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Weekly Picks: Indonesia (4 – 10 March 2019)

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Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali from 4-10 March 2019

In order to understand the contemporary art and society, we have to take our understanding beyond the principles of modernism. As a part of the Poros Bandung exhibition, Komunitas Salihara is holding a talk on modernism in paintings and print works on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 7 PM. This discussion is moderated by Patriot Mukmin and featuring Tisna Sanjaya & Dikdik Sayahdikumullah. For more information on the talk and to register, click here.

Galeri Nasional Indonesia is holding an exhibition of works by Indonesian women artists, titled Into The Future, in conjunction with a launch of a book with the same title. Into The Future features 21 works from 21 female contemporary visual artists. These artists create works that integrate technology, video, lights, bacteria, and codes into their art works. With this exhibition, curator Carla Bianpoen and Citra Smara Dewi wish to give indication of the direction of where the female spirit can take the Indonesian contemporary art world. Into The Future is exhibited until 16 March 2019 at the Main Hall of Galeri Nasional Indonesia in Jakarta. For more information, click here.

In Surabaya, on 7-8 March 2019, Teater Perdikan presents Sengkuni 2019. Written by Emha Ainun Najib, Sengkuni shines a light on the destructive characters in each of us an the effects on society. The performance will take place on 7-8 March 2019 at 8 PM at Balai Budaya in Surabaya. For more information on the performance, contact +62 812 1617 1110.

Bentara Budaya Bali presents Memedi Sawah, a solo exhibition by Hari Budiono. In Bali, “memedi sawah” are the scarecrows that are planted at various rice fields to scare critters and birds from eating the rice. Hari Budiono uses the rice field as an analogy of an ecosystem that has to be protected from disturbances. Unfortunately, the reality shows that those with the role to protect often becomes those that create the disturbance. Memedi Sawah shows installations and works that are created as social commentaries to what is happening in today’s society. Memedi Sawah is open until 9 March 2019 at Bentara Budaya Bali. For more information, click here.

OPEN CALL:

Ketemu Project & CoCreation Workshop is seeking a curator to develop an exhibition and online platform featuring artistic collaborations of disabled artists and artists working with disabled communities! This Open Call is open to a curator who is residing in a Southeast Asian country, keen on the initiatives and able to meet the requirements and commitments listed on this page. Deadline for application is 31 March 2019 and outcome will be announced on 6 April 2019. For more information, visit ketemu.org.

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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