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Yogyakarta Culture Festival to return online and offline in late September

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, September 11, 2020  /  11:06 am
Yogyakarta Culture Festival to return online and offline in late September

A daring performance from the Jogja Fire Dance Foundation during Malioboro After Midnight, part of the Mulanira Malyabhara pre-event performances of FKY 2019. (JP/Bambang Muryanto)

Amid the still alarming pandemic, the 2020 Yogyakarta Culture Festival (FKY) will be held online and offline for six days on Sept. 21 to 26.

The annual event usually runs for up to three weeks.

According to FKY president director Paksi Raras Alit, this year's festival will highlight Mulanira 2: Akar Hening di Tengah Bising (Mulanira 2: Silent Roots amid the Noise) as its theme, which is a follow-up to the 2019 edition. The word mulanira is taken from an ancient Javanese word, wiwitan, which means origin.

“The big theme of FKY 2020 is to introduce all kinds of Yogyakarta culture and their challenges, and how they adapt to the pandemic,” Alit said on Monday as quoted by

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The festival is scheduled to feature four main activities, namely a visual art exhibition, performance programs, art competitions and a culture festival market. 

FKY creative director Gintani Nur Apresia Swastika said the visual art exhibition, which boasts works by 33 artists across different art media, will be centered at Sonobudoyo Museum and open to registered and mask-donning visitors every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Art enthusiasts can also opt to explore it virtually at 

Among the artists involved in the festival include Kunto Aji, Landung Simatupang, Lintang Kenalirangkaipakai, Anter Asmoro Tedjo, Jamaluddin Latif, Wasis Tanata, Sinten Remen and Endah Laras. (gis/kes)

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