Weekly Picks: Malaysia (28 Jan –3 Feb 2019)

CounterCartographies Reading — Escobar’s Encountering Development, at Malaysia Design Archive,

An initiative to understand visual culture in relation to the politics of space, this monthly group tackles Chapter 2 of Arturo Escobar’s ‘Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World’. The chapter is titled ‘The Problematization of Poverty: The Tale of Three Worlds and Development.

Questions the group tackles this month includes the purpose of development, how poverty is defined, and the ways development intertwines with race, culture, gender, nation, and class in Malaysia. Read chapter 2 of this document before joining the reading group.

More info here.


10,000 Mosquito Hearts: A Solo Exhibition by Foo May Lyn, at OUR ArtProjects, 26 Jan – 17 Feb

Artist Foo May Lyn’s first solo show in Kuala Lumpur is a visual exhibition that retells the popular legend of Puteri Gunung Ledang as a contemporary epic. It features over 140 intricate drawings, as well as textiles and soft sculptures. The Puteri is said to have demanded outrageous dowries from the Sultan who wanted her hand in marriage. Did she? Who were the ordinary labourers who had to meet these demands for the Sultan? The exhibition is curated by fellow artist Sharon Chin.

More info here.

Izen Kong, at Bobo KL, 1–3 Feb, 9:30pm

Musical theatre performer Izen Kong takes the Bobo KL stage with songs from musicals and chart toppers from a wide variety of genres. Book a table: call 03 2092 5002.

More info here.


Locals Only! 2019, at TAKSU, 30 Jan – 23 Feb

An annual exhibition with artworks from public open-call submissions. Expect a mix of fresh art grads and established artists, featuring are Gan Tee Sheng, Trixie Tan, Nizam Rahmat, Fawwaz Sukri and many more. Opening reception is 30 Jan (Wednesday), 7:30pm–10:30pm — RSVP with kl@taksu.com by 29 Jan.

More info here.


Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition 2019, at Rimbun Dahan, 20 Jan – 3 Feb

A two-woman show by Rimbun Dahan resident artists — You Belong to Night by Wong Xiang Yi and Rojak Aesthetics by Chuah Shu Ruei. There will be a garden tour on 3 Feb (Sunday), 9am, hosted by Angela Hijjas. The gallery is open to public on weekends (10am–6pm), and on weekdays by appointment only with Xeem Noor at arts@rimbundahan.org.

Admission is free. More info here.


Traditional Music Demonstration, at intersection between Pasar Seni LRT & MRT Stations, 31 Jan, 5:30–7:30pm

A Japanese traditional music demonstration by Hiromu Motonaga and Azumi Yamano. The programme includes classic and modern music, in solo and duet performances by two established musicians.

More info here.


Shazia Mirza (UK), at Crackhouse Comedy Club, 1 Feb, 9pm

Shazia Mirza is an award winning comedian, born in Birmingham to Pakistani Muslim parents. Her 2016 show, The Kardashians Made Me Do It, received critical acclaim as she toured it across Europe.

More info here. Purchase tickets here.

For events in Penang this week, go to penang free sheet logo link.

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