Public programmes at Ilham
Ilham Conversations: Malay Magic And Divination Today, 2.30pm
A talk by Farouk Yahya from the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum on the ancient practices and histories involving Malay magic and divination in South-East Asia. There will be a dialogue session after the talk, moderated by Eddin Khoo, founder and director of cultural organisation Pusaka. Limited seats left. Seating is on a first come first served basis.
Ilham Public Lecture: Patrick Flores
July 22, 3pm
Manila-based art historian and curator Patrick Flores, professor of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, will be presenting a lecture titled Beautiful, Brutalist Imelda Marcos: Parks, Pageants, Photographs, Palaces next Saturday. The lecture revisits Imelda Marcos, First Lady of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, both as the patron of the arts and the persona that rendered the arts sensible in various ways. Register for this lecture at info@ilhamgallery. com.
Ilham Conversations: Student Power!
Aug 12, 3pm
Art activist Fahmi Reza will present his ongoing research into this under-documented period of Malaysian history in a multimedia Malay-language lecture that combines rare photos, video footage, newspaper reports, archival materials and interviews. Free admission.
Film screening: Antologi Filpen Roti
Aug 19, 3pm
A film screening of Antologi Filpen Roti (2017), a compilation of 10 short films made by the Wayang Budiman community, which has been inspired by the variants of local bread. This session will be moderated by Dr Norman Yusoff. Wayang Budiman is an initiative by the Centre of Film Studies and Appreciation. Free admission.
Ilham Music: Space Gambus Experiment
Aug 26, 3pm
Ipoh-based Space Gambus Experiment, led by multi-disciplinary artist Kamal Sabran, is an open source musical project and performing group whose experimental sound-making centres around the gambus with its unique sound frequency and its strong cultural significance. Free admission.
Ilham Conversations: Postcards From The South Sept 9, 3pm
Projek Keretapi Kita celebrates our living heritage by documenting it through pictures, videos, and interviews. Filmmaker Mahen Bala will be presenting stories from the project, the value of documenting oral history, and what lies ahead for Projek Keretapi Kita.