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Myanmar: New Media & New Expressions

Published on 28 December, 2009 by | 10 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , , ,

Opening up spaces for transformation: Charting changes in the Myanmar art scene, from socialist rule, to the mid-90s and the present day.

Nothing is Wasted

5th Asian Museum Curator’s Conference: Independent & institutional curators from across South East Asia and Japan share their responses.

Pudu Jail Conservation Statement

Published on 17 November, 2009 by | 3 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , , ,

by Mariana Isa

Conservation statement on Pudu Jail written as part of an MSc thesis. It outlines the historical and architectural significance of Pudu and touches on issues of legislation and real estate value. An invaluable document available for download here on ARTERI.

Nota daripada editor: ARTERI itu apa?

Published on 2 November, 2009 by | 8 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , ,

ARTERI bukan Kakiseni versi 2.0, bukan kingmaker bahkan tastemaker, bukan wakil ‘apakah penting dalam seni dan budaya’ bagi mata dunia atau sesiapa pun.

Note from the Editors: ARTERI Re-Blog

Published on 31 October, 2009 by | 1 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , ,

by Simon Soon

ARTERI is nine months old. Some thoughts on how we work and where we are heading.

The Crafts of Pulau Carey

Published on 29 October, 2009 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Essays |

by Yin Shao Loong

A trip to the Hma’ Meri (Mah Meri) orang asli village on Pulau Carey leads to an encounter with their arts, crafts, and land struggles.

Note from the Editors: Home is where the ARTERI is

Published on 27 October, 2009 by | 2 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , ,

By Eva McGovern

Editorial thoughts on ARTERI, the good, the bad and the fugly.

The forces at work

Published on 22 October, 2009 by | 3 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , ,

by Sharon Chin

Walls, stones and dust.

Thoughts on the destruction of Pudu Prison.

And the winners are…

by Simon Soon

On Malaysia Emerging Artists Award (MEA): I’m not necessarily a fan of art competition, but the kind of media attention, spectacle and drama that surround an art award (the stuff that art purists would balk at) form the appealing recipe for creating the much needed buzz and encouragement to introduce new comers into the heady, treacherous yet occasionally rewarding art life.

No Eye Drops Required

By Patricia Lajumin

Eyes Wide Open, a recent photography exhibition held at the Annexe Gallery, was an eye opener indeed. The exhibition features a small selection of works previously shown at the inaugural Singapore International Photography Festival 2008.

Man of the World

Published on 14 September, 2009 by | 2 | Filed under: Essays, News | Tags: , , ,

by Beverly Yong

Passage: Emil Goh, 1966 – 2009

Emil was a super-connector of people and ideas with an unstinting enthusiasm for contemporary art and urban culture. For someone looking in, Emil’s life seemed to be very much about making things happen, and his work about watching things happen, seeing them come together.

A Case of Art Writing

Published on 17 August, 2009 by | 7 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , ,

by Simon Soon

Art writing in Malaysia gets its fair share of flak from informed audience all the time. Here’s one reason: Writers think readers are too stupid to understand so called ‘difficult art’.

Musings on exhibition making: a response to two

By June Yap

Two different exhibitions opened on the same evening and venue early August 2009: The Air Conditioned Recession: A Singapore Survey organised by Valentine Willie Fine Art, and Curating Lab: 100 Objects (Remixed) organised by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum.

Safari Yang Memanipulasi Imajinasi

Published on 7 August, 2009 by | 1 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , ,

oleh Brigitta Isabella

Foto-foto yang Agan Harahap tawarkan memang memacu pikiran kita untuk berfantasi. Melalui medium yang memang dia terbiasa dan kuasai, ia juga mampu mengolah imajinasinya dengan sangat menawan.

The Storyteller

Published on 26 July, 2009 by | 4 | Filed under: Essays, News | Tags: , , , , , , ,

by Zedeck Siew

Obituary: Yasmin Ahmad, 1958 – 2009

The dreamer, her films I didn’t like, and why we will miss her.

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