Prihal: Arsitektur Andramatin | Semasa di Museum BI | Weekend at Museum Macan | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Nov 29-Dec 1)

To mark the two-decade journey of andramatin studio — founded and headed by Andra Matin, one of Indonesia’s most renowned architects — the firm collaborates with Galeri Nasional Indonesia for an exhibition titled ‘Prihal’. Photo: Instagram/@prihal_andramatin
To mark the two-decade journey of andramatin studio — founded and headed by Andra Matin, one of Indonesia’s most renowned architects — the firm collaborates with Galeri Nasional Indonesia for an exhibition titled ‘Prihal’. Photo: Instagram/@prihal_andramatin

Prihal: Arsitektur Andramatin

You might have seen the works by Isandra Matin Ahmad AKA Andra Matin, one of Indonesia’s most renowned architects, such as Potato Head Beach Club and Katamama Hotel in Bali, CGV Cinema at Grand Indonesia, and Dia.Lo.Gue gallery in Kemang.

To mark the two decade journey of the andramatin studio, founded and headed by Andra Matin himself, the firm collaborates with The National Gallery of Indonesia (Galeri Nasional Indonesia) for an exhibition titled Prihal. It showcases a collection of ideas and works by the firm that’s almost synonymous with clean and modern approach to architecture.

The exhibition is currently running until Dec 11 at Building A &B Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Central Jakarta, opens 10am-7pm daily. Free entry, more information is available at Prihal’s official Instagram.


Semasa di Museum BI

The last edition of tri-monthly bazaar Semasa this year will take place at Museum Bank Indonesia (Museum BI). There will be more than 100 curated fashion, lifestyle, and creative brands from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan, as well as F&B tenants at the event. You can join the historical walking tour around Jakarta’s Chinatown in the morning and watch musical performances at the venue.

Public transportation is the easiest option to reach Museum BI. You can ride the TransJakarta bus on Corridor 1 or take the KRL Commuterline train and get off at Jakarta Kota station.  The event accepts payment by cash, credit card, debit card, and Go-Pay.

Friday, Sep 29 – Sunday, Dec 1 at Museum BI, West Jakarta from 10am-6pm. Museum entry fee IDR5,000/person.


Primitive Mornings: solo exhibition of Filippo Sciascia

For the 15th Italian Contemporary Art Day, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute Jakarta in collaboration with Yeo Workshop Singapore and A.M.A.C.I (Associazione dei Musei d’Arte Contemporanea Italiani) will hold a solo exhibition by Italian artist Filippo Sciascia, titled Primitive Mornings. Sciascia, born in 1972 in Sicily, is a painter based in Bali and Florence who sometimes incorporates natural colors, such as green juice from leaves, and repurposed objects in his works. Prior to the Jakarta event, he has held exhibitions across Southeast Asia, Europe, and America.

The exhibition will run from Saturday, November 30 to Jan 11, 2020 at Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Central Jakarta, opens at 11am-8pm daily (closed on Sunday, Monday, and national holidays). Free entry.


Sinking Cities: a Photo and Multimedia Exhibition by Cynthia Boll

Jakarta, with around 20 million residents, is sinking at an alarming rate of 8-20 centimeters a year caused by subsidence. If nothing is done, it is expected that one third of the city will be submerged in water in 20-30 years’ time. Many water-related problems are attributed to climate change and the expected sea level rise associated with it.

Sinking Cities, Jakarta is a multimedia exhibition by Dutch photographer Cynthia Boll with water as its connecting link. Various aspects of sanitation, drinking water supplies and causes and solutions of flooding are shown from the perspective of residents and their environment in Jakarta. The exhibition shows the influence of water on the lives of the people of Jakarta and on the material and intangible cultural heritage through images, videos, and a 3D installation.

Boll won the prestigious the Zilveren Camera 2018 award for her series Sinking Cities, Jakarta in February. The Zilveren Camera is the Dutch prize for photojournalism and documentary photography and has been awarded since 1949.

This exhibition is currently running until Friday, Dec 20 at Erasmus Huis, South Jakarta. If you’re coming this Saturday, you can also check out the Bazar Tulip for all things Dutch. Free entry, opens at 9am-4pm (Mon-Thu), 9am-2pm (Fri), 10am-1pm (Sat). Closed on Sunday and public holidays. 


Holiday Market + Workshop by Kokken and Malam di MACAN at Museum MACAN

JumatSabtuMinggu di MACAN is a 3-day holiday market & creative workshops, organized in collaboration with Jakarta-based creative collective Kokken+. You can shop from more than 50 local artisans, as well as learn new art skills at this event.

Workshop info & registration through email: or Whatsapp: +628777 1072 951

On Saturday night, join the Malam di MACAN (Night at MACAN) party to celebrate the art museum’s second anniversary. Spend an evening at the MACAN Rooftop Terrace and enjoy art until 10pm. Dance to the tunes by local indie favorites, such as Jamie Aditya, Mondo Gascaro, Belda, Gabber Modus Operandi, Munireng, Sunmantra, and Indo Modular. The party is held in cooperation with Siasat Partikelir and Studiorama, and it’s an 18+ event.

General ticket (including museum entry) is at IDR 200,000, and IDR 150,000 if you’re a member (including F&B voucher), available on Museum MACAN’s official website.

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