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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’.

Sudden Death

Published on 8 August, 2009 by | 3 | Filed under: Gallery | Tags: , , , ,

by Mark Teh

Sudden Death, performed as part of the final Improv Lab @ Findars’ Space, took place on Thursday 6 August 2009. We hoped to get different waves of people to perform this simple act of protest, remembrance and paying respect.

Negotiations within the ‘Self’ and ‘Identity’

Published on 6 August, 2009 by | 6 | Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , , , ,

by Syed Muhd. Hafiz

The juxtaposition of Ahmad Zakii’s latest series of works, Being and Pramuhendra’s Spacing Identities within the NUS Museum programme continues to facilitate critical insights into Southeast Asian contemporary art.

SUGGESTIONS: 3. Sunbathing in an Art Gallery


For those of us who can’t get enough of the sun, theatre practitioner Ayam Fared shows us where and how to get the perfect tan line within our one hour lunch slot in the next installment of Suggestions For Lunch Time Activities In KL For Busy Government Workers

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.

The world Is Here To Be Shared

by Suraya Warden

Exhibition Review: With Chin Kon Yee: Reality in Wonderland, Wei-Ling Gallery continues its current winning streak of solo shows.

terra incognita et cetera

Published on 15 July, 2009 by | Comments closed | Filed under: Gallery | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

By Tintin Wulia

Blog entry by Indonesian artist Tintin Wulia sharing her 2009 performance project in Melbourne, ‘terra incognita et cetera’ which explores issues on territories, collective play and painting.

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!

Suggestions: 2. Kite Flying In An Art Gallery


Suggestions For Lunch Time Activities In KL For Busy Government Workers is back. Take note, work-worn and culturally-deficient members of the civil service: more irresistably stimulating activities for you!

Ahem. Episode 2: Kite Flying in an Art Gallery.

Once Upon A Time In Malaya

Published on 27 June, 2009 by | 9 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , ,

by Ooi Kok Chuen

Peter Harris told me: “I never laid down any rule. I didn’t tell them what was the right style. I only taught them the method, not the style. I can’t tell them what to paint, or how to paint it. I only forbade the use of erasers because I wanted them to know where they went wrong.”

A New Malaysian Art Prize

Published on 26 June, 2009 by | 17 | Filed under: News | Tags: , ,


The Matahati Malaysian Emerging Artists Award, by House of MATAHATI (HOM) & Galeri Chandan.

Emerging talents take notice! While its got some problems — why no new media or installation work allowed? Or students? — it comes with a wad of cash, a plane ticket, and the promise of a solo show. You waiting for what?

Reminisces and Thoughts on art history education in Malaysia

Published on 25 June, 2009 by | 7 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , ,

by Kelvin Chuah

For a long time now, people have been saying that we do not have sufficient writing and publications on Malaysian art. I am aware that this is an old debate.

Sneak Preview: Personal Favourites II @ Pelita Hati

Published on 24 June, 2009 by | Comments closed | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , ,


Some exhibitions deserve to be touted way before they open, just so that everyone can mark their organisers and make sure they don’t miss it. To wit: an opportunity to indulge in the secondary art market!

OBITUARY: Mansor Ghazalli (1930/31-2009)

Published on 21 June, 2009 by | 1 | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , ,

by Ooi Kok Chuen

In his statement in the 1994 MWS catalogue, Mansor reflected: “I feel my work reflects the melancholy, the serenity and the joyous life apparent in the village. My style of work is spontaneous, devoid of inhibitions to reflect my feelings.”

The Rock Kaka Thing: Critical Responses

Published on 15 June, 2009 by | 12 | Filed under: Essays | Tags: , , , ,


Critical responses to Rock Kaka by Fahmi Redza, Yin Shao Loong, Eva McGovern and Simon Soon.

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