The Suluk and Art Exhibition is an initiative by PCINU Belanda aimed at illuminating the richness of Suluk manuscripts, alongside other Nusantara Manuscripts, and cultural expressions. By unveiling manuscripts preserved in the Netherlands to the public for the first time, this exhibition, co-curated by Indonesian and Dutch experts, serves as a pivotal step in the decolonizing effort. It delves into Suluk’s significance, provenance, and intrinsic beauty, offering profound insights into Nusantara’s (Indonesia) ancient tradition.

Furthermore, the exhibition presents the artworks of four distinguished Indonesian painters—Jumaldi Alfi, Nasirun, Tisna Sanjaya, and KH. Mustafa Bisri (Gus Mus). It also includes “La Salaga,” reintroducing the visual-less narrative from an ancient manuscript by Louie Buana. Additionally, it showcases the efforts of the Nawasena team in recreating Batik Lasem and reclaiming the traditions of Lasem’s people. Visitors will also explore the collection of Irama Nusantara (, offering insights into the evolution of popular Islamic music in Indonesia from 1920 to the present day.

Come join us for a unique opportunity to meet and interact with two renowned Indonesian artists – Nasirun and Jumaldi Alfi. This in-person event will take place at the Museum Bronbeek. This event is part of the Art Exhibition “Story and Tension” organised by the Netherlands Special Branch of Nahdlatul Ulama (PCI NU Belanda). This exhibition is part of Festival Islam Kepulauan: The Voices of Archipelago on 4-20 May 2024.


Gus Mus

Advisor of the NU Executive Council



Tisna Sanjaya

Artist and Academia

Exhibition Catalog

Program Details

11:00 - 12:00

Diskusi dan Pengenalan Produk Santripreneur Sawit

Deskripsi Acara.

12:00 - 13:00
Traditional Dance: Tari Belibis

Traditional Dance: Tari Belibis

Aniadi Art

13:00 - 14:00
Traditional Dance: Tari Badinding

Traditional Dance: Tari Badinding

IWKI (Ikatan Wanita Kreatif Indonesia)

14:00 - 15:00
Music Performance

Music Performance

Fakhri Violin

Fakhri Violin will present some pieces of Indonesian National Songs, Folk/Traditional Songs as well as pop Muslim songs.

15:00 - 17:00
Cultural Dialogue: "World is part of Our Village"

Cultural Dialogue: "World is part of Our Village"


In this session, a well-known Indonesian vocalist and cultural figure, Sabrang (Noe Letto) will have a dialogue with the cultural figure who founded the Festival Lima Gunung, Tanto Mendut to talk about the role of villages and their communities in building world civilization.

17:00 - 18:00
Sarasuni ft. Yuta Kuroki

Sarasuni ft. Yuta Kuroki

Yuta Kuroki

Indonesian alternative-experimental music group, Sarasuni will present a collaborative performance with Japanese Dancer, Yuta Kuroki

18:00 - 19:00
Music/Band & Dance

Music/Band & Dance

Pesanggarahan Indonesia

19:00 - 20:00
Gamelan Widosari ft. Japanese Dancer & Musician

Gamelan Widosari ft. Japanese Dancer & Musician


Gamelan Performance by Michiel Niemantsverdriet (Gamelanhuis) and Renaldi Santoso will be collaborating with a Japanese Musician, Yukari Uekawa and Japanese Dancer, Yuta Kuroki

20:00 - 21:00
Gamelan Music

Gamelan Music

Waluyo Sastro Sukarno

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