CALL FOR ENTRIES – The OK. Video FLESH – 5th Jakarta International Video Festival 2011. Deadline 31st August!
by Bill Nguyen
Review: Anthony Bannwart + Magnus Aronson’s Tempography @ Goethe-Institut, Hanoi
Our Hanoi correspondent discovers poignancy in the video medium – to catch a brief moment, a short movement, and the continuity of that moment/movement, which a photograph can’t record, and which the camera(man) tends to overlook.
Suggestions For Lunch Time Activities In KL For Busy Government Workers: 1. Cycling in an art gallery
In order to promote the arts among government workers, CIPAN would like to suggest several exciting ways in which art appreciation can be combined with many of our nation’s favourite weekend activities.
by Eva McGovern
I was forwarded this link to a new work by Thai artist Wit Pimkanchanapong and Duckunit studio. I was so hypnotised by it that I had to share it with you all. It’s called My-ya-rab which is a type of sensitive plant or Mimosa in Thai and is a large scale kinetic sculpture currently installed at Bangkok Art & Cultural centre.
by Tunyaporn Hongtong
It has come to a point where I’m not sure if this exhibition is recognised solely as a platform for promoting the works of new Thai artists or that there’s an expectation that these artists would soon join the ranks of their predecessors to become the hot new thing in Thailand’s contemporary art scene. After all, the exhibtion is known to be a launch pad for the career of some of Thailand’s most well-known contemporary artists (Arin Roongjang, Porntaweesak Rimsakul, Yuree Kensakoo etc.). Reflecting on this, I reckon it does work both ways. And actually… why waste time doubting it anyway? It’s a good art project when you get right down to it.
by Simon Soon
Indieguerillas consists of Miko and Santi, a dynamic husband and wife tag team, who operate the label as a design firm/consultancy as well as an artistic collaboration. It’s not entirely true, though, to consider what they do as purely collaborative because an element of combat is central to their creative process, reflecting a practice that pays homages to two different cultural streams – one that is as contemporary as street art and as old as the wayang.
by Simon Soon
No one speaks of the quotidian in a more fluently surreal language than Apichatpong Weerasethakul. I always like the way he describes his films. In this new short film, specially commissioned for AnimateProjects as part of his new installation ‘Primitive’, he speaks of it as a portrait of home and projects a vision of a place that is both destructive and tender, painting a tableaux that vividly sticks to one’s imagination.
One of ARTERI’s commitment is to trawl the cyberspace in search of video works from Southeast Asia that are uploaded onto youtube or other video channels and bring them to our readers’ attention.
The inaugural entry for this series highlights excerpts from Ming Wong’s Four Malay Stories, commissioned in 2005 for Labilabu, a two-man exhibition with Khairuddin Hori as part of Pesta Raya Malay Cultural Festival at the Esplanade, Singapore.