October Art Events Calendar

LISTYA MANOPO & LARASATI OETOMO on ART & CULTURE

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Is October the month of spook? In Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, it is not necessarily so.


Welcoming the fall season on the northern parts of the globe, October remarks the beginning of anything related to harvesting, gratitude, and mostly spook - thanks to the upcoming Halloween.

However, in some parts of Asia, October becomes the month of art. A number of highly-anticipated art festivals are coming our way this month, from something vogue like Singapore Fashion Week to the first-ever international music conference Archipelago Festival that will be held in SCBD, Jakarta, in mid-October. Are you now ready for some sense-pleasing experiences?

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL
October 4, 2017
Chinatown, Singapore

Head down to Chinatown, which is looking extra festive in welcoming the Mid-Autumn Festival, where artistic lanterns and traditional craftsmanship light up the night in beautiful colors.

INDONESIAN CONTEMPORARY ART & DESIGN (ICAD) 8
October 4 - November 15, 2017
Grand Kemang Hotel, Jakarta

The annual event of Yayasan Design + Art Indonesia is entering their 8th year since 2009. Other than artists than designers, numerous creative actors and cultural centers will also feature their current "essentialism" theme named - 'MURNI?'

AIDA
October 10-15, 2017
Hong Kong Cultural Center, Hong Kong

Verdi’s most famous opera, Aida, comes to Hong Kong at Hong Kong Cultural Center’s majestic Grand Theater, telling the timeless story of conflicting duties and patriotism. The cast features two of the opera world’s reigning Princess Aidas.

ARCHIPELAGO FESTIVAL
October 14-15, 2017
Soehanna Hall, SCBD, Jakarta

Music communities Sounds from the Corner and Studiorama are preparing the first ever international-scale music conference and talent festival in Indonesia. Everyone from every division of music industry will gather during the weekend event, ranging from veterans like Guruh Soekarnoputra to young, fresh talents in local music scene.

SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK
October 26-28, 2017
National Gallery, Singapore

Make sure your inner fashionista is channeled at this year’s Singapore Fashion Week, featuring the world’s best and Asia’s rising designers. All eyes on the runway!