Author: Sukhbir Cheema

Shakespeare play in 16-Bit? Whut??

Image credit klpac Fancy enjoying Shakespeare through the nostalgic lens of 90’s video games? You know, ala Mortal Kombat and Chrono Trigger? Presented by the Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat, 16-Bit Coriolanus takes place in a modern post-war setting. The story centres on Roman general Caius Marcius who had earned himself the title of “Coriolanus” for his efforts in thwarting foreign intruders from invading his city. Being promoted as a Consul, he uses this as an advantage to take a case against modern democracy. Played by Dinesh Kumar, Caius Marcius believes democracy is a weak and easily manipulated system. The play...

Read More

Where is Fahmi Reza?

Probably by now you would be familiar about activist Fahmi Reza who raised quite a shit storm through his bold caricature of Najib Razak as a clown in January this year. A catalyst for introducing protest art at the Bersih rallies, the activist cum political graphic designer is now missing in action. That’s right. Missing. His last Facebook update was on Sept 16. His recent Twitter activity is a re-tweet of a Malaysiakini news-piece of his clown face charge dating a month back – Sept 4 (it says Sept 5 at the bottom but do check Fahmi’s Twitter profile @kuasasiswa). Cyber Court to decide on stay for...

Read More

From the Nadir of Life Comes Rare Music

Hitting rock bottom would naturally make anyone shut down completely. But not for this bunch of eight talented young musicians who conceived a band two-years-ago and named it “Nadir”. “Nadir represents many things in different languages,” the band’s leader, Ashwin Gobinath tells Eksentrika. Ashwin, who is also the band’s spokesperson said in Arabic, the word means “dearly loved” or “rare”. And truth be told, with Ashwin on the drums, veteran Zaim Zaidee on bass, Stephanie Tham on keys, Lor Phaik Sim manning the synths, Adil Johan on the saxophone, Santosh Logandran providing sounds via his Tabla and Carnatic vocals,...

Read More

What the heck? Masjid Jamek LRT kena conteng!

It’s true! If you’re passing through the Masjid Jamek LRT tunnel to board a train home, work or college, don’t be surprised to be bombarded with tons of doodles! The exhibition titled “Doodle Malaysia’s Contenglah” was created by the talented artists and doodlers of Doodle Malaysia – a group of more than 8,900 Malaysian artists on Facebook! Funded and supported by ThinkCity and Prasarana, the entire exhibition was organised by Malaysian artist, Allie Hill. It runs from October 6 to Nov 30. Though most of the exhibitions consists of prepared artworks, there is a live-doodling exhibition where artist Sanuri Zulkefli will...

Read More

Malaysian artists you have to follow throughout Inktober 2016

With October comes Inktober and here is Eksentrika’s list of Malaysian artists and cartoonists that you should follow if you’re a sucker for the arts. But first, for those who are in the dark, Inktober is a 31-day challenge started off by artist Jake Parker to push artists and doodlers to create artworks via ink drawings for an entire month. Below are just some of the Malaysian artists who have taken on the challenge. Pssst! Click on the artist’s name to go to their page!  A photo posted by Dhiyanah H (@afraidofwords) on Oct 2, 2016 at 2:22am PDT  ...

Read More

Supported by:

Sponsored

What’s On

june, 2017

5may - 7junmay 58:30 pmjun 7Ballet Illuminations