Masa depan Batik | Future of Batik 

Exhibition by Sabine Bolk

at Erasmus Huis in Jakarta, Indonesia from 21 October 2023 until 20 January 2024

Masa depan Batik is the latest exhibition by Dutch artist and batik researcher Sabine Bolk. Bolk’s Batik journey started in 2009 at the same moment that Batik became the official UNESCO intangible heritage of Indonesia. Now after 14 years Bolk reflects on her journey to Batik and the journey of Batik. The work of different batik makers and their perseverance to keep this craft alive and future proof is showcased in this exhibition next to Bolk’s own work in the field of art, research and in close collaborations with researchers, batikmakers and artists.

Grand opening 21 October at 19.30h

Come meet the pembatiks that made the batiks featured in the exhibition;

Mbak Nurul Maslahah (Batang)
Ibu Ramini of KUB Srikandi (desa Jeruk)
Ibu Umriyah (Batang)
Mbak Eka of Lumintu Batik (Lasem)
Ibu Siti (Batang)
Ibu Widianti Widjaja of Oey Soe Tjoen (Pekalongan)

Pasar Batik on 22 October from 10 am – 16pm with Batik Fashionshow ‘Jagad Phoenix’ by Kabari

At the Pasar you find stall by:

Mbak Nurul Maslahah (Batang)
Ibu Ramini of KUB Srikandi (desa Jeruk)
Ibu Umriyah (Batang)
Mbak Eka of Lumintu Batik (Lasem)
Ibu Siti (Batang)

and Kesengsem Lasem with ready to wear Batik items

Talk & workshop research in Dutch databases by Sabine Bolk on 23 October at 18.30h at the Erasmus Huis library

The talk and workshop will focus on researching Batik through Dutch online database collection. Sabine Bolk will explain her research and give useful tips and tricks. In the workshop, you will try yourself, and in groups you will work on an assignment guided by Bolk using the databases and books at the library of Erasmus Huis.

Register here: bit.ly/EH-batikworkshop

Batikworkshop in collaboration with Museum Tekstil & Pembatik from the exhibition on 4 & 25 November

‘Paper sarong’ workshop for children by Sabine Bolk on 18 November

Artist Nidi Kusmaya will update the colours in our Natural Dye Lab in the exhibition – first blue on 21 October, other dates will be annouched soon