By NABILA AZLAN
Believe it or not, we’re in March! Soon, the first quarter of year 2022 will come to a close. We hope you’ve had a blast with these weekly suggestions of events and happenings by BASKL. More are set to come!
NAKED: Raw Clay of Sarawak (March 3 – 20)
This exploration into the understated realm of pottery is divided into three categories: prehistoric, heritage and contemporary. Initiated by Garden Craft Co. at the Sarawak Steamship Building, this event is a showcase of how clay and ceramic continue to add intrigue into our lives on a daily basis, complete with an installation inspired by the stalactites found in the Niah Caves. Discover more at Instagram.
Recrafting Stories: a decolonial pursuit (March 2 – 20)
How have history and time shaped who we are today? Dia Guild presents this special exhibition and event series to uncover decolonialism in the context of craft and artisanship. A collaboration with Small Shifting Space, the narration will change each week over the span of three weeks, in order to welcome more discourse on the subjects. Entry is free. Dia Guild’s Instagram has all the details you need.
Moving on to some visual and performing arts:
The Swordfish, Then the Concubine (Mar 10 – 13)
There are so many layers to this one. Performed in Mandarin, this show has poetry, politics, mythology, even theatrics… the whole package! With the ambition of playwright Kee Thuan Chai for Pentas Project, comes the modern iteration of the classic chapters in Sejarah Melayu. Be delighted by the Gamelan folk music presented by Orang Orang Drum Theatre in this performance too! Tickets start at RM48. Purchase here.
LOVE LIFE MUSIC: Brendan De Cruz Live in Concert (Mar 12)
The singer-songwriter is back at it! Local indie hero, Brendan De Cruz, will be taking the stage at PJPac for one night only so make sure you don’t miss this. What will the atmosphere be like, and who will be accompanying him on stage? That’s something for you to find out… live! Tickets start at RM78, click here to purchase.
Self-Evident (Feb 15 – March 11)
Syahmi Jamaluddin’s second solo exhibition is a dive into his brain, reviewing balance, change and the effects of the pandemic. Housed at Core Design Gallery, this would be your final week to catch Syahmi’s work. For more info, head to the gallery’s Instagram.
And don’t forget, March 8 is International Women’s Day! Time to celebrate women in the arts! Here’s a playlist to complement the occasion:
Feature image is of Syahmi Jamaluddin’s solo show, taken from Instagram @coredesigngallery.