2018)

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Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Batu, Yogyakarta, Bandung and Jakarta from 30 July – 5 August 2018.

If you’re a music lover, you might be interested in the Folk Music Festival in Batu, Jawa Timur. Claiming as the alternative cultural festival, the Folk Music Festival presents music, art, and literature at historical locations in Indonesia. Don’t miss the discussion on literature from the eastern part of Indonesia, as well as folk music from the eastern part of Indonesia. There will also be a short interactive and intimate performance by Papermoon Puppet Theatre called Penjahit Cerita, as well as a workshop on manipulating object and paper puppet making by the company. The Folk Music Festival will take place at Kusuma Agrowisata, Batu, Jawa Timur from 3-5 August 2018. For programmes, line-up, and schedule, go to folkmusicfestival.id or visit their Instagram account here.

In Yogyakarta, there’s Festival Kesenian Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta Art Festival) happening from now till 9 August 2018. In this 30th edition of the festival, the organiser would like the audience to also be a factor in developing art. The festival provides a space for the audience to understand, interpret, and experience art so their reactions can help develop art in the future. The festival takes place at Planet Pyramid at Bangunharjo, Yogyakarta. There will be art exhibitions and performances, literature discussions, various workshops, art fairs, and many more. For more information on the festival and for the schedule, click here.

In Bandung, come and catch Colors and Paper, an exhibition by Mademoisele Maurice at NuArt Sculpture Park. Mademoisele Maurice is a French artist who resided in Japan for a year. During her residency, she was inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki, a japanese girl victim of the Hiroshima tragedy who attempted to fold 1000 origami cranes to fulfill her wish. From this inspiration, Mademoisele Maurice uses paper and thread to create complex colorful creations against monotonous background of a city. Through her creations, she questions human behaviors and their interactions with their environments. Colors and Paper is exhibited from 31 July to 31 August 2018. For more information, click here.

In Jakarta, Dia.Lo.Gue art space is hosting Reka Rupa Rasa Illustration Festival. There has been a rise of appreciation of Illustrations. This exhibition aims to take it a step further and share the process of creation as well as the thought process that is involved in creating illustrations that can be understood by the mass. Reka Rupa Rasa features 10 top Indonesian illustrators, 3 international illustrators, and 2 illustration projects on site. Reka Rupa Rasa is on at Dia.Lo.Gue art space from now until 19 August 2018. For more information on the exhibition, click here.

 

Note: All information is correct at the time of publication. Please confirm directly with the organisers/event websites. ArtsEquator is not responsible for any changes to the schedule of events. If you have an event you’d like us to highlight, please email events[at]artsequator.com.

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