Dec 01, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Arts

Ki Poedijono (1940-2021)

Obituary of Ki Poedijono: dhalang (puppeteer), musician, dancer and gamelan teacher

Exhibited as losers

A new artwork holds up a mirror to physical anthropology and its baseless racial categorisations

Seni pertunjukan dan pandemi

Dalam edisi ini, penulis-penulis kami merinci dampak pandemi yang menghancurkan pada sektor seni pertunjukan Indonesia, tetapi juga semangat ketahanan yang mendorong para seniman ini untuk terus maju.

Wayangan dalam bayang-bayang COVID-19

Seniman dan penonton pertunjukan wayang kulit purwa di Jakarta beradaptasi menghadapi kesulitan di tengah pandemi COVID-19

Teater di masa COVID 19

Keterbatasan telah lama menentukan teater modern Indonesia, sehingga pandemi tidak dapat menghentikan kemajuan

Essay: Don’t forget to wash up

Locked out of live theatre, Dina spent time pondering the meaning of physical space, enjoying rest time and helping others stay safe

Theatre in the time of COVID 19

Limitations have long defined Indonesia’s modern theatre, so the pandemic could not stop progress

Re/Imagining the Indonesian theatre community in the time of the pandemic

In Maumere, Flores, in the midst of the challenges posed by pandemic restrictions a local theatre group has discovered new opportunities to develop their art practice

‘We take care of our own’

COVID-19 has amplified existing societal fissures and exposed the alarming fragility of the lives of Indonesian transwomen who work as drag performers

The performing arts and the pandemic

In this edition our contributors detail the devastating impact of the pandemic on Indonesia's performing arts sector, but also the spirit of resilience driving these artists on

Puppetry in the shadow of COVID-19

Javanese shadow puppet performance artists and audiences in Jakarta adapt to the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic

Esei: Jangan lupa cuci piring

Terkunci dari teater langsung, Dina menghabiskan waktu merenungkan arti ruang fisik, menikmati waktu istirahat, dan membantu orang lain tetap aman

Sexy killers

Bringing the coal industry and the oligarchs into focus

Essay: Seeking solace in the midst of COVID-19

Book clubs and creative communities have headed online where they provide Jakartans with vital connections and solace during the pandemic

Artists seek assistance

Javanese traditional musicians are among the many artists and performers struggling to survive, or qualify for government payments under COVID restrictions

#EroticArt: Agency, advocacy and women’s sexuality

Art and activism combine to drive the discourse about female sexuality on Instagram

Review: Landscape of the soul

An exhibition of wall-hangings and mixed-media depicts the experiences of European Dutch and Eurasian people in Indonesia during the Japanese Occupation, the Revolution and after

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Review: A project for the whole world

Nov 30, 2021 - GERRY VAN KLINKEN

Merchants and entrepreneurs

Nov 23, 2021 - BUDIMAN MINASNY & JOSH STENBERG

Jews in Sumatra in the colonial period

'Spilling the tea' on sexual violence

Nov 17, 2021 - ANDI MISBAHUL PRATIWI & NIKODEMUS NIKO

Education Minister Nadiem Makarim’s recent acknowledgement of a ‘sexual violence pandemic’ on the nation’s campuses follows a growing wave of victims speaking out and not without risk

Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

Nov 08, 2021 - NELLY MARTIN-ANATIAS, ET AL.

The experiences of Indonesian migrant mothers in NZ’s pandemic reveal that the ideals of Ibuism endure

The isolation poems by Putu Oka Sukanta

Oct 09, 2021 - PUTU OKA SUKANTA, VANNESSA HEARMAN & KIERNAN BOX

Poems by Putu Oka Sukanta were translated by Vannessa Hearman and Kiernan Box with commentary written by Vannessa Hearman based on her interview with the poet.

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