Last Thursday and Friday, Noice Fest held a two-day music festival in Kuningan City. In a two-story carpark, the inaugural event brought international acts such as Rhye, Alina Baraz and The Paper Kites. Aside from overseas performers, Dipha Barus, Kimokal, Stars & Rabbit and Diskoria were some of the local acts that appeared on stage. Separated into two stages: A Sound Stage and A Noice Stage, artists performed their popular hits to the dancing crowd, who unwound themselves after a long day of work. Those who prefer to rest while waiting for their favourite acts were able to retreat to silent cinema corner with movies provided by Kinosaurus and Kolektif during the span of the festival.
Held in a two-story carpark in Kuningan City, Noice Fest brought international and local acts such as Rhye, Alina Baraz and Dipha Barus for a two-day music festival.
In this installment of Manual Excursion, we walk down the halls of the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics in downtown Kota Tua, where archives of historical paintings and ancient ceramic works commemorate the country’s bygone years.
It has not been long since the new normal took place, and Jakarta has already made its blaring comeback. Meanwhile, in Surakarta, things are a little quieter, and the sights—captured by Surakarta-based photographers Angga Baktif and Asy Shahid—narrate a slow life. With a string of unrest happening around the world, many wish to make do the anguish with a moment of repose.
It has been a rollercoaster ride for e-commerce businesses amidst the pandemic. While increased demands and engagements may look like silver linings, there are also setbacks that further shape the new normal for e-commerce. We take a look at online businesses, from market leaders to independent brands, in how they’re readjusting the nature of their work under the shadow of the pandemic.
As businesses opt for ways to adapt while staying true to their ethos, we seek insights from local brands and creative individuals, who are switching gears to the virtual world with interactive contents and collaborative campaigns as their game plan.
Museum MACAN launched its first-ever Arisan Karya, an art auction programme to support local artists where buyers did not simply purchase the artwork they covet—it was done by random raffle. From the pool of 103 artists involved in this first edition, we talked to four artists: Agan Harahap, Anton Ismael, duo Irfan Hendrian and Rega Rahman and Dina Angeliana Pane to reveal the intrigues of their artworks.
For a city as busy as Jakarta, how has living one metre apart affected its people? From bringing families together again to learning how some fare in times of uncertainty, physical distancing has taught us the importance of taking care of oneself, mentally and physically in the constant presence of housemates and family during a lockdown.