Public pro­grammes at Il­ham

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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.

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