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Weekly Picks: Malaysia (19–25 Nov 2018)

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KLEX 2018: Translucence, at various locations, 22–25 Nov

An independent artist-run grassroots international festival of experimental film, video art and music. It’s a good introduction to contemporary experimental cinema and regional creative works. Admission is free for the lectures, and by suggested donations for performances (RM10 film, RM30 music at RAW Art Space, RM90 music at Live Fact).

KLEX Festival schedule here. Facebook group. Film screenings schedule. Music performances.

 

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, at klpac, 22–25 Nov

A Puccini opera of love and heartbreak set in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1904. Presented by KL City Opera, this tells the story of a US Naval officer who marries a young Japanese woman and leaves her to return to US. There is a half-hour pre-performance talk before each show, except on Family Fun Day (24 Nov, Sat 3pm). Tickets begin at RM108.

More info here.

Tugu|Ugut, at PAM Centre, 15 Nov – 2 Dec

A solo  exhibition by Ajim Juxta, with 80 artworks comprising of text, drawings, paintings and sculptures across different floors of the iconic PAM Centre. The artworks are collaborations with the likes of Titikmerah Collective, NOWORNEVER, artists Syahbandi Samat and The Sliz, NomoonNofrens printmaking collective, and Artemis Art Gallery. There is a walk and talk sharing session with the artist and curator Sharmin Parameswaran 24–25 Nov, in conjunction with the exhibition and book launch of And/Or grab.

Official FB page here. Exhibition information here.

 

Clinton Chua & Pete Kallang: Tribute to Stevie Wonder, at No Black Tie, 22 Nov, 9pm

Pete Kallang and newcomer Clinton Chua present this tribute to Stevie Wonder in KL’s favourite jazz bar. Both artists originally hail from Sarawak. Pete’s smooth performances have a very jovial vibe to them, and he’s also known amongst fans as the vocal ‘prince of Borneo’ Admission is RM53.

More info here.

 

Somewhere Down The River, at Richard Koh Fine Art, 22 Nov – 15 Dec

A solo exhibition by Taiwanese artist Liu Hsin-Ying, presenting a series of paintings, drawings and video works. The opening reception will be held on 22 Nov (Thursday), 5 – 8pm.

More info here.

 

ProGRes: Peristiwa Di Zoo & Lelaki Marlboro, at Blackbox DPAC, 23–25 Nov

Two shows for the price of one, in this week’s offering from ProGRes. ProGRes is a continuing initiative to train new directors  by indie Malay theatre company Revolution Stage. The two shows, Peristiwa di Zoo (adapted from Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story), and Lelaki Marlboro (Marlboro Man, written by Khairunazwan Rodzy). Performance will be in Malay. RM53 per ticket.

Revolution Stage instagram. Tickets here.

 

What Makes a (Malaysian) Feminist Internet?, at Malaysia Design Archive, 25 Nov, 2:30pm

A short introduction into the Feminist Principles of the Internet, followed by conversation on what this means in a Malaysian context. Participants are expected to contribute to the discussion, and can familiarise themselves with the text first here.

Header image source. More info here.

 

InkQbate, at Fono, 24 Nov 8pm

Touted as a safe space for all kinds of performances, this new event takes on the familiar format of If Walls Could Talk: two featured acts, and many open mic slots. The first edition features poets Sheena Baharudin and Kimchi Lai. For the open mic, all acts are welcome, and InkQbate is currently taking registrations. Entry is RM15 (RM10 for students).

More info here.

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