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June 1, 2024

Straits Times - June 1, 2024

Hariz Baharudin, Jakarta – Smashing barriers is something that all-female hijabi, heavy metal Indonesian band Voice of Baceprot (VoB) does well, and their voices will be heard loud and

May 8, 2024

Tempo - May 8, 2024

Hanin Marwah, Jakarta – The Indonesian all-female heavy metal band, Voice of Baceprot or VoB, is set to make history as the first Indonesian musicians ever to perform at the prestigious

April 28, 2024

Tempo - April 28, 2024

Antara, Denpasar, Bali – Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Bintang Puspayoga, on Saturday, April 27, 2024, celebrated the International Dance Day with thous

February 9, 2024

Straits Times - February 9, 2024

Hariz Baharudin, Jakarta – A politically themed musical has Indonesians talking, just days before the country goes to the polls.

February 3, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - February 3, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Rev.

January 16, 2024

Tempo - January 16, 2024

Savero Aristia Wienanto, Jakarta – Notable artist Butet Kartaredjasa criticized the Jakarta government's decision to raise the rent of art and performance halls in the capital as stipul

January 5, 2024

Courthouse News Service - January 5, 2024

Lasse Sorensen, Denpasar, Indonesia (CN) – In Bali's capital of Denpasar, on a narrow street filled with local food vendors, a disturbing image is plastered on a wall.

December 15, 2023

Jakarta Post - December 15, 2023

Jakarta – The 13th edition of Art Jakarta closed on a high note at Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) in North Jakarta, a new venue that brought increased attendance to the annual cont

November 2, 2023

Jakarta Post - November 2, 2023

Jakarta – Surakarta city in Central Java successfully joined UNESCO's Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the Craft and Folk Art category on Tuesday, after having failed multiple times to

October 14, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 14, 2023

Jakarta – The world's finest thinkers, writers and artists will gather in Ubud, Bali's cultural capital, to explore the pressing issues confronting humanity at this moment, their histor

September 25, 2023

Jakarta Globe - September 25, 2023

BeritaSatu, Jakarta – Colossal music festival Semesta Berpesta over the weekend made a stop in Surabaya, the capital city of East Java.

July 24, 2023

Jakarta Post - July 24, 2023

Jakarta – Jazz Gunung Bromo 2023 opened by emphasizing local ethnic events through the appearance of Salma Salsabil and the opening of the Bromo Batik Market.

July 19, 2023

Jakarta Globe - July 19, 2023

Jakarta – The six-day 9th Prambanan Jazz Festival recently ended on a high note.

July 18, 2023

Jakarta Post - July 18, 2023

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – The Resonanz Children's Choir (TRCC) took home the grand prix prize in the Leonardo Da Vinci International Choral Festival in Florence, Italy, on Friday.

July 17, 2023

The Guardian - July 17, 2023

Matt Mills – When the members of all-female Indonesian metal trio Voice of Baceprot finished middle school in their teens, they were at a crossroads.

July 11, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - July 11, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Jayapura will once again host the sixth edition of the Papua Film Festival (FFP VI), scheduled to take place from August 7-9, 2023.

May 23, 2023

Tempo - May 23, 2023

Melynda Dwi Puspita, Jakarta – Indonesian former bookstore giant Gunung Agung is reportedly on the brink of gradually closing its entire store branches in the country this year.

May 3, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - May 3, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Here is one unpopular fact: the reggae music in Indonesia was first popularized by Papuan musicians.

March 13, 2023

Jakarta Post - March 13, 2023

Anindito Ariwandono, Bandung – Do Indonesians these days know, or read, any erotic fiction by local writers?

March 1, 2023

Jakarta Post - March 1, 2023

Felix Martua, Jakarta – Founded by Lulu Qonita and Andra Jatikusumo, SafeSpace Indonesia aimed to give a stage for poetry logophiles to express themselves without fearing judgment.

February 24, 2023

Tabloid JUBI - February 24, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – The rapid development of technology has made rap and hip hop music flourish in Papua. It has become a lifestyle for some young people, mixed with Papuan culture.

December 13, 2022

Jakarta Post - December 13, 2022

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Setelah Lewat Djam Malam recontextualizes the story of a man disillusioned by Indonesia's post-revolution society with gender sensitivity and compelling perfor

October 26, 2022

Jakarta Post - October 26, 2022

Jakarta – Amateur Ukrainian artists Varvara Hamianin and Vitalii Korzenenko raise awareness about the plight of their country's women and children after Russian forces invaded Ukraine i

October 17, 2022

Jakarta Post - October 17, 2022

Felix Martua, Jakarta – The film festival, supported by the Jakarta Tourism and Culture Agency, redefines why arthouse and indie features are the new 'cool' cinema.

September 19, 2022

September 7, 2022

Indonesia at Melbourne - September 7, 2022

Michael HB Raditya – The beat of dangdut music is a familiar soundtrack to daily life in Indonesian rural and urban villages.

