Weekly Picks: Indonesia (4 – 10 June 2018)

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Yogyakarta and Jakarta from 4 – 10 June 2018

We begin our weekly picks in Bali with the True Line exhibition by Sanggar Bares. Created by I Nyomana Bratayasa, Sanggar Bares is a studio where children of all ages can come to express themselves through drawings. The word Bares in Balinese means giving. The studio provides all paper and drawing materials for free for the children. There is no specific technique taught at Sanggar Bares as it is the studio’s intention to allow children to have the freedom to play. True Line is an exhibition that reflects these honest lines created by children as results of the liberty to create whatever they wish to create. True Line is exhibited at Titian Art Space in Ubud. For more information of this exhibition, click here.

In Yogyakarta, head to Cemeti Institute on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 for the opening of the Almanak project. Almanak project is a speculation by artist Natasha Tontey in collaboration with curator Syafiatudina. This speculation takes the form of an exhibition and a series of public “trips”. Come and witness this speculation by coming to the opening that will start at 7 PM on Tuesday. And if you have time, join the first “trip” titled “Spekulasi Sputnik” by Natasha Tontey on Friday, 8 June 2018 from 7 – 9 PM. For more information on Almanak and its “trips” visit cemeti.org.

On the same day in Yogyakarta, there is also an opening of the ceramic exhibition Air Mata Api at Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta. Ceramic is an art form that has traditional roots in some areas in Indonesia such as Kasongan. In the last few years, there has been a rise in the use of ceramic by contemporary artists as a media of expression. Air Mata Api showcases the works of young Indonesian ceramic artists and their ceramic explorations. Join the opening on 5 June 2018 at 4 PM. The exhibition runs until 13 June 2018. For more information, click here.

In Jakarta, if you’re a Jazz lover, catch the concert “DO” by Rémi Panossian at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta – Gandaria City on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 at 7 PM. As a pianist, Rémi marries a poetic softness and the energetic influence of rock in his music. The concert “DO”, just as how the world have many meanings in various context and languages, reflect Rémi’s current adventures in life. This concert is free and no reservation is required. For more information on the concert, click here.

On Wednesday, the Jakarta City Philharmonic returns for their 13th edition concert titled Simpul. Simpul presents the works of international and local composers such as Tomaso Albinoni, Edward Elgar, Béla Bartók, IG Ngurah Budiana, Dag Wirén, Samuel Barber, Gustav Mahler, and Johann Pachelbel. What is exciting about this concert is that audience members who know how to play Pachelbel’s Canon in D can bring along their violins and join the Jakarta City Philharmonic by playing the Canon from their seats! The concert will start at 7:30 PM on the 6th of June at Teater Jakarta in Taman Ismail Marzuki and requires a minimal donation of IDR 50,000. Reservation is required. To make your reservation, click here. For more information on the concert or on the Philharmonic, visit their Instagram account 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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