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The Role of Contemporary Art Museums in Indonesian Society

With the recent opening of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Jakarta, its Director Aaron Seeto reflects on the expanded role of major art institutions in...

Art Deco in Indonesia

The term “Art Deco” was named after the unique and modern visual style exhibited in Paris in 1925 during the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs...

When Indonesia and Japan Take Centre Stage

Indonesia and Japan are solidifying their bilateral relationship by co-producing a theatre show, directed by Japanese theatre maestro Tadashi Suzuki. Local producers are...

Indonesian Cartoonists Show Off Record-Breaking 1,000 Artworks on Corruption

The Indonesian Cartoonists Association (Pakarti) teamed up with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to showcase a record-breaking 1,000 cartoon artworks on...

Weaving Hope: Threads of Life

In the bold Sumbanese cloth, I could almost see pairs of horses fighting and giant birds greeting each other, as if captured in a freeze frame by woven threads of noni...

Indonesia Through the Eyes of Rio Helmi

Best known for his large format photo books Memories of the Sacred (2011) and River of Gems (1991, with Lorne Blair), Bali-based photographer Rio Helmi has witnessed and...

Inside Bali’s Most Celebrated Cultural Festivals with Janet DeNeefe

The founder of Ubud Food Festival and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival reveals what it takes to run an international cultural festival on the island of gods.  It is...

Dancing in a Foreign Land

French resort entertainer Guillaume Sanchez shares how his journey to Central Kalimantan changed his way of viewing life and performing for the better. In the world of...

Taman Daun: The Whale Hunter’s Library and Art Space

As I first lay eyes on Taman Daun, I had to ask myself, “Where am I?” Having spent the past three months wandering through the rainforests and coastal villages of...

Skull-Rattling Retail: Meet Vera Ribeiro

Brazilian expat Vera Ribeiro and her partner Rhett Hutchence are the creators of the world’s largest skull memorabilia shop, where works of art and fashion are all...

Indonesia’s First Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Reveals Design for 2017

Set to open in 2017, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, or Museum MACAN, finally unveils its design to the public. MACAN will be the first modern...

Art Appreciation: Meet Bruce Carpenter

Author and co-author of more than 20 books and numerous articles on Indonesian art, culture and history, Bruce W. Carpenter is considered a leading expert in the field...

Kamasan: An Ancient Living Tradition

Imagine you are a master Balinese painter, and your King has recently commissioned you to do a piece of work. As you sit down in front of a large cloth stretched upon a...

The Mysterious, Phantasmagoric World of Javanese Wayang Theatre

The morality and messages conveyed in Wayang Kulit plays still permeate Javanese thought and daily life. The spellbound audience is the best show of all. A wayang show...

Education Guide 2017

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