This year’s Helatari showcases the development of dance in Indonesia departing from the influence of modern western dance, hip-hop, street dance or “free choreography”.
Jazz Sans Frontieres kembali menjadi tema festival musik jazz mini Jazz Buzz Salihara 2017. Di pagelaran keenam ini, Komunitas Salihara konsisten memamerkan keunikan konsep jazz tanpa batas.
In a similar fashion as when photography was acknowledged for the first time as a medium worthy of an art-status exhibition in Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, in 1967 featuring the work of Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus, and Garry Winogrand, graffiti in Indonesia jubilantly marked its own recognition with a joint exhibition Off the Wall by a dozen graffiti artists in Museum Nasional, November 2016.
Eko Supriyanto draws the inspiration from ethnic groups traditional value and social setting, then reconceptualizes them in his work, such as clearly demonstrated in the Balabala.
Judul tinjauan seni yang klise, namun rangkaian pertunjukan seni di SIPFest 2016 mengundang pertanyaan dan pernyataan yang sama menyangkut komentar khalayak tentang perkembangan seni tari yang dikurasi oleh Komunitas Salihara tersebut. Menarik untuk disimak kembali anggapan bahwa seni kontemporer, khususnya tari, tidak pernah beranjak dari unsur tradisional.
In one of the most intense art performance in SIPFest 2016, the ARICA Theater Company draws an inspiration from a mundane cycle of life which conveys a universal message about a vivid impression of everyone’s life that often failed to be notice.
Komunitas Salihara’s traditional bienalle festival, held consecutively ever since its opening in 2008, then called Festival Salihara, begins in October with a more significant merit to be an internationally recognized art stage showcasing its well curated exhibitions so far under the new name SIPFest 2016, said the Program Director Nirwan Dewanto.
Just as the recent criticism on Indonesia’s fine art by some high profiles inside the art council itself underscores the lack of relevant social criticism, the more localised contemporary art bienalle in Bandung this year presents a more savvy view which involves a socio-cultural approach, a tendency to revisit interweaving human history with its conspicious butterfly effect we have seen today.
The Italian a capella group of five, Mezzotono, performed in front of the public audience they claimed to be the greatest under the concert title “The Mezzotono Show” in Ice Palace hall, Jakarta, 29 September.
The crowd returned in 2013 Literature Biennale since it was last held at the same place two years earlier. This time, the much-anticipated poetry reading featured Joko Pinurbo among many other poets.