In America the use of blackface is cringe-worthy and condemned. In Malaysia it pops up everywhere…but what does it mean?
by Bilqis Hijjas
Hands Percussion has built a reputation for its high impact and high energy shows, with strong production values. This is what makes their most recent offering, Dreams in November, such a departure from the norm. It wasn’t that Hands Percussion failed to deliver, but that it delivered a different show than expected…
oleh Yin Shao Loong
Kebelakangan ini, kita telah menyaksikan pergadohan hangat di laman ini. Tapi untuk mereka yang kurang minat bergadoh ‘seni’, bolehlah anda rilek dengan menonton filem baru Nam Ron dan Brenda Danker – Gadoh. Filem ini tidak dapat ditonton di pawagam awam, cuma di teater HELP sahaja, kerana topiknya menyentuh pergadohan perkauman di sekolah kebangsaan Malaysia.
by Alex Yong
Rock Kaka: Fahmi Reza, Callen Tham, Fairuz Sulaiman, Saiful Razman and Vincent Leong, 27 May – 13 June 2009 @ Valentine Willie Fine Art
Doesn’t kaka mean ‘poop’ in French? Enjoy some scenes from the 27 May opening, and make sure you catch this cool shit show. Guess who was there, looming underfoot, and larger than life?
by Alex Yong
Scratches and Dots: Joe Fleming, 14 May – 11 June 2009 @ Gallerie Taksu
Canadian-born painter/multimedia artist (everyone’s multimedia these days!) Joe Fleming’s solo exhibition at Galeri Taksu. ARTERI hearts painters, even if some of our commentors don’t. (We heart them too, and their bitchiness).
by Zahirah Suhaimi
The recent controversy sparked by Chinese film, City of Life and Death by director Lu Chuan, has compelled me to mull over the challenges with establishing a universally accepted perception and use of the freedom of expression. In allowing alternative views and creative opinions, can we ever find a way to manage the precarious balance between censorship and sensitivity?