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Onde Onde Open Mic

Gerakbudaya’s Onde Onde Open Mic is a new monthly multi-genre showcase of Malaysian secrets and narratives — with childhood snacks and discounts on selected fiction and poetry books. Gerakbudaya – ‘movement of cultures’ – is a community hub and bookstore…

Teater Modular

TEATER MODULAR is a series of original Malaysian playlets by Ridhwan Saidi. There will be 13 playlets overall. The playlets will be named playlet #1, playlet #2… until playlet #13 respectively. For each four playlets, it will be staged. The…

Art That Moves: Lim How Ngean

Art that Moves is an occasional series where we ask artists and other creative workers to reflect on artworks, performances or events that were personally important to them. Lim How Ngean (PhD) is a performance-maker, dramaturg and dance researcher. In recent…

Symposium: Librarians of The World, Unite!

This symposium is organised by Buku Jalanan, an open-air reading group that began in 2011, in the township of Shah Alam. With the aim to “bring books down from exclusive shelves and out to public spaces for all”, Buku Jalanan,…

Kata Terkesat Dilempar Estragon: Kritik!

Oleh Ridhwan Saidi (860 patah kata, 8-minit bacaan) I Ia bermula dengan saya tiba lambat ke Meeting of Writers/Critics/Reviewers in Performing Arts di Cafe White Sands, DPAC, Damansara. Di sekeliling meja sudah ada 13 orang membincangkan tentang perbezaan di antara ulasan…

To Biennale or Not To Biennale (Part I)

By Sunitha Janamohanan (2900 words, 30-minute read)   This is the first of a two-part essay on origins and rise of  biennales within the context of Malaysia’s aspirations for a world-class international visual art mega-exhibition. Read Part II here.  Part…