Category Archives: Arts

Urban street dance project by United Dance Works

The performance at Erasmus Huis is a testament of perseverance by a struggling group of dancers in Jakarta. Coming from parts of the country to live up to their common dreams, they often hit rock bottom in the capital to survive with their choice.

They want to prove through every part of their bodies and every inch of their movements that they always find bliss in life decision, ever energetic, however bitter it sometimes gets.

For all that they have gone through, happiness is not measured in how much they have earned, but in how much they have achieved through choreography.

Joko Avianto’s Theatre of the Ships in GTF 2013

Following his rising status in the local art scene, notably his signature bamboo-based abstract installation at Ciputra World, Jakarta, 2010, and in Art Jog 2012, Joko Avianto brings out even bigger scale of his work this year in George Town, Malaysia. Avianto’s “The Theater of Ships” is the main giant visual treat in George Town Festival (GTF) 2013.

Situated between the iconic town hall and city hall, a municipal office gets a new radical exterior look with a facade consisting of around 3,000 bamboos. We are delighted to get the opportunity to enjoy this intricate design on the first day of GTF. The month-long festival stages a plethora of art works and cultural exhibitions across the city.

Huang Fong’s half century works in retrospective

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77 paintings of Huang Fong, a 77 year old proclaimed Indonesian master painter (pictured above) from Genteng, Banyuwangi,  is on exhibition in National Gallery, Jakarta, this month.

It is a retrospective of his 50 years dedication as a realist painter. Fong, a non-chalant artist who spent most of his life in Indonesia’snumber one tourism spot, Bali, delivered a speech that had helped the audience to forget it easily, a simple thank you wrapped in a sentence.

Him as a social being is a reflection of his abundant paintings, completed but kept undisclosed in the dusty corners of his room. The septuagenarian shows impeccable health as he is already renowned as a trainer for the morning exercise chores in his community.