Special Issue for Roslisham Ismail aka Ise
Published by Teratak Nuromar with support from NTU CCA Singapore and A+ Works of Art, 2021
Edited by Nur Hanim Mohamed Khairuddin and Anca Rujoiu
Design by Yan
© 2021 Teratak Nuromar, NTU CCA Singapore, and A+ Works of Art
This special issue of sentAp! dedicated to the late and cherished artist Roslisham Ismail aka Ise (b. Khota Bahru, 1972–2019) is published on the occasion of his solo project Campur, Tolak, Kali, Bahagi, Sama Dengan (Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Equals). Co-founded in 2005 by curator Nur Hanim Mohammed Khairuddin and Ise, sentAp! fostered for ten years writing about contemporary art in Malaysia and the region. Informed by the social nature of Ise’s artistic process, his penchant for connectivity and exchanges, this special issue embraces the dialogic form. In-depth interviews conducted by writer Tan Zi Hao with curators Ark Fongsmut, Russell Storer, and Khairuddin, a hybrid exchange by curator Anca Rujoiu with different members of ruangrupa close to the artist provide context, reflections, and intimate insights on Ise’s work. Full reproduction of the works Operation Bangkok (2014) and Comic Drawings (2018–20), exhibition documentation, and a related essay capture at length the artist’s much-contemplated solo project, completed posthumously.