August 9, 2022

Agence France-Presse - August 9, 2022

Jakarta – A pedestrian crossing turned viral catwalk has become a site for Jakarta's young fashionistas to express themselves, while attracting the disapproval of police in the traffic-

August 3, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - August 3, 2022

Sentani, Jubi – Artists in Jayapura Regency regretted the lack of creative space for them to do their work in that area.

July 26, 2022

Jakarta Post - July 26, 2022

Sylviana Hamdani – The first festival dedicated to Indonesian musicals aims to grow the country's local musical industry scene.

July 18, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - July 18, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – A collaboration of German and Indonesian artists held an exhibition based on the studies on gold mining in Papua's Mimika Regency, and coal mines in Leipzig, Germany.

July 16, 2022

Jakarta Post - July 16, 2022

Frechen-Konigsdorf, Germany – On June 24, the Indonesian artist-group Taring Padi, whose incriminated giant banner titled "People's Justice" was retracted, rolled up and removed, releas

June 29, 2022

Jakarta Post - June 29, 2022

Sylviana Hamdani, Jakarta – For the soft opening of Taman Ismail Marzuki, the Jakarta Arts Council showcases some of its most notable archives and art collection.

May 30, 2022

Jakarta Globe - May 30, 2022

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – After three days of live performances, the 2022 Java Jazz Festival officially came to an end on Sunday night.

April 4, 2022

Jakarta Post - April 4, 2022

Yudhistira Agato, Jakarta – Under the moniker Pure Wrath, Januaryo Hardy has released a melodic record that seeks to capture the pain of Indonesia's 1965 mass killing survivors.

February 24, 2022

Indonesia at Melbourne - February 24, 2022

Evi Eliyanah – The 2021 film Penyalin Cahaya (Photocopier), co-written and directed by Wregas Bhanuteja, has recently found itself at the center of the ongoing debate on sexual violence

February 7, 2022

January 10, 2022

New Mandala - January 10, 2022

Annie Sloman – Thursday night, hot, humid and sweaty as the sun sets over the capital of Timor-Leste. On the side of the road a large crowd gathers around a makeshift stage.

November 17, 2021

Reuters - November 17, 2021

Cilacap – In a quiet mangrove forest in central Indonesia, a man moves gingerly across vegetation distinguished by its big, wooden stilt roots, searching for fallen mangrove fruits that

September 30, 2021

The Interpreter - September 30, 2021

Stania Puspawardhani – Street art has been much discussed across Indonesia's airwaves in the last couple of months.

April 2, 2021

Al Jazzera - April 2, 2021

Erwin Pietersz, Jessica Washington and Syarina Hasibuan, Bali, Indonesia – Sixty years ago, I Ketut Soki was the delighted recipient of his first painting kit – and since that day, he h

March 18, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - March 18, 2021

Syam Terrajana, Yogyakarta – Her eyes are sad. Her arms stretch out, palms facing up. One hand has a tray with cups on it, on another hand she has a bag hanging. In the bag were books.

February 19, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - February 19, 2021

Hengky Yeimo, Nabire – Visual artist from West Papua, Ellya Alexander Tebay, has taken inspiration from Papuan local food, sweet potatoes or "ubi" in Indonesian, to express his lament f

February 14, 2021

WA Today - February 14, 2021

Linda Morris – A haunting video art installation acknowledging the murderous history of anti-communist purges in Bali has won this year's Blake Prize.

February 9, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - February 9, 2021

Hengky Yeimo, Nabire – People in West Papua called hip hop music "musik bicara-bicara", which can be loosely translated into conversational music or talks music, because it has spoken w

December 4, 2020

Nikkei Asia - December 4, 2020

Ian Lloyd Neubauer, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia – Graffiti as a bona fide art form in Indonesia can be traced to the early 1990s when hip-hop, break dancing and elements of the urban Amer

November 11, 2020

Jakarta Globe - November 11, 2020

Yudha Baskoro, Jakarta – An exhibition portraying the life of legendary artist Affandi through his own works was held at the National Gallery in Central Jakarta this month, featuring 15

October 3, 2020

Sydney Morning Herald - October 3, 2020

Jewel Topsfield – If it was a book it would be a page-turner: the Australian woman living on a tropical island who founded a literary festival imperilled by terrorist attacks, smoulderi

July 5, 2020

South China Morning Post - July 5, 2020

Marcel Thee – Seven passionate record collectors are helping to preserve long-forgotten Indonesian music of the 20th century with their archival project Irama Nusantara, Indonesian for

May 29, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 29, 2020

Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – At a meeting of artists and cultural activists after the 2018 Indonesian Cultural Congress, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo pledged to set up a Rp 5 tril

April 18, 2020

Al Jazeera - April 18, 2020

Ali MC – Domingos Pinto Gabrial, also known as Berliku, was a 19-year-old school teacher in the northeastern city of Baucau when Indonesian forces invaded East Timor in December 1975.