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Weekly Picks: Indonesia (5 – 11 November 2018)

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Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bandung, Jakarta, Solo, and Semarang from 5 – 11 November 2018

If you’re in Bandung, come and attend the last day of [NOT] ARTOFFICIAL – OUT OF TRACK, an art exhibition on Ikebana. This exhibition is a collaboration between Indonesian, Japanese, and Vietnamese artists, this exhibition aims to share that Ikebana is so much more than a hobby but also an art form with its own history, philosophy, and deep aesthetics. The artists in the exhibition were challenged to use their contemporary background to create artworks beyond their usual subject matters as responses to the nature or philosophy of Ikebana. [NOT] ARTOFFICIAL – OUT OF TRACK is open until Monday, 5 November 2018 at Lawangwangi Creative Space in Bandung. For more information on the exhibition, click here.

The bi-annual international Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF) returns for its 14th edition this year from 6th – 10th November 2018 with a theme “Demo/cratic Body – How Soon is Now?” This year’s theme talks about body movements in relation to the political situation in Indonesia. Since its inauguration in 1992, the festival continues to be a platform for Indonesian choreographers to showcase their works. In addition to various performances, there are dance Master classes and workshops, dance-writing workshop, exhibition, and various pre and post-festival events. For more information on the festival and its schedule, visit indonesiandancefestival.id. Read also ArtsEquator’s interview with IDF’s Director, Maria Darmaningsih, on this article. You can also get updates from IDF’s Instagram account here.

Also in Jakarta, Melissa Sunjaya’s Visual Laboratory: Dimensional Morphology returns with another term that starts this Saturday, 10 November 2018 at Komunitas Salihara. If you’re a visual storyteller or a design practitioner, come to Dimensional Morphology to experience and experiment on using visual elements as tools for research and analysis and to problem solve and journey through your own transformations in life. This Visual Laboratory takes place every Saturday from 10 November to 29 December 2018. Fee for the course is IDR 1.500.000. For more information on Dimensional Morphology, click here.

The Jakarta Arts Council’s annual Cultural and Arts address will take place this Saturday, 10 November 2018. Saras Dewi Chrysan, philosophy lecturer and environment activist, will deliver the Cultural and Arts address titled “sembaHYANG Bhuvana” at 7:30 PM at Teater Jakarta, Taman Ismail Marzuki. To register for your attendance, click here.

Indonesia Menari is a mass dance movement that takes place every November. This mass dance event invites individual and groups to participate and aims to share Indonesian traditional dances to the younger generation by packaging it in a fun and modern way. You don’t need to have prior dance skills to participate! Indonesia Menari will take place at 4 cities at the same time on the 11th of November. At 1 PM, Indonesia Menari will be held at Grand Indonesia in Jakarta, The Park Mall in Solo, Paskal 23 mall in Bandung. And at 4 PM, it will be held at Taman Indonesia Kayak in Semarang. For more information on the event and to register, 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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