ILHAM Contemporary Forum (Malaysia 2009 – 2017)

ILHAM CONTEMPORARY FORUM (MALAYSIA 2009 – 2017)
21 May 2017 – 8 October 2017
Level 5 / Tingkat 5, Ilham Gallery. Menara Ilham, 8 Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur.

Launch of ILHAM Contemporary Forum: 20 May (Saturday), 6:30pm [ details ]
Curatorial Tour / Lawatan Bersama Kurator: 21 May (Sunday), 11am

ILHAM Contemporary Forum is a project exhibition which aims to explore what is currently happening in Malaysian arts and culture. Collaborative by nature, ILHAM has invited seven project curators — a range of professionals from various fields and positions, all under 39 — to select visual artworks and cultural projects, produced within the last eight years. This selection of over 35 artworks and cultural projects will be included in the Contemporary Forum exhibition.

The exhibition will serve as a prompt (rather than a survey exhibition) to discuss and debate what has been happening over the last few years in the local arts and cultural scene.

The seven guest project curators are Kat Rahmat, Mark Teh, Ridhwan Saidi, Ong Jo-Lene, Tan Hui Koon, chi too and Azzad Diah Ahmad Zabidi. The exhibition is facilitated by Gallery Director, Rahel Joseph, and guest facilitator, Lee Weng Choy. This exhibition is a pilot project which may become a regular platform for ILHAM.

The Contemporary Forum aims to be an experiment and to ask questions. It is a series of enquiries from the ground level — lateral conversation between different voices. This exhibition will be a starting point for other activities, from public forums to workshops, which will further explore what is contemporary art and culture in Malaysia today. After the public forums and workshops, ILHAM will produce a publication documenting the processes and the activities of The Contemporary Forum.

CURATORIAL TOUR

Gallery tour highlighting key works from the exhibition ILHAM CONTEMPORARY FORUM.

21 May, 11am

PAMERAN
THE ILHAM CONTEMPORARY PROJECT
MALAYSIA 2009 – 2017

The ILHAM Contemporary Forum, adalah sebuah projek terbaru dari Galeri ILHAM dengan pendekatan eksperimen meneroka dunia seni dan kebudayaan Malaysia, hasil gabungan professional jemputan dari pelbagai bidang dan jawatan, kesemuanya berumur di bawah 39 tahun, menghasilkan sebuah pameran seni.

ILHAM telah memilih tujuh kurator projek iaitu Kat Rahmat, Mark Teh, Ridhwan Saidi, Ong Jo-Lene, Tan Hui Koon, chi too dan Azzad Diah Ahmad Zabidi yang ditugaskan untuk mengenal pasti lima karya seni atau projek budaya yang telah dihasilkan di dalam lingkungan lapan tahun kebelakangan ini (“projek budaya” termasuk filem, fesyen, persembahan, komik, rekaan dan sebagainya). Pameran ini akan dikelolakan oleh Pengarah Galeri, Rahel Joseph, dan pengelola jemputan, Lee Weng Choy.

Pameran ini tidak bermaksud menjadi sebuah tinjauan aliran kontemporari, namun bertujuan untuk membuka ruangan debat dan perbincangan terhadap perkara-perkara yang berlaku di dalam dunia kesenian dan kebudayaan tempatan. Selain itu juga, ILHAM Contemporary Forum menggunakan pameran sebagai batu loncatan untuk mengembangkan lagi aktiviti-aktiviti seterusnya, dari forum umum sehingga bengkel, yang diharapkan dapat menjana lebih banyak lagi persoalan dan kajian terhadap dunia seni dan budaya Malaysia. Sebagai kesimpulan kepada pameran, forum dan bengkel yang diadakan, ILHAM akan menerbitkan sebuah buku yang mendokumentasikan segala proses dan aktiviti keseluruhan projek ini.

LAWATAN BERSAMA KURATOR

Lawatan yang dikendalikan kurator yang bertujuan memberi penerangan tentang pameran dan karya-karya penting di dalam pameran ILHAM CONTEMPORARY FORUM.

21 Mei, 11am

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