My exhibition, Fixing Memory, opened last night, 23 Oct 2019, at the Alliance Francaise Kuala Lumpur, 15 Lorong Gurney. It will stay up till 16 December with a few tours, film screenings and drawing activities. Do drop by when you can. Read more
The cultural and architectural walk along Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur, this morning, started at the REXKL, after the screening of Victor Chin’s film, Moved out. There was a bigger group, then we had expected but we managed to enjoy looking at the history and cultural life…many surprises and hidden from street view…
A short film, a simple exhibition and a small but warm crowd at the opening of Moved Out at REX KL last night. There will be a conversation with the artist Sat 27 at 11am and a walk with the artist, along Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur, Sun 28 at 11 am The show goes on till 4 August. Do visit if you can. Please share.
To day, 4 May, is the 50 anniversary of the death of Lim Sun Seng, he was 23 years old. On that day he and some comrades from the Labour Party were out putting up political posters for the 1969 General Election in the Kepong area in Kuala Lumpur. There was an incident with the police when the group was putting up their posters and Lim was shot in the head from the back by the police. Lim’s death brought tens of thousands out on the streets of Kuala Lumpur on 9 May. Many of those who were marching behind the coffin that day was present today. There was also a book launch to commemorate the history of many of our Malaysian local heroes.
A group of friends and relatives at the cemetery
A moment of silence
The people at the cemetery
Fifty years ago the funeral in Kuala Lumpur street
The early shophouses of the 1920s/30s in Kuala Lumpur would look similar to this one at the cross roads of Jalan Sultan and Jalan Petaling. This is a painting of the building along No.18 Jln Sultan that i did 20 years ago. This vernacular architecture example will not make it as a Malaysian national heritage by the standards of the ruling powers but many will regard this as an everyday heritage, treasured only by the older residents of this area. This artwork is a commemoration of the people who help build the city with blood, sweat and tears.