Weekly Picks: Indonesia (9 – 15 April 2018)

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Yogyakarta, Bandung, and Jakarta from 9 – 15 April 2018

If you’re in the Yogyakarta region, catch MELAYUMINATI, a solo exhibition by Singaporean artist Rafaat Haji Hamzah. MELAYUMINATI invites us to look at the codes hidden in artworks. Through these works, can we identify the constructed codes that we live by? MELAYUMINATI runs till 10 April at Kersan Art Foundation, Yogyakarta. For more information on the exhibition, visit Kersan Art Foundation’s Instagram account here.

Another exhibition that you might want to catch is we will have been young exhibition at NuArt Sculpture Park in Bandung. we will have been young is a photography exhibition featuring works by 12 Southeast Asian young photographers. The works capture lives of young people in the region amidst globalization and the socio-cultural and economic states of the different countries. we will have been young is a programme by OBSCURA Festival Of Photography in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut and Ostkreuz Agentur der Fotografen, supported by NuArt Sculpture Park. The exhibition runs until 18 April 2018. For more information on the exhibition, click here.

If you’re looking for something to watch in the middle of the week, head to Komunitas Salihara on Wednesday night to catch Malila: The Farewell Flower, a film by Thai director Anucha Boonyawatana that talks about sexual identity in the current contemporary Thai lifestyle in relation to Buddhism philosophy . The film carries this theme through the story of two protagonists, Shane and Pich, and their lives in a village in Thailand. Malila: The Farewell Flower will be screened on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 at 7PM at Teater Salihara. Ticket is IDR 30K. For more information on this film, click here.

And to close the week, join Kineforum’s discussion session under their Rumput Tetangga series. The discussion session that’s titled “Sehijau Apa Rumput Tetanggaku?” (“How green is my neighbor’s grass?”) will question whether films can be used as binoculars to gauge life in our neighboring countries and will feature a panel of several filmmakers of the films selected in the Rumput Tetangga program. For more information on this discussion, go to kineforum.org, or click here.

Have a great, art-filled week!


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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