by Yee I-Lann
Nine things that inspire Sabah-born Malaysian artist, Yee I-Lann.
Is your life governed by a never-ending series of deadlines? Do you lose track of all the hats you wear? Is your job description so hyphen-heavy that it barely fits on your (self-designed-self-printed) business card? Then you’re probably that special species of worker known as the freelancer.
In case you missed it, here is the podcast version of the interview between Valentine Willie (Founder and Director of Valentine Willie Fine Art*) and Patrick Michael on the Money Wise segment of Business FM 89.9. I think it aired in early Feb of this year.
It’s an accessible, down-to-earth introduction on the hows and whys of investing in art in Malaysia. He makes particularly pertinent comments about the realities of our small market, compared to those of Indonesia and the Philippines. You also get the backstory on the origins of his unique name.
by Simon Soon
Little has been said or theorised about conceptual practices in the region, much less of its history. Yet, this is what artist and research, Ringo Bunoan, sets out to do in ‘Archiving Roberto Chabet’, which is held in the Cellar Gallery and Basement B of University of Philippines Vargas Museum, from 3 March – 4 April 2009.