Author Archive

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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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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Engaging Theatre V, by Front Row, The Bigger Picture, BFM

The Other Designers

The people working behind the scenes do a lot more than credit is given. From their designs–the set, the costumes, the lights, the sound–the performance comes into being realizing the potential glory imagined only in rehearsals.

18 August 2017

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