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9 Beats: Grace Chin

Published on 5 July, 2010 by | 51 | Filed under: Profiles | Tags: , ,

We’re reviving 9 Beats where contributors from the art scene share with us nine things that make them tick!

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.

… and my favourite boy forgets

Published on 7 September, 2009 by | 3 | Filed under: Gallery | Tags: , ,

by Dill Malik

I am proud of my grandfather. So proud of him that I wanted to be just as great. News then broke out – he no longer remembers me.

Koge does not remember me.

Art-to-Z: an Incomplete Kamus.

Published on 5 July, 2009 by | 1 | Filed under: Gallery | Tags: , , , , , ,


There are a number of art dictionaries / glossaries / thesis cheat-sheets– but they are painfully boring. So, ARTERI presents the Malaysian Art Dictionary, a communal effort to list everything arty! Come on, you know you’ll love it!

Podcast: Bernard Chauly on Muzium Lampu

Published on 23 May, 2009 by | 1 | Filed under: Highlights, Profiles | Tags: , , , ,

By Nazim Esa

Bernard Chauly’s cross-cultural approach to his artistic discourse spans across theater, film, television and now, the visual arts; in this podcast interview, he talks about love, his work in the recent Light Show 2009 exhibition, and cooking!

Now with nifty photographic visuals!


Published on 13 May, 2009 by | 11 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

by Yin Shao Loong

In conjunction with last weekend’s Art for Grabs fair at the Central Market Annexe political scientist and historian Farish Noor delivered another of his occasional lectures on Southeast Asian history. This time on ‘Batik as a Trans-Cultural Signifier.’

Mit-ing Mit

Published on 13 May, 2009 by | 12 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , , ,

by Haseena Abdul Majid

Haseena joins Mit Jai-Inn last Saturday as one of his guest audience for his 12 hour long social performance. These are notes and impressions from her participation

Decoding Serdang 01: Looking Back Humbly

Published on 6 May, 2009 by | 12 | Filed under: Gallery | Tags: , , , ,

by Tan Zi Hao

I’ve been in Serdang since I was a toddler.

Serdang didn’t spare much democracy in aesthetic sensation. The basic spatial structure was either moulded by the past colonist or the insensitive modern developers. It is called forced architectural identity, also a malady of creativity. But it hasn’t been an issue; artists Perng Fey and Wing are both creative persons from Serdang. This was pretty new to me two years ago, I was delighted.

Infective Paint

Published on 1 May, 2009 by | 2 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , ,

by Simon Soon

Mit Jai-Inn’s work is conscious about the history of painting in many ways. In a sense, there’s the utopian gesture that is paradoxically embedded in the destructive system of Mondrian’s oeuvre that Mit is unafraid to reference, using this goal as a way to explore a reductive style that transpires the nihilism of minimalist art and its subsequent absorption into high style furnishing.

The story of my colour pencils

Published on 20 April, 2009 by | 21 | Filed under: Gallery | Tags: ,

by Sharon Chin

When I was young, I was babysat by my grandma, together with my cousin sister. She would spend the day with us, teaching us how to be proper ladies. I wasn’t any good at being a lady, but the nice thing about days with Po-po was that we always got a present that was some kind of stationary. She would buy two different things, and then we had to choose. One time, the choice was between this awesome pencil case (like seriously, it was blingin’) and a small box of Luna Staedtler colour pencils. It was the one with a boat on the cover and 12 barely 10cm-long pencils inside. My cousin got the pencil case (much to her delight), which left the colour pencils to me. It was my first box, and I loved them. These pencils have a very rough texture, but their pigment is intense. They are great for frottage, which is a technique where you put a piece of paper over something and rub a a pencil/crayon over it. I used to do with coins so that I had my own multi-coloured paper money.

Thoughts on Darkness: Intro

Published on 10 April, 2009 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Gallery | Tags: , ,

by Sharon Chin

I’m too misanthropic to believe that Earth Hour was much more than a massive, feel-good PR stunt. But as our house dutifully doused the lights during that stipulated hour on 28 March, I found that being plunged into a physical darkness was more welcome than I’d ever anticipated.

It inspired a series of posts on, above and/or around the idea of ‘darkness’. Thoughts on Darkness by various contributors will be released daily. As an introduction, I reproduce here an excerpt of a gmail chat I had with an artist friend in Yangon, Myanmar.

Why so ssseriouss? Artist as joker

Published on 2 April, 2009 by | 7 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: ,

by Sharon Chin

We have a new Prime Minister! If I had said that yesterday, I would have been able to wipe that glum, ponderous look off your face with ‘Haha! Just kidding! April Fool!’. Unfortunately, that wonderful day in the year when nothing can be taken seriously is no longer with us – slipped away completely unappreciated, as so many things do. Today, 2 April, Kampung Malaysia really does have a new Person-In-Charge. HRH the King announced his pwnage consent just hours ago.

9 Beats: Yee I-Lann

Published on 28 March, 2009 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Profiles | Tags: , , ,

by Yee I-Lann

Nine things that inspire Sabah-born Malaysian artist, Yee I-Lann.


Published on 23 March, 2009 by | 2 | Filed under: Gallery | Tags: , , ,

by Daniel Chong


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