Savis Tea: A Showcase of Indonesia’s Rich Tea Bounty

The artisan tea products that combines tradition, art and technology to support a natural and healthy lifestyle. Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world next to water. It is heavily steeped in interesting traditions and cultures across the globe, especially Indonesia to having a cup in daily life either to warm the routines,

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Ancient Javanese Indigo Batik Explored in Zahir Widadi’s New Book

Indonesia commemorates National Batik Day every 2 October after UNESCO designated batik as a Humanitarian Heritage for Oral Tradition and Intangible Culture. In order to celebrate the day, there are many activities held to reinforce batik as Indonesian culture and heritage during the month, one of them is about natural-dyed indigo batik.  In October, the Indonesian Heritage

Invented History and Remembrance of Being

Srisasanti Gallery’s solo exhibitions of Ida Bagus Putu Purwa: Remembrance of Being and Iskandar Fauzy: Sejarah yang Ditemu-Ciptakan (Invented History),  are running from 22 October – 11 December 2022 at Tirtodipuran Link, Yogyakarta. Remembrance of Being showcases the 12 latest artworks of Ida Bagus Putu Purwa which depict dreams, memories, and reflections from things that have and will

Putu Oka Sukanta Receives The UWRF 2022’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The legendary poet and writer Putu Oka Sukanta has been named the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for his incredible contribution to literature and his lifelong writing. | Photos Ubud Writers & Readers Festival The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) is here again, after two years of being held online and

“Constellations of Being”, A Family Story of Sinta Tantra

Known for her fascination with colour and composition, Sinta Tantra’s work is an experiment in scale and dimension, a hybrid of pop and formalism, an exploration of identity and aesthetics. Her new series of works, “Constellations of Being”, is being held at Wisma 46, Jakarta until 30 September,and is  presented by ISA Art & Design.

Behind the Proclamation of Indonesia’s Independence

Proclamation: We the people of Indonesia hereby declare the independence of Indonesia. Matters concerning the transfer of power, etc., will be carried out in a conscientious manner and as speedily as possible.  Djakarta, 17 August 1945. In the name of the people of Indonesia, Soekarno – Hatta. The red-and-white flag, ‘Sang Merah Putih’, was raised

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Theresia Agustina Sitompul: A Printmaking Artist Presents Kembara Biru

Museum MACAN in collaboration with UOB announced their latest art space for children titled Kembara Biru (Traveling Blues) to encourage them to take a pause and a break from their digital screens, and find joy in making things with their hands. The exhibition invites children and families to explore the meaning of ‘home’ with artist

How Can Indonesia’s Indigenous Wisdom Save the Forest?

The indigenous group of Dayak Iban, West Kalimantan, have a commitment to protect the forest as their source of livelihood. In the midst of the climate crisis and for their efforts to manage and protect their forests sustainably, the community was awarded an Equator Prize 2019 together with 22 other local and indigenous communities across

Going Offline by Desi Anwar

The online life that provides many benefits is not supposed to eliminate us from our pleasure of life now and interact with the physical world. The online life that provides many benefits is not supposed to eliminate us from our pleasure of life now and interact with the physical world. It is supposed to make

Farhan Siki: How a Street Artist Keeps the Inspiration Alive Amidst the Pandemic

As we’re still struggling to get out of the Covid-19 outbreak, we’re forced to find ways to survive from this uncertain condition and towards the new era, including the artists. Photos by Farhan Siki/NOWJAKARTA After presenting his monumental artworks about restlessness in the city at the Jogja Art Fair (ArtJog) 2009 and wowed some art

‘Lumbung’ is Introduced as Artistic Direction for Kassel’s Documenta 15 in 2022

Recently, the team of artistic directors of Documenta 15, ruangrupa introduced ‘Lumbung’ as the working title that will encapsulate the direction of artistic during 100 days of exhibition from 18 June to 15 September 2022. Photo courtesy of ruangrupa/NOW!JAKARTA Since ruangrupa was selected as the artistic director of the sizeable art exhibition Documenta 15 in

Redesigning Tourist Village: Necessary or Not?

The worldwide outbreak of Covid-19 has brought the world to a standstill, and tourism has been the worst affected of all major economic sectors. Many operators and tourism industry players have started and been preparing to redesign their business when the pandemic ends. NOW!JAKARTA A tourist village or rural tourism is a way to improve the

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