Danau Maninjau is a notable tourist destination in Minangkabau due to its scenic beauty and mild climate. The water has been used to generate hydroelectric power for West Sumatra
HIGHLIGHT on Art & Exhibition: Hingga saat ini, karya-karya seni disabilitas masih jauh dari apresiasi yang jujur. Karya mereka sering dianggap bagus karena iba pada keterbatasan penciptanya- beserta proses penciptaannya.
Bertolak dari situasi semacam itu, Direktorat Kesenian, Direktorat Jenderal Kebudayaan, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan menyelenggarakan Festival Bebas Batas 2018 pada 12-29 Oktober 2018 di Galeri Nasional Indonesia. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Music & Education: Empowering Indonesia. Music is a great way to move communities and drive change in Indonesia. Lots of Indonesian music is produced but little is exported and thus known abroad.
Yet the influence of modern Indonesian musicians is great not only through their music and lyrics but also through the on-line communities they lead. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Contemporary Art & Education: A solo exhibition by Arahmaiani, as one of Indonesia’s most influential and respected artists, Arahmaiani has been included in over one hundred solo and group exhibitions around the world since 1980.
The exhibition is organized by Indonesian Luxury and curated by ISA Art Advisory. An opening reception on Saturday, December 1st, 2018, between 1 – 4 PM at Indonesian Luxury Viewing Space, Jl. Wijaya Timur Raya No. 12 Jakarta, Indonesia. …more
Highlight on Contemporary Art & History: On the occasion of the Day of Contemporary Art, promoted by the AMACI – Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art, the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute Jakarta in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland proudly present a contemporary art exhibition “Planet Earth: 21st Century: Postcards of a virtual journey” by Daniela Comani.
Daniela Comani lives and works in Berlin. Her multimedia installations engage in a dialogue about history, identity, gender and alienation. Her work focuses on media images and language which she manipulates through photography, text-based works and installation. …more
HIGHLIGHT on History Exhibition: Berdiam/Bertandang merupakan sebuah Pameran dari Art for Refuge. Berdasarkan laporan dari UNHCR pada Juni 2018, terdapat 68,5 juta jiwa di seluruh dunia yang terpaksa harus meninggalkan tanah tempat tinggalnya, di mana 25,4 juta orang di antara mereka berstatus sebagai refugee.
Ironisnya, lebih dari separuhnya berada di bawah usia 18 tahun. Indonesia sendiri, kini menjadi negara ‘transit’ bagi para pengungsi dan hingga Desember 2017, tercatat jumlah refugee dan pencari suaka mencapai 13.840. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Art of Theatre Commedia: The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in the framework of Vivere all Italiana are happy to present one of the masterpieces of Maestro Enrico Bonavera “The Secrets of Harlequin” for the first time in Indonesia.
Enrico Bonavera is one of the most important interpreters in the character of Harlequin – the icon of Italian Commedia dell’arte – in the world. Commedia dell’arte (comedy of the profession) was an early form of professional theatre, originating from Italy, which was popular in Europe from the 16th through the 18th century. …more
HIGHLIGHT on Art Exhibition: In Indonesia the month of April is a time to honor Kartini, one of Indonesia’s national heroes. Born on April 21, 1879 into an aristocratic Javanese family, Kartini resisted the social norms of the 19th century that restricted the opportunities granted to women. She was born into an aristocratic Javanese family, and known as a prominent Indonesian national Java. A pioneer in education for girls and women’s rights for Indonesians. The pictures profile above is one of the artist, Ines Katamso among of her unique paintings.
A champion for gender equality, in particular in the area of education, her legacy lives on today. While she is widely known through her writings such as Letters of a Javanese Princess (originally published as HabisGelapTerbitlahTerang, 1911), which document her communication with two close female friends in the Netherlands, Indonesia’s past is also marked by the efforts and courage of many other women. …more