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Weekly Picks: Indonesia (8-14 October 2018)

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Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Yogyakarta, Bandung, Jakarta, and other cities in Indonesia from 8-14 October 2018 

The sixth edition of German Cinema returns this year, bringing selected exciting and funny german films to cinemas in Jakarta, Bandung,Denpasar, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, and Makassar from 4-21 October 2018. The films selected have successfully toured in the international film festivals and were warmly welcomed by the critics. These films will get you laugh and cry, tell you stories of courage while keeping you on the edge of your seat. To learn more about the German Cinema 2018 click here. You can check information about the films, their schedules and participating venues in the different cities at the same link.

The international biennale puppet festival Pesta Boneka is back this year for its sixth edition in Yogyakarta from 12 – 14 October 2018. Organised and hosted by Papermoon Puppet Theatre, the festival is bringing a title of “The Journey”. Pesta Boneka #6 will present 31 works from puppet groups from Europe, Latin America, Australasia, and Southeast Asia. There will also be workshops, films, talks, bazaar, and live cooking. All of these events will be free for public! All performances and workshops require advance reservation. For more information and the schedule on Pesta Boneka, click here. You can also follow Papermoon Puppet Theatre on their Instagram account here.

Part of the Selasar Sunaryo Art Space’s 20th anniversary celebration is SSAS/AS/IDEAS. Curated by Hendro Wiyanto, 20 Indonesian artists exhibit works that touches on materialism and performativity through an exploration of mediums that are inspired by Sunaryo’s works. This exhibition is part of the Bale Project and is housed in Bale Tonggoh at the art space, which was created to support the independence and continuity of Selasar Sunaryo’s non commrecial projects. Exhibition is free and runs until 4 November 2018 at the Selasar Sunaryo Art Space in Bandung. For more information on the exhibition, click here.

In Jakarta, Galeri Nasional Indonesia will be hosting Festival Bebas Batas from 12-29 October 2018. Festival Bebas Batas is the first festival in Indonesia that is held to show works from artists with disabilities. The festival is also held in parallel to the Asian Para Games that are happening in the same month and it aims to educate public that people with disabilities have the same roles and places in our society. The festival doesn’t only want to create space for these artists but also hopes that the exhibition would encourage deeper appreciation for works from artists with disabilities. Festival Bebas Batas showcases visual art exhibitions, films, music performances, performing arts, art-based public intervention, community booths, workshop, seminar, and others. For more information on the festival, visit festivalbebasbatas.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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