Arts Space

Ilham Contemporary Forum : The conversation is on. Where are the writers?

These conversations will be taking place in Malaysian visual arts in 2017. What would be the outcomes? What findings will be revealed from these conversations? That’s where art-writing comes in. Anyone who is keen to contribute a piece of writing or two, just email me at r@richardchua.info.

1 October 2017

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Ilham Contemporary Forum

“ILHAM’s newly launched pilot project, ILHAM CONTEMPORARY FORUM, is an experimental programme that aims to explore what is currently happening in Malaysian arts and culture by inviting a range of professionals from various fields and positions, all younger than 39, to collaboratively curate an exhibition of recent artworks and cultural projects. ILHAM…

25 September 2017

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Engaging Theatre VI, Front Row, The Bigger Picture, BFM

Why Theatre?

In the last of the series, the practitioners share not only why they themselves practice theatre but also its relevance and historical significance in creating this safe and sacred space. Theatre and play are the counterpoints to ‘adult’ sobriety and seriousness. Play connotes not only the opposite of work, but also innocence, pleasure and creativity.

15 September 2017

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Feminism and women artists in Indonesian Contemporary Art

“As a child browsing through her grandfather’s book of the Sukarno art collection, Wulan Dirgantoro grew up with a very classical image of Indonesian art. When she started university she began to “unlearn” those images and relearn them through more critical eyes. It was precisely in those formative years that…

23 August 2017

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Dear, Readers

Editor Richard Chua wishes you a pleasant reading experience.

22 August 2017

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马来西亚剧场里跨语言之必要

要推广马来西亚剧场是否得要从演出的语言开始?另外,更为关键的,戏剧的语言是否要明确清楚注是英语剧场、华语剧场、马来语剧场,或是以不同方言呈献的?语言之间的隔阂是否是个问题。编辑蔡两俊 (Richard Chua) 针对这个问题作了个思考。

22 August 2017

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FEAR OF OTHER LANGUAGES: ONE STEP AWAY FROM “MALAYSIAN” THEATRE?

Mia Sabrina Kahadir of ARTERI discussed her observations after attending a critics forum organised by Chinese theatre association ASLI. This article was first published on Arteri (https://www.arteri.com.my/2017/01/25/fear-of-other-languages-one-step-away-from-malaysian-theatre)

22 August 2017

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