Jakarta celebra el Indonesia Arts Festival “Arte” 2013

Festival Arte 2013 en Jakarta

Festival Arte 2013 en Jakarta


Indonesia ha celebrado el festival de de arte contemporáneo mostrando una amplia muestra de manifestaciones artísticas, musicales y cinematográficas de artistas jóvenes indonesios durante 3 días en el Jakarta Convention Center


Indonesia’s art, music and film industries are flourishing, and it feels like every other day a new painter is discovered, a fresh sound pipes up, or a ground-breaking film is released.

This year’s ARTE Indonesia Arts Festival, to be held from March 29-31 at the Jakarta Convention Center, pays tribute to the pool of young, talented people who are shaping the nation’s creative scene.

Organized by Puri Ayu Enterprise and Asia Expo, ARTE will be divided into sections for visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts, a film festival, musical performances and an art market.

Curated by Ade Darmawan of Ruangrupa, the festival’s visual arts component will showcase contemporary paintings, sculpture, video and installations contributed by solo artists, galleries and art collectives.

“The exhibition will showcase works by young artists based on technology, which has become a new artistic strategy,” Ade said. “Installation art, object art, digital prints and videos are an artist’s attempt to see, reflect and maybe even criticize digitalized culture in a contemporary society.”

Ten Indonesian bands including Pure Saturday, White Shoes & The Couples Company, Float and The Trees & The Wild, will provide live music entertainment.

Indonesian chefs will also be on hand to tempt the masses. Molecular gastronomy expert Adrian Ishak and the duo behind Good For Eats, chefs Ivan and Nando, will put on live cooking demonstrations.

Movie buffs can get comfortable and enjoy film screenings throughout the festival of both Indonesian and foreign productions.

The selection has been made by film programer John Badalu and all feature films have been shown previously at prestigious festivals, such as Cannes, Venice and Busan.

“The films that will be shown during ARTE all focus on the subject of love, in its widest sense, presented through different perspectives in different cultures,” John explained. “One of my other conditions when choosing the films was that they all had to have a high artistic value.”

“We hope that the films we chose will provide the Indonesian audience with more insights and give them a high-quality alternative [to the usual blockbusters],” he added.

Movies will be screened at Cinema 21 at FX Mall in Senayan.

The opening flick, “Laura dan Marsha,” is a road movie shot in four different countries. Directed by Dinna Jasanti, it is being exclusively previewed at ARTE before its official release in cinemas in May.

The closing feature, “What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love,” is another local offering from Mouly Surya. The film, which puts into focus a school for blind people in Jakarta, was recently shown at the Sundance Festival, as well as the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu is expected to officially open the ARTE festival on Friday, followed by a contemporary dance performance by Fabas Art, in collaboration with Kikan Namara and Isha Hening.

“This is the first time an event like this has been staged,” said festival organizer Ayu Vibrasita. “We hope to be able to present this festival on a yearly basis, to provide a space in which artists and art enthusiasts have the opportunity to meet.”

Fuente: The Jakarta Globe / Foto: Kompas / Selección y adaptación: JLJM

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