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A Historical Perspective

DATE: Wednesday, 11th March


TIME: 10.00 am for 10.30 am start


PLACE: Meritz Condominiums, Jl Mayang, KLCC (Behind Avenue K)


COST: Members RM20, Guests RM30

Please join us this morning for an interesting lecture by Angela Naylor. We will be looking at The importance of Gold and Jewellery in the Malay kingdoms of peninsula Malaya, throughout history, the influences, workmanship and cultural significance of the unique and beautiful jewellery found in this part of world.


The tradition of precious metal manufacture in Malaysia is several thousand years old. The uniqueness of these objects and their superb designs tell of the rich multicultural tradition within Malaysia.  Looking at the designs on these objects we can find Malay, Chinese, Indian and Western influences.


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The Body Politic & the Body

DATE: Wednesday, 18th March 2020


TIME: 11.00 am for 11.20 am start


PLACE: Ilham Gallery Gift Shop 5th Floor, 8 Jl. Binjai



COST: Members RM20 (15 members only)

ILHAM Gallery and Singapore Art Museum (SAM) present ILHAM x SAM Project: The first collaboration between ILHAM and SAM, it explores the many facets of contemporary art and its genealogies in Malaysia. The Body Politic and the Body is conceived as a dialogue between works and features 7 artworks from SAM’s collection alongside a new commission, artwork adaptations and loans from Malaysian artists. 

As the title suggests, the body is central to the exhibition, which explores the tension between the socio-political body of Malaysian society, imagined as a collective entity, and the individual, subjective body. From SAM’s collection, the exhibition includes Recollections of Long Lost Memories by Ahmad Fuad Osman, Bayu Utomo Radjikin’s Lang Kacang, Dalam by Simryn Gill, The Voyage by Mohammad Din Mohammad, Quiet Rooms by Nadiah Bamadhaj, Redza Piyadasa’s iconic work May 13, 1969, and The Grand Phantom Narrates by Yap Sau Bin.

In response to these works in the exhibition is a commission of a performance piece by Chia Chuyia, as well as works on loan by chi too, Yee I-Lann, Hasanul Isyraf Idris, and Wong Hoy Cheong. They imagine the anxieties and subjectivities of the singular body as it is experienced in contemporary Malaysia, extending and engaging with convergent and divergent aesthetic expressions. 

This collaborative project seeks to reflect the broad landscape of art-making in Malaysia today, as well as address the lineages of those art historical trajectories. 


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