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Weekly Picks: Malaysia (26 Nov – 2 Dec 2018)

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Symposium – How Easily Modernism Could Be Disturbed, at ILHAM Gallery, 1 Dec, 10am–6:30pm

A symposium in conjunction with the Latiff Mohidin: Pago Pago (1960–1969) exhibition in the gallery. The entire programme looks interesting — conversations included discussions between writer Pauline Fan and ILHAM Gallery director Rahel Joseph; writer Goenawan Mohamad and art critic Lee Wheng Choy; and art critic TK Sabapathy with art academic Simon Soon. The symposium concludes with a reading by the artist Latiff Mohidin himself.

Admission is free. Registration is compulsory: info@ilhamgallery.com. More info here.
Image (courtesy of ILHAM Gallery): Latiff Mohidin, PROVOKE, 1965, Acrylic on board, 90 x 120 cm

 

Projek K3: Season 3, at Lot’ng Arts Space, 29 Nov – 2 Dec

A platform to promote original writing, this showcase brings 4 new original plays written by women to the stage. These four stories aim to be a combined emotional journey as we look at life through daily experiences. Tickets are RM20 (preview & matinee), and RM35.

More info here.

Sweatheart No 3, at Lit Books, 30 Nov, 8:30pm

True stories told live by amateur and veteran storytellers on offer in this indie bookstore. There isn’t a theme this time, but perhaps that will be the best way to let some of the more obscure interesting stories to surface.

More info here.

Obscene Presence of Absence: A Group Exhibition, at OUR ArtProjects, 30 Nov – 15 Dec

OUR ArtProjects closes the year with a group exhibition by Filipino artists Jason Montinola, Kaloy Sanchez, Lec Cruz, and Luis Santos. The artists explore human nature through the use of abandoned and desolate spaces.

More info here.

Gallery Weekend KL, various locations and dates.

Gallery Weekend KL events descend upon us this week. You can try Experiencing Pudu Jail’s Graffiti, an exhibition by Dr K Azril Ismail of images taken in 2002–03, in Badan Warisan Malaysia (1 Dec – 28 Feb). Wonder: A Story Exhibition is a typographic design exploration of nursery rhymes by Huruf and Ejin Sha in Ruang at 2HK (29 Nov – 4 Dec). For those keen on smart collecting practices, follow the panel discussion on Emerging Practices & Platform moderated by Jeniffer Pratt from Artsy at Islamic Arts Museum (1 Dec, 3pm). The panel on Multi-View on Malaysian Art will discuss development, reality and aspirations in Malaysian creative culture in the National Art Gallery Auditorium (30 Nov, 5pm).

Admission to events is free (panels require registration). Main website here.

Publika Street Circus, at Publika, 30 Nov

The inaugural Publika Street Circus promises 3 days of entertainment from street circus performers, local and international (including Argentina, Uruguay, Taiwan, Hong Kong & South Korea). Expect acrobatics, juggling, magicians and more. Admission is free.

More info here.

G L A S S: Self-Titled, at Live Fact, 1 Dec, 8:30pm

Glass is a four-piece post-rock outfit with catchy hooks laid within an ambient wall of sound. They will be launching their debut album (RM50). You can preview videos of their music here. Opening acts are Skits and Milo Dinosaur. Admission is RM25.

More info here.

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