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Black Magic goes Public in Bali

by Bodrek Arsana In many homes in Bali, the mere mention of the word ‘léak’—meaning shape-shifting sorcerers or black magic practitioners—is taboo. But...

BATIK GARUTAN Koleksi Hartono Sumarsono

Garutan adalah istilah untuk menyebut kain batik yang dihasilkan di Garut, Jawa Barat, maupun yang dibuat di daerah lain dengan ciri-ciri yang khas garutan. Cirinya yang...

Photography in Indonesia (3)

By: Dalih Sembiring It’s in Fashion “I like taking all kinds of photography, except beauty photography; I fear of drooling [from staring at the models],”...

Gaby Bovelander (1931-2020)

Gaby Bovelander (1931-2020) “The camp is in my entire work” First major retrospective in the Nood-Veluws Museum, Nunspeet, Netherlands She died figuratively...

Craig Thomas Gallery

Craig Thomas Gallery will host a solo exhibition of figurative paintings by Saigon-based artist Lim Khim Ka Ty on 20 May 2022.  This will be Ka Ty’s second solo...

Book review in Dutch. Anne-Lot Hoek ‘De strijd om Bali. Imperialisme, verzet en onafhankelijkheid 1864-1950’

Anne-Lot Hoek De strijd om Bali. Imperialisme, verzet en onafhankelijkheid 1864-1950 De Bezige Bij, ISBN 978-94-031-5231-8. E 39,99 Als dit de opmaat is naar de...

De lange weg naar Cullaville (book review in Dutch)

Boris Kester De lange weg naar Cullaville Elmar, ISBN 978-90-389-2826-5. E 22,99 Reisboeken die voor de crisis zijn geschreven komen nog steeds uit. Kan dat nog wel, ze...

Images of a War

by Gert Oostindie Archives and libraries have formed the traditional habitat of the historian, but modern historical research also encompasses sources in other kinds of...

Revolusi! Indonesia Independent

The Rijksmuseum presents Revolusi! Indonesia Independent, from 11 February to 5 June 2022. The exhibition – curated by Dutch and Indonesian curators – offers...

The Cultural Politics of Childhood in Bangkok

Giuseppe Bolotta This fascinating study explores the daily lives, constraints and social worlds of children born in the slums of Bangkok. It examines how slum children...