Saturday, 27 August 2016

Folktales Throughout the Ages

Welcome to another edition of artsy adventures with the Brilia sisters! Please, please, come in. This was actually the exhibition before the last post—which I just realise you probably couldn't read if you didn't understand Bahasa—but as per the occasion, I thought this one could be postponed until the end of the month. A couple weeks ago my sister and I went to see the Negeri Dongeng Nusantara exhibition held by The Children's Books Lover Group (KPBA) at Dia.lo.gue art space. My sister used to be an active volunteer for KPBA and knew some of the people quite well but since work got a lot busier, she found it difficult to contribute anymore. We're still both very much in love with children's books, though, hence our coming to this show. The exhibition shows various illustrations of various Indonesian folktales throughout the ages, since the colonial era until very recent time. KPBA has also published dozens of children's books, which you can purchase at the art space's gift shop.

vintage shirt // thrifted skirt + loafers // hand-me-down purse // outfit photos by Akita

It was also our first time visiting the Dia.lo.gue artspace, which is known to hold various artistic events—and the most hipster place to be. Not only an exhibition space, it is also equipped with a cafĂ©, which takes up most of the building. Unfortunately, our first impression of the place isn't a positive one. We waited for a good while before the waiters went to take our orders, which they did with less than a pleasant face. I mean, we get it, we're quite possibly not hipster enough or whatever, but it really put us off going there willingly again—if it wasn't for the number of artistic events they will no doubt hold again. The food is, thankfully, quite tasty with reasonable prices, so it wasn't a complete loss. Have you been visiting an exhibition/new place to eat lately? What was your experience like? Do tell!

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