Weekly Picks: Malaysia (2–8 July 2018)

Damansara International Arts Festival (DIAF), DPAC, 3–15 July
In conjunction with the fifth anniversary of performing arts space DPAC, DIAF features two weeks of music, puppetry, dance, theatre and more. Many shows feature international performers. I recommend Malaysia’s Adab Berguru by BaiZam Generation, featuring three generations of dynamic wayang kulit tok dalang performers in one show — the youngest, Kamarul Baihaqi, is only 7-years-old. Tickets begin at RM55.

PULSE is gaining attention, as Carlos Garcia Estevez of Manifesto Poetico (France)  is working with notable names from the Malaysian performing arts, including Jo Kukathas, Kathyn Tan, and Alfred Loh.

More info below:

Damansara International Arts Festival (link)

Adab Berguru, DPAC, 7–8 July, 5pm (link)

PULSE, DPAC, 5–8 July, 8pm (link)

Think City Talks: Placemaking, PAM, 2 July, 7pm
Learn more about what it takes to make a “space” a “place”. Features three urbanist speakers — Nani Kahar of labDNA (Publika/Iskandar Puteri), Anwar Mohamed of One Works and Hans Karssenberg (editor and co-curator of The City at Eye Level series).

RSVP is full, but about 20 walk-in seats remain — so get there early. Free admission

More info here.

Ong Jo-Lene: Coloniality, Modernity and Museum Futures, Malaysia Design Archive, 7 July, 7:30pm

Independent visual arts curator Ong Jo-Lene presents an exploration of transcultural modernism from a comparative perspective. The comparison looks at how Euro-American and Southeast Asian art institutions make sense of coloniality and modernity — through the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and National Gallery Singapore.

More info here.

The Modern Seniman : The Fate of Art & Culture in Malaysia, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, 7 July, 2pm

Exploring the artistic landscape of Malaysia through a forum. Topics include the soul of Malaysia, challenges faced in art and culture, and how to move forward. This forum is preceded by an exhibition debate between ranked Malaysian debaters. Free Admission.

More info here.

Overthink 想多了- A Solo Exhibition of Lim Heng Swee, Iron River Studio + Coffee, 7–22 July

Simple, lovable and Insta-worthy, this exhibition by Lim Heng Swee of ilovedoodle is named Overthink 想多了, in recognition that overthinking is an artform of creating problems that do not exist. Lim transforms these ideas into illustrations with a positive spin.

More info here.

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