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Weekly Picks: Indonesia (3 – 13 January 2019)

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Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Solo, and Jakarta from 3-19 January 2019

if you’re in Indonesia, here are some of our art picks to help you start your year of arts.

In Ubud, the Komaneka Fine Art Gallery is holding a solo exhibition of the works of Made Arya Palaguna. Arya Palaguna was born in Ubud. He went to Yogyakarta to study at the Indonesian Art Institute in Yogyakarta. His works often looks at and interprets impressions and ideas on Balinese women. Arya Palaguna was a semifinalist of Philip Morris Art awards. After 20 years of being away, he returned to Bali and he took in his turmoil and emotions of his homecoming and express it into his latest artworks. “Coming Home – Momentary Lapse” is exhibited at Komaneka Fine Art Gallery until 28 January 2019. For more information, visit gallery.komaneka.com or follow the gallery’s Instagram page here.

In Solo, on the 11th of January 2019, join Garin Nugroho, Gondrong Gunarto, Irwansyah Harahap, Joko S Gombloh and many others to celebrate Indonesia. Through stories, music, and songs, they’ll take you through a story of this nation. The night will be a night of tale that is presented in an easy, casual, and spontaneous way of seeing Indonesia as narrated through music and other art forms by various art practitioners including a film director and an ethnomusicologist. Dongeng Kebangsaan is presented on Friday, 11 January 2019 at Balai Soedjatmoko Solo at 7:30 pm. For more information, click here.

In Jakarta, come and see the documentary Le Mystère Picasso at Institute Francais Indonesia on the 10th  of January at its Thamrin campus. This documentary that came out in 1956 is a film recording of Pablo Picasso painting on camera. Through this documentary, you’ll get to witness Picasso’s creative process from getting inspiration to the completion of his work. Entrance ticket is at IDR 20,000 and the film starts at 7 PM. For more information on the film, click here.

Also at Institut Francais Indonesia (IFI), another art film screening that’s happening this period is a screening of La Danse, Le Ballet de L’opéra de Paris. This documentary follows the journey of 7 productions of the Paris Opera Ballet. From rehearsals to costume designs to the stage productions, we’ll be taken through the creation process of one of the best ballet companies in the world. The film will be screened on the 12th of January at 2:30 PM at the Thamrin campus of IFI. Entrance ticket is at IDR 20,000. For more information on the film, click here.

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