Nov 23, 2020 Last Updated 3:35 AM, Nov 18, 2020

Arts

Art for the people

Art for the people

Taring Padi takes stock of a more than a decade fighting the political establishment – with art as its weapon

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The shadow of the Ayatollah

The shadow of the Ayatollah

Indonesia’s Shi’i community is struggling to find the right balance between local traditions and its fascination with Iran

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Art for Allah’s sake

Art for Allah’s sake

A unique pesantren, founded and led by an internationally recognised Indonesian calligrapher, attracts men and women from all over the archipelago

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The spirit of Sudirman

The spirit of Sudirman

A mural competition in Yogyakarta sees Indonesians reinterpreting their revolutionary past in the light of present concerns

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Theatre of life

Theatre of life

A new generation of Indonesian theatre activists is staging performances based on the everyday experiences of local communities

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Watching Balibo in Jakarta

Watching Balibo in Jakarta

Packed screenings of the controversial film about the deaths of five Australian journalists in East Timor continue, despite an official ban

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Graphic resistance

Graphic resistance

Photo-essay: Dissent and struggle are persistent themes of images adorning walls across East Timor

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