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.
Literature & The Arts
April 18, 2020
March 21, 2020
Jakarta – Artists should focus on the management and curation of activities at Taman Ismail Marzuki post-revitalization.
February 29, 2020
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Java Jazz Festival has become an annual pilgrimage for many music fans in Indonesia, and not just for fans of jazz.
February 27, 2020
Adam Prireza, Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan ensured that Taman Ismail Marzuki or TIM arts and culture center in Cikini will not be a commercial area after its revitalizatio
February 12, 2020
Tara Marchelin – After a successful debut in 2019, a premium art fair organized by some of Indonesia's major art collectors, Art Moments Jakarta, will return this year on Apr.
February 6, 2020
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Communality remains the one thing to sustain art communities in Indonesia, allowing them to survive amid dearth of sponsorship and a government too busy paperi
January 29, 2020
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Indonesia has ratified the Beijing Treaty, a multilateral agreement that regulates the intellectual property rights of audiovisual artists, including the reproduc
January 21, 2020
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – "Panembahan Reso," a classic play that tells the story of a bloody power struggle and a barely disguised critique of New Order politics, written by the la
January 8, 2020
Marcel Thee – Slapping their bodies and running in chaotic circles flailing their limbs, members of Jakarta's controversial 69 Performance Club create confrontational shows that aren't
December 8, 2019
Ainur Rohmah – It is early morning in Giriloyo, Yogyakarta, and a group of women are busy drawing motifs on white cloth in an open gazebo.
December 7, 2019
Jakarta – An exhibition at Darmawangsa Residence in South Jakarta brings the art of Papua's Kamoro tribe to the capital and lets visitors place bids on sculptures and plait work from I
November 29, 2019
Imam Hamdi, Jakarta – The capital city's plan to build a hotel in Taman Ismail Marzuki is finally canceled after the city legislative body (DPRD) cut the budget for the arts center rev
November 26, 2019
Imam Hamdi, Jakarta – Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan has spoken up the reasons for the hotel construction as part of the revitalization project of Taman Ismail Marzuki arts and cultur
November 25, 2019
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Depok – The University of Indonesia's student executive body is holding the UI ArtX 2019 exhibition on campus from Nov. 24 to Nov. 29.
October 2, 2019
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – "Karma" is the theme of the 16th annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, set to take place at various locations in Ubud, Bali, on Oct. 23-27.
September 10, 2019
Heru Asprihanto, Bogor, Indonesia – It's a warm night in Indonesia and the air is filled with excitement as villagers watch a puppet show accompanied by traditional music.
August 30, 2019
Ali MC, Dili, East Timor – It's a Saturday morning in downtown Dili, the bustling port city and capital of one of the youngest nations in the world, East Timor.
August 21, 2019
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The Jakarta Youth for Performing Arts' performance of the award-winning, mental health-themed musical "Next to Normal" at Usmar Ismail Hall in South Jakarta on Tu
July 19, 2019
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo promised to allocate eternal funds to support the development of the country's arts and creative industry in next year'
July 12, 2019
John McDonald – When the Reformasi era began in 1998 Indonesian art burst out like a tightly coiled spring released from its bonds.
July 3, 2019
Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said that the management of the iconic Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) arts and culture center in Cikini, Central Jakarta, will be handed over
June 25, 2019
Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore – In 2018, Meiliana, a Chinese Indonesian living in Sumatra, was jailed. Her crime?
June 3, 2019
Hannah Ekin – The Jakarta History Museum in Kota Tua is currently hosting -2m: Voices From (Below) the Sea, a contemporary art exhibition that explores the spatial, social and ecologic
April 30, 2019
Jakarta – The Jakarta administration has officially opened the Jakbook book market at Kenari Market in Salemba, Central Jakarta, in a bid to provide affordable books.
April 25, 2019
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – In the '80s and '90s under the New Order, Indonesian theater company Gandrik gained notoriety for its biting social satire, which often earned the ire of governme