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Beyond The Centhini Story
(Sisi Lain Serat Centhini)
a Photo Exhibition by Fendi Siregar

19-21 November 2009
Salihara Gallery
Jalan Salihara No. 16, Pasar Minggu
Jakarta Selatan 12520

Salihara Gallery hosted Fendi Siregar’s selected photographic works from his 3 years following the trail of the central characters in The Centhini Story, delving into the stories, locations and rituals. The exhibition featured 40 unpublished images from around 11,000 photos. In the end, it has become Fendi’s lifetime obsession in following the trails, with never ending new discoveries. The exhibition was curated by Asikin Hasan of Salihara Gallery.

Centhini 200 Years


22 January 2014

Coordinating Ministry for People’s Welfare Building
Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 3

Jakarta 10160

The Indonesian Heritage Trust (Badan Pelestarian Pusaka Indonesia) and The Coordinating Ministry of Social Welfare (Kemenkokesra) hosted a discussion to celebrate 200 years of Serat Centhini, the original text and inspiration for The Centhini Story. Serat Centhini dates back to 1814, it is an encyclopaedic work written by court scholars of the Surakarta royal palace in the form of poetry and songs.

The Javanese Journey of Life : The Centhini Story as told by Kestity Pringgoharjono
and sung by a Javanese Pesinden (traditional singer)


13 March 2014

Rumahku, Indonesian Heritage Society


The Indonesian Heritage Society, a non-profit organization established by the expatriate community aims to promote interest in and knowledge of Indonesia's cultural heritage, hosted a lecture by Kestity Pringgoharjono on The Centhini Story.




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