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Malaysian Graffiti Artists + UK Graff Aerosol Arabic

Posted by on Wednesday, 1 July, 2009 at 12:31 PM. Filed under: News


ARTERI is very pleased to announce the launch of the Arts Segment for the Knowledge in Arts Tour 2009 organised by the Young Muslim’s Project, in collaboration with the British Council, Malaysia. The focus of the Arts Segment will look at graffiti as a powerful mechanism for empowerment of youth culture. After the launch demo at Rakan Muda during the day, an evening talk will feature local Malaysian graffiti artists The Super Sunday crew and They, as well as a presentation by special UK guest Mohammed Ali aka Aerosol Arabic and an in conversation between the artists and ARTERI’s Eva McGovern on Sunday 5 July, 8-10pm at Annexe Gallery!
Details from BC Malaysia website:

Aerosol Arabic will be in Kuala Lumpur from 5 – 8 July as part of the Knowledge & Arts Tour 2009 organised by the Young Muslims Project, bringing with him his unique blend of street art and spirituality. Together with local graff artists from around the Klang Valley, Mohammed Ali will create a mural at the Kompleks Rakan Muda at Bukit Kiara.

The Knowledge & Arts Tour launches on Sunday 5 July at Kompleks Rakan Muda Bukit Kiara and Mohammed will be there to share his journey into graffiti and spiritual art. This will be followed by a hands-on graffiti demo by Mohammed Ali alongside local graffiti artists – and chance for you to pick up a spray can, learn a few tricks and have a go!

Launch of the Knowledge & Art Tour 2009
Date: Sunday, 5 July
Time: 10.30am – 2.00pm
Venue: Kompleks Rakan Muda Bukit Kiara

Graffiti Talk Details:

Date: Sunday 5 July
Time: from 8-10pm
Venue: Annexe Gallery, Central Market

Come and hear more about the local graffiti movement from our most dedicated Malaysian graffiti artists as well as learn more about Aerosol Arabic’s fusion of Islamic spiritualism and art in the urban context. For all those who are fans, weren’t sure, curious, interested or just plain looking for something else to do on a Sunday night, come along and see what all the excitement is for graffiti in KL and beyond. Everyone is welcome!

More about Mohammed Ali:

Birmingham-based Mohammed Ali is an acclaimed urban-spiritual artist, taking his inspiration from Islamic art and fuses that with his passion of graffiti art. Mohammed was the recipient of the 2009’s South Bank Show Awards, Arts Council England Diversity Award and also recently participated in a residency for the Melbourne International Arts Festival last year. His work has been featured around the globe, from the USA to Dubai, and in times when topics such as interfaith dialogue, community cohesion and multiculturalism are high on the agenda, Mohammed’s work has been welcomed as a bridge between faith communities.   

Young Muslims Project (YMP) & The Knowledge & Arts Tour 2009

YMP is an international urban community group, initiated by Malaysian youth, consisting of over 1000 youth members with ages ranging from 17 – 30 years old, sharing the common purpose of wanting to learn more deeply about Islam. They also serve as a platform for the youth to interact with each other while connecting them to sources of knowledge such as role models, speakers and scholars.

The Knowledge & Arts Tour 2009 is aimed at attracting a wide range of youth, including those who feel Islam isn’t relevant or ‘cool’ enough to be part of their lives. In addition to reaching out to these youth, YMP aim to kick start the process of shaping well rounded Muslim youth who will act as role models for the next generation of youth and serve the needs of every layer of society, especially in this multi-racial & multi-religious world.




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  1. Ishak says
    02/07/2009 10:24 PM

    We should encourage more creation of
    Islamic Superheroes – 99 of them in this case


  2. Eva says
    03/07/2009 5:08 PM

    Wow Ishak, thanks so much for posting this link. This is really interesting and amazing stuff. The idea of muslim super heroes fighting to take back islam that has been held hostage by militants. http://www.the99.org/

    This comic has its own theme park in Kuwait!! Incredible. And in an upcoming issues The 99 are going to work with the League of Justice!!

    I came across a new film that is just coming out called New Muslim Cool about a Puerto Rican American Muslim (convert) who is also a rapper and counsels prisoners. A bit more serious but still worth a look:



  3. Shao says
    04/07/2009 12:25 PM

    “I would give my heroes a Trojan horse in the form of THE 99. Islam was my Helen. I wanted her back.” – Love it!

  4. Bee says
    21/11/2011 1:40 AM

    FOllow this page for latest artwork revamp along Sg. Klanf graffiti wall – https://www.facebook.com/graffiti.kl, thanks!!

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