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Jean Couteau

Country: France / Indonesia

Jean Couteau publishes extensively on a variety of genres and topics in French, English, and Indonesian. He writes art books, books, and columns on Balinese culture and is best known in Indonesia for his regular columns in the Sunday edition of Kompas. He obtained a Doctorate in art history and art in Bali from a French university in 1986. With Eric Buvelot, he recently published a new book, Bali 50 Years of Changes which uniquely presented as a conversation between Eric and Jean about socio-cultural evolutions that Bali has experienced in the last half-century. 

Supported by the Institut Français d’Indonésie

Jean Couteau menerbitkan secara ekstensif pada berbagai genre dan topik dalam bahasa Prancis, Inggris, dan Indonesia. Dia menulis buku seni, buku, dan kolom tentang budaya Bali dan terkenal di Indonesia karena kolom regulernya di Kompas edisi Minggu. Ia memperoleh gelar Doktor dalam sejarah seni dan seni rupa di Bali dari sebuah universitas Perancis pada tahun 1986. Bersama Eric Buvelot, Ia baru-baru ini menerbitkan sebuah buku baru, Bali 50 Tahun Perubahan yang secara unik disajikan sebagai percakapan antara Eric dan Jean tentang evolusi sosial budaya yang dimiliki Bali. dialami dalam setengah abad terakhir.

Didukung oleh Institut Français d’Indonésie

Appearing in

Main Program | Bali, 50 Years of Change

Jean Couteau and Eric Buvelot discuss Bali, 50 Years of Changes – A Conversation with Jean Couteau, translated from French by Diana Darling, looking back at Bali since the 1970s, …

Book Launch | Demokrasi pada Era Digital

The digital revolution affects all aspects of human life. Economic patterns and structures all over the world have been upended by the rise of unicorns and even decacorns. Since COVID-19, …

Special Event | Ubud Story Walks: Lempad’s Legacy

Ubud Story Walks organizes historical walking tours for curious travelers in Ubud. Passionate about charting genuine experiences inspired by Bali’s unique history, all tours are led by certified Balinese guides. …


Jean Couteau invites you to a discussion with the author of Bali, 50 Years of Changes: A Conversation with Jean Couteau, Eric Buvelot, about how otherness and nationalism have evolved …