Weekly Picks: Indonesia (28 May – 3 June 2018)

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Yogyakarta and Jakarta from 28 May – 3 June 2018


It’s a brand new week and we’re bringing you a variety of selections of art events in Indonesia that are happening this week!

Stories and storytelling are integral parts of various cultures. The Javanese culture is one that is rich in stories that are told in various beautiful ways. Come and listen to Dongeng Prajurit (Warrior’s Tale) by Gunawan Maryanto this Thursday, 31 May 2018 at 8:30 PM in Yogyakarta. Dongeng Prajurit is a tale of our daily life, told as an interdisciplinary performance through Wayang Beber (a type of shadow puppetry) and other art forms. Dongeng Prajurit is performed at Jogja National Museum as part of ArtJog 2018. For more information of the performance, click here.

If you hadn’t gotten a chance to visit ArtJog 2018, there’s still one more week of ArtJog! If you want a more complete experience, you can attend an artist talk on 2 June 2018 at 3 PM. Artist Talk #4 features Bandu Darmawan, Raphael Donny, and Kexin Zhang. In this artist talk you’ll get a chance to get involved in a dialogue with the artists and also listen to their journeys, views, and perspectives. For more information on the artist talk, click here. To learn more about ArtJog, go to artjog.co.id.

Architecture of a place can be seen as a representation of a place at a particular period of time. As a country that is faced by many natural disasters, such as typhoon and earthquake, Japan’s architecture is also a reflection of the civil engineers’ solutions to these natural forces. Organized by the Japan Foundation, Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan is an architecture photo exhibition that shows various buildings and landscapes from different prefectures of Japan. This exhibition runs until 9 June 2018 and is exhibited at the lobby of the Sentral Senayan building in Jakarta. For more information of the exhibition, visit Japan Foundation’s Facebook page here.

There are people who love traditional music, and there are others who think traditional music is untrendy. Altajaru Ensemble chooses to use traditional music as an inspiration and a starting point in their creation and innovation. The ensemble aims to inspire current generation to like traditional music. Lain Dulu Kini Beda by Altajaru will be performed on 2 June 2018 at 3 PM at Galeri Indonesia Kaya in Jakarta. For more information on the performance, click here. To make your reservation, click here.

Teater Abang None was created as a way to preserve the Betawi culture in Jakarta. The theatre is back with a performance called 1/JKT to celebrate the anniversary of the city of Jakarta in the month of June. 1/JKT is a musical that tells the life of 3 individuals their stories of living in the capital city. 1/JKT will be performed on 3 June 2018 at 3 PM. Click here for more information of the performance and click here to make your reservation.


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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