Art Yogyakarta

Street art, underground worship, and zero productivity in Yogyakarta

In my last trip to Yogyakarta, still deadline-riddled, I figured I might as well give myself a taste of what I decided will be my big goal for 2017: full-on remote work.

Easier said than done, it turns out.

Jogja is a little too distracting with its one-and-a-half-way streets, cafes and galleries, never-ending art exhibitions, and street art in practically every corner. The city’s creative atmosphere is just intoxicating.

I’ve always found that certain images specific to a place say a lot about its people, culture, and way of life…Sharing some of the snaps I’ve collected…

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The vibrant street art scene here in Jogja is making me feel like a kid on Christmas morning. There are visual treats everywhere! #jogjahits #streetartjogja #murals #graffiti #journodiaries

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Visual feast on every corner. R and I stumbled upon an underground mosque near the Sultan’s water palace, which was a pretty interesting surprise.

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Also visited a number of contemporary art galleries and met up with artists, curators and writers R met during a symposium—I find these interactions stimulating. On the plane from Jogja to Singapore, head was buzzing with different ideas for a book!

Anyway…obviously heart wasn’t too keen on squeezing in work between hours of walking around the city.

Lesson no. 1 on remote work: Stay long enough for the holiday haze to clear. Otherwise, productivity? FUGGEDABOUDIT.

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