Happenings

Make Singapore Great Again?

06 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

Everything Will Be GREAT Again is a survey of Singaporean artist Jeremy Hiah's output from the last few years. One of the highlights in the exhibition, a distinct woodcut print was completed on the day, Donald Trump, the new president was inaugurated in the United States this year, with his promises to Make America Great Again

But far from glorifying the triumphalism of victorious regimes in control, Hiah takes a trenchant dig at social justice or the lack of it in our social systems, as well as human foibles which perpetuate intolerance and inequity.

Tokyo's Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia, 1980s to Now

05 Jul 2017 to 23 Oct 2017

The exhibition, Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia, 1980s to Now, is organised by the National Art Center, Tokyo, as well as the Mori Art Museum and Japan Foundation Asia Center. 

The show commemorates the 50th anniversary of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) by showcasing the region's contemporary art. It is regarded as one of the largest Southeast Asian contemporary art exhibitions in history.

Vietnamese Art Today by Wang Zineng

07 Jul 2017

Organised by Art Agenda S.E.A, Vietnamese Art Today is a brunch talk led by Wang Zineng to conclude the exhibition entitled Departures: Intersecting Modern Vietnamese Art with R. Streitmatter-Tran.

The talk will give a broad introduction to the history and market of Vietnamese art and focuses on the exciting possibilities and challenges in collecting Vietnamese art as well as the future prospects of its market.

ILHAM public lecture: Patrick Flores

22 Jul 2017

The ILHAM Public Lecture series with renowned art historians, scholars and researchers in collaboration with the Visual Art Program, Cultural Centre, University of Malaya is part of ILHAM gallery aims to promote a greater understanding of modern and contemporary art.

Contemporary Forum essay competition

16 Jul 2017

As one of the aims of the Contemporary Forum is to promote critical discourse on arts and culture in Malaysia, ILHAM is organising a competition for the best essay by a younger writer about the Contemporary Forum — its themes, its two exhibition hangs and its process. The competition is open to Malaysians under 39, and essays can be written in either Malay or English. 

To Enter the Competition

ILHAM conversations: Malay Magic and Divination

16 Jul 2017

In Southeast Asia, there is a strong belief in the spirit world. There is a need to appease nature spirits, to seek protection against spirits, and to invoke deities for help. Supernatural powers are surrounded by complex beliefs that find expression in rites designed to contact and control them. Thus, spells, talismans and magical diagrams are used in various aspects of human life such as health, economic activities, and personal matters.

ILHAM public forum: Meet the Curators

15 Jul 2017

In this public forum, ILHAM Contemporary Forum project curators will share their thoughts on the project, and engage audiences with their observations and opinions on the work on display, the themes and contexts as well as the underlying conditions of contemporary Malaysian art and culture.

ILHAM conversations: A Bit of Culture BFM 89.9

08 Jul 2017

In 2007, a new local independent radio station was born — BFM 89.9, focused on business news and current affairs. BFM completely changed the face of radio and broadcasting in Malaysia through its championing of rational, evidence-based discourse in its programming. ILHAM hosts BFM’s programme, A Bit of Culture where presenter Kam Raslan and his two guests Sharaad Kuttan and Bernice Chauly will take a look at three topics from the wide world of the arts, creativity and pop culture.

Aspects of Life & Nature by Heng Eow Lin

02 Jul 2017 to 04 Aug 2017

Veteran local artist Heng Eow Lin's latest solo exhibition, Aspects of Life & Nature, comprises nine sculptures and 24 paintings.

His paintings focus on lovers, sensual females, parent-child compositions as well as buffaloes and goats.
    
His sculptures relate to mother-child figures, women and  "The Kiss".

The artworks range in size from 25cm by 21cm to 122cm by 244cm and prices are from RM2,000 to RM50,000.

The sculptures range in dimensions from 16cm by 27cm by 16cm to 46cm by 15cm by 13cm and prices are from RM12,000 to RM60,000 .

KEN Gallery debuts with 3 shows

08 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

Over 100 paintings from the collection of prominent property developer Datuk Kenny Tan will be exhibited at KEN Gallery, the latest art space in Kuala Lumpur.