Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad holds the title of being the longest serving Prime Minister of Malaysia – 22 years, good grief – and there’s no denying the country of having the most progress under his administration’s leadership. However, he was also equally responsible for creating just as many setbacks to Malaysia (that gave rise to subsequent abuse of power) as he was with moving us forward (hello, Ops Lalang), which is why he is the ideal source of inspiration for contemporary artists who are working within a political theme. Ilham Gallery‘s upcoming exhibition, Era Mahathir, will showcase 44 works produced by 28 Malaysian artists that look into the issues and policies that were passed under the aforementioned administration as well as the impact it had on our beloved nation today. Some of the artists included in the four-month long exhibition are Zulkifli Yusoff, Liew Kung Yu, Nirmala Dutt, Noor Azizan Rahman Paiman, Anurendra Jegadeva, Ahmad Fuad, and many more.
More information on Ilham Gallery here.