In conjunction with the Art Exhibition “Wayang U-Wei Angkat Saksi” which is being held at the National Art Gallery (NAG), people may experience as they watch movies directly through visual, audio and sense of touch even though they are just in an art gallery.
The exhibition, which displays the works of eight artists of this country presented in such a variety of interesting interpretations in response to U-Wei Haji Saari’s films such as “Perempuan, Isteri dan …” (1993), “Kaki Bakar” (1995), “Jogho” (1998), “Buai Laju-Laju” (2004) and “Sepohon Rambutan Indah Kepunyaan ku di Tanjung Rambutan” (2005).
To penetrate the soul and the expectation through this exhibition, a press conference was held at the NAG which was represented by the Director General, Dato ‘Mohd Yusof Ahmad, and U-Wei and (the curator of the exhibition).
This exhibition is seen as a collaborative effort between a film director with the artists of different art background, mediums, and disciplines and through this exertion, they managed to demonstrate more than 40 works of art that defined the influences that has led the U-Wei to make a film which was mostly focus on appreciation for a woman.
“Wayang U-Wei Angkat Saksi” highlights eight contemporary artists such as Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Amirudin Ariffin, Elias Yamani Ismail, Fadzil Idris, Ilse Noor, Tengku Sabri Ibrahim, Mastura Abdul Rahman, and Shia Yih Yiing.
The artists have created a new assessment of where they produce artwork with selected media to produce works of socio-cultural issues based on U-Wei’s films. The exhibition also synthesized effects of the two genres – film and art, where both have a strong expressions that can help to create a new dimension as an appreciation of art.