Potato Head x VICE - Launching VICE Indonesia, Bali-style

VICE Indonesia and Potato Head joined forces to host a two-day blowout in the tropical beachfront setting of Potato Head’s Bali beach club. The “Weekender” party, held on July 1 – 2, featured headline acts, DJ Harvey (Los Angeles) and Trevor Jackson (London) on the Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Legendary British veteran of the electronic scene, DJ Harvey returned to the beach club for the first time after his epic set at the official Grace Jones afterparty. A cult favourite, known for his immense eight-hour long sets and leftfield track selections, Harvey has been at the forefront of the UK club scene since the ’80s and his infamous Moist parties. Meanwhile, London-based DJ, producer and visual artist Trevor Jackson has contributed to music in many ways, founding the iconic OUTPUT RECORDINGS, designing highly acclaimed record sleeves and throwing down bold metal dance sets.

 

Some of Indonesia’s best musical talent laid down their own signature sounds to support, including beach club resident Dea (Bali), live music from ISLAND OF THE GODS (Bali), Zatua (Bali), Yogyakarta duo Senyawa, Jakarta’s disco revivalists Pleasure as well as a DJ set from Potato Head’s own Seabass (Bali). Entry was free before sunset, the ideal time to take a look at the exclusive VICE Poster exhibition.

Opening three days before the Weekender Party, the exhibition was open for public viewing at Potato Head Bali’s new gallery space, located in our retail avenue. Fine contemporary art pieces by leading Indonesian or Indonesia-based creatives made up the debut exhibition, featuring 15 original and diverse artworks by 12 artists.

 

Cartoonish pop-art-like pieces by Wedhar Riyadi, surreal dreamscapes from Fajar Domingo, tropical illustrations courtesy of Stevie Anderson and haunting monochromes by Ade Deni Ramdani were among some of the striking highlights. Also featuring was work by Iyas Lawrence, VICE Indonesia’s award-winning art director and photojournalist; Ageless Galaxy, a brand inspired by outer space and exploration; Lexi, an Australian artist drawing inspiration from the mystery and mysticism of Indonesia; Ykha Amelz, an Indonesian illustrator whose work has featured in Elle, NYLON and Harper’s BAZAAR; Makna Creative, Indonesia’s first instagram focused agency; Thebearland (Bima Rizqi) an art director with a diverse artistic style traversing black & white street photography, graphic communication, psychedelic art, collage making and more; Sarita Ibnoe, an experimental art alchemist; and Sanchia, a Jakarta illustrator who puts pen to paper as her own unique form of anger management therapy.

Following the official opening on Thursday 28 June, the collection will run for two months, open for public viewing every day.