Bon Iver | Garin Nugroho’s Planet – Sebuah Lament | Art and Orang Laut architecture exhibition | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Jan 17-19)

American Indie folk act Bon Iver, founded by frontman Justin Vernon, is set to perform in Jakarta on January 19, 2020. Photo: Graham Tolbert and Crystal Quinn/Ismaya Live
American Indie folk act Bon Iver, founded by frontman Justin Vernon, is set to perform in Jakarta on January 19, 2020. Photo: Graham Tolbert and Crystal Quinn/Ismaya Live

Bon Iver concert

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Photo by Graham Tolbert and Crystal Quinn/Ismaya Live
Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Photo by Graham Tolbert and Crystal Quinn/Ismaya Live

My, my, my: the wait is almost over, as Bon Iver will be performing in Jakarta for the first time ever this Sunday. The concert is part of the band’s first Asia tour after the release of the band’s latest album, i,i (pronounced “I comma I”).

Bon Iver has released four studio albums: For Emma, Forever Ago (2008), Bon Iver, Bon Iver (2011), 22, A Million (2016), and i, i (2019). Frontman Justin Vernon is also renowned for his solo work and his extensive cross-genre collaborations. This concert is an 18+ event, read more about it here.

Sunday, Jan 19 at Tennis Indoor Senayan, Central Jakarta from Xpm onwards. Tickets starting  from IDR750,000 for GA tribune (seated) to IDR950,000 for GA standing, available on Ismaya’s official website. All prices are before tax.

 

Orang Laut: an exhibition by Ekskursi Arsitektur UI

During the months of June-July of last year, the excursion team of University of Indonesia’s architecture department documented the vernacular architecture of Suku Asli (the native tribe) in Lingga, Riau Islands and the Duano Tribe in the Indragiri Hilir regency of Riau.

The results of their documentation are on exhibition for the public at the National Museum AKA Museum Gajah, with the opening night on Friday, a discussion on Saturday, and a film discussion on Sunday.

This exhibition will be running from Friday, Jan 17 to Friday, Jan 31 at National Museum/Museum Gajah, Central Jakarta. For more information, check out Ekskursi Arsitektur UI’s Twitter and Instagram as well as website. Museum opens at 8am-4pm on Tue-Fri, 8am-5pm on Sat-Sun, tickets are priced at IDR5,000 for adults and IDR10,000 for foreign tourists.

 

Garin Nugroho’s Planet: Sebuah Lament

Indonesian film director Garin Nugroho will showcase his original contemporary dance piece, Planet – Sebuah Lament, fresh off his triumph at Indonesia Film Festival 2019 (FFI 2019) where he won eight awards out of 12 nominations this weekend. The 58-year-old is known for his socio-political and multiculturalism focus in his work, but in this show, he aims to raise  awareness about the environment.

Planet is inspired by the Easter procession in Larantuka, East Nusa Tenggara, where devotees perform lamentations. Set in the tragedy of the tsunami, Planet is an illustration of revival, grief, and hope of humankind after a disaster.

Friday, Jan 17 to Saturday, Jan 18 at Teater Jakarta, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta from 8pm onwards. Tickets starting from IDR250,000 to IDR1 million, available online here. For more information, check out @garinworkshop on Instagram or email to garin.theplanet@gmail.com

 

Basque presents: La Fun House with Jeremy Jay and Jay Bee

DJ Jeremy Jay and Jay Bee will be playing the freshest hip hop and R&B tunes all night long at Basque, promising a night of mayhem and beats that will make your body shake.

Saturday, Jan 18 at Basque Bar de Tapas, Kuningan, South Jakarta, from 10pm onwards. RSVP at +6221 2978 3111 / +62 878 2978 3111 / +6221 50454888.

 

(Un)cover: a solo exhibition by Gilang Fradika

Yogyakarta-based artist Gilang Fradika graduated from UNY (Yogyakarta State University) in 2012, majoring in graphic arts. His pieces are present in the two-dimensional medium, especially paintings, along with etching prints and woodcut prints.

Gilang’s work speaks about the process of understanding the interaction between people with imaginary objects as alternative forms and metaphors. These objects are present in many images, such as the anatomy of the human body, plants, animals, and occasionally pop culture objects.

This exhibition is currently running until Sunday, Jan 19 at RUCI Art Space, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, opens daily at 11 am-7 pm. Free entry.


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