Museum dan Opini Politik

Beberapa minggu terakhir ini merupakan waktu genting dalam sejarah politik Amerika Serikat. Terutama setelah dikeluarkannya travel ban oleh Presiden Trump ke tujuh negara mayoritas muslim-Yemen, Somalia, iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan dan Syria, pada tanggal 27 Januari kemarin. Bagaimana museum-museum bereaksi terhadap executive order ini? Silahkan baca catatan saya mengenai isu ini di blog pribadi saya. 🙂 Advertisements Continue reading Museum dan Opini Politik

Exhibition Review: Take Me (I’m Yours) – Jewish Museum (Sept 16, 2016 – Feb 7, 2017)

Strolling around New York’s upper east side on one cold autumn day, I found myself accidentally visiting a really interesting exhibition in Jewish Museum (5th ave and 92nd st). The title of the exhibition is Take Me (I’m Yours), it was opened on September 16, 2016, and will be available for public until February 7, 2017. Continue reading Exhibition Review: Take Me (I’m Yours) – Jewish Museum (Sept 16, 2016 – Feb 7, 2017)

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2016 – Day Four: an inclusive festival?

And now, as I lounge lazily in between the festival session at a comfortable orange bean bag, surrounded by the soothing voices of rustling leaves on the trees and jazz music from a coffee both nearby, I’m filled with questions and curiosity. Why do Indonesians don’t attend an event like this? What is the real reason people rather check out the hip cafes and restaurants in Seminyak than coming to an event like this? And most importantly, what makes an inclusive festival and what does it mean to create an inclusive festival where people don’t have to feel intimidated to attend? Continue reading Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2016 – Day Four: an inclusive festival?

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2016 – Day One.

Ubud is magical but this festival enhanced the magic and the liveliness of Ubud by hundreds. The festival is advertised as a home for literature enthusiast to mingle in the joyful atmosphere of Ubud – and, it couldn’t be more true. In just one day, I’ve talked to many people – chat about Ubud, literature, arts and culture, and many things – a surprising circumstance for a reserved person like me whose brought up and raised in Jakarta where people think it’s weird to talk with strangers. Continue reading Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2016 – Day One.