Asia House launches “Indonesia Inspired” – October

During October 2008 – as part of the annual Connecting Cultures Series – Asia House presents Indonesia Inspired, a festival showcasing some of the most influential and exciting contemporary arts of Indonesia. This is the first event of its kind in the UK and the biggest Indonesian contemporary festival for many years.

Each year, under the umbrella of the Connecting Cultures Series, Asia House showcases the contemporary face of an Asian country through its food, film, art, fashion and design. These popular festivals attract a diverse and enthusiastic mix of local and Asian audiences.

Indonesia Inspired will run from 9 to 29 October at Asia House and will feature talks by Indonesia’s most famous culinary expert William Wongso; award-winning film director Nan Achnas; architect and former director of the Indonesian History Museum Soedarmadji Damais; and renowned fashion designer Josephine Komara (Obin), founder of BIN House.

Indonesia is one of the largest and most culturally and ethnically diverse countries in the world, with one of the fastest growing and vibrant economies in South-East Asia.

Indonesia Inspired is presented in collaboration with Kestity Pringgoharjono of Preserve Indonesia and with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, London.

Charlotte Pinder, Chief Executive, Asia House commented:
“Indonesia is home to some of the world’s most talented contemporary food, film and fashion designers. I’m thrilled that the Asia House Connecting Cultures Series is able to bring such a vibrant and exciting programme to the
attention of Asia lovers in the UK.”

Betty Yao, Programme Director, Asia House commented:
“Asia House is delighted four such prominent speakers are able to participate in Indonesia Inspired. I hope the UK audience will not miss the opportunity to come, meet and be inspired by them.”

Kestity Pringgoharjono, President, Preserve Indonesia commented: “I am thrilled to be working with Asia House to showcase contemporary Indonesia. I hope that it will provide a dynamic perspective of Indonesia in the UK.”

Region: All
Venue: Asia House
Venue Address: 63 New Cavendish Street, London
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Available
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