Sunday, September 29, 2013

LAUNCH PICS


Launch at The Annexe Gallery, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

At the Annexe Gallery

 T.K. Sabapathy speaks

The editorial team - Beverly Yong, T.K. Sabapathy, and Nur Hanim Khairuddin

Anak Alam 'crew' - Yusof 'VW' Osman, Pyanhabib, Ali 'Mabuha'

T.K. Sabapathy autographs a copy for Joshua Lim

Jalaini Abu Hassan, U-Wei Saari, Pyanhabib and Hasnul Saidon 

Nur Hanim Khairuddin & Rafizah Abdul Rahman


 Kenta, our designer for the book finally gets his hands on a copy

Kim Ng and a student from Dasein Art Academy

 U-Wei Saari greets Datuk A. Samad Said

 NMA Volume 2 writer Suzy Sulaiman with Tuan Hj Rosli A. Rahim, Director of Galeri Petronas

Pakhruddin Sulaiman 'documenting'


(Photos by Yuki Tham and Nur Hanim Khairuddin)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

VOLUME 2 LAUNCHED!




We launched Narratives in Malaysian Art, Volume 2: Reactions - New Critical Strategies, and Naratif Seni Rupa Malaysia, Jilid 2: Reaksi - Strategi Kritikal Baru yesterday, Saturday 28 September, at The Annexe Gallery at Central Market. 

It's been just over year since we launched Volume 1, and it's been a long but exciting journey working on Volume 2. We were so happy that T.K. Sabapathy could join us for the launch - he gave a stirring speech, full of encouragement! Thank you so much to all who attended the event. Images will be posted up shortly.

Volume 2 is Edited by Nur Hanim Khairuddin & Beverly Yong, with T.K. Sabapathy; with texts by Redza Piyadasa, Sulaiman Esa, Nur Hanim Khairuddin, Simon Soon, Safrizal Shahrir, Mark Teh, Tan Zi Hao, Ismail Zain, Sarena Abdullah, Michelle Antoinette, Zhuang Wubin, Hasnul J. Saidon, Niranjan Rajah, Adeline Ooi, Beverly Yong, Suzy Sulaiman, Rahmat Haron, Eva McGovern, Yap Sau Bin; interviews with Anak Alam, Wong Hoy Cheong, Chong Kim Chiew, Yee I-Lann, Chai Chang Hwang, Ponirin Amin, Liew Kungyu, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Ahmad Fuad Osman, Anurendra Jegadeva, Noor Azizan Rahman Paiman, Mark Teh, and others; and selected excerpts from exhibition texts and reviews.

Recommended Retail Price: RM 40
Soft cover, 404 pages (Eng.), 464 pages (BM), with colour and black-and-white illustrations of over 100 artworks.

The books should be available at MPH and other selected bookstores from 7 October 2013. Please go to our "Buy the Books" page for details.

As before, all profits from book sales are re-channelled into development and promotion of the Narratives in Malaysian Art project.



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Role of Institutions in the Malaysian Art Infrastructure

Our third roundtable for Volume 3: Infrastructures was graciously hosted and co-organised by GALERI PETRONAS on 19 June. 

Institutions form the official pillars of the Malaysian art scene, helping to create important frameworks for its development. In their various forms, institutions may provide sustained support for artists and art activities, act as interfaces between art and the public, and/or act as custodians of our artistic heritage through collections and documentation. The institutions invited to this roundtable included: state art and university museums and galleries, government agencies involved in the visual arts, corporations active in visual arts support and collecting, foreign cultural organisations, and privately funded arts programmes. 


The roundtable aimed to:

- document the developments and activities of institutions involved in Malaysian art 
- help foster a broad network of such institutions, encouraging the sharing of information, concerns and strategies, practical problems and solutions 
- begin a conversation addressing the role of institutions in Malaysian art infrastructure, including crucial current and future issues 

After a first session of introductory presentations, Session 2 : Building, Programming, Collecting, Funding, Connections addressed some of the challenges and issues faced by institutions involved in Malaysian art, including targets and best practices, acquisition, conservation and maintenance policies and practices of institutional collections, programming and funding. Session 3 then looked at larger questions of Roles, Responsibilities and Relevance, and how institutions can and do contribute to the development of the Malaysian art scene, asking questions like: Who do institutions serve? Why do they support the visual arts? How can they better co-operate with each other, and what are directions and visions for the future? It was a very heartfelt and open session, underlining the many difficulties facing art-related institutions today. 


Our sincere thanks to Encik Rosli Abdul Rahim and his team at GALERI PETRONAS for their fantastic support for this event, and to our moderators and all those who attended the session from near and far:



National And State Art Museums and Galleries
Prof Dr Ramlan Abdullah
Board of Trustees
National Visual Arts Gallery

En. Faizal Sidek
Curator, Publication Division
National Visual Arts Gallery

Puan Nor Alisa Binti Abdul Rahman
Director
Johor Art Gallery


Jennifer Linggi
Curator
Sabah Art Museum
Puan Syahidah Abu Sah
Curator
Melaka Art Gallery and Museum




University Art Museums and Galleries
En. Zolkurnian Hassan
Director
Muzium and Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, USM

En. Abdul Aziz Abdul Rashid
Head/Curator
Universiti Malaya Art Gallery

Corporate Art Galleries/Programmes/Funding
En. Mohd Iqbal bin Abdul Rahim
Head, Corporate Responsibility
CIMB

Badrolhisham Tahir
Head of Exhibitions
GALERI PETRONAS

Cultural Bodies/Funding/Programmes



Marine Moncaut
Cultural Officer
Alliance Fran├žaise

Elizabeth Cardosa
Director
Badan Warisan Malaysia

Rolf Stehle
Director Cultural Programme
Goethe Institut

David Ngui
Programme Coordinator
Goethe Institut

Katherine Chui, Chan Yin Kwan, Joanne Foo
Public Relation Dept Executives
Soka Gakkai Malaysia

Tuan Ramzi Abu Yazid
Senior Deputy Director
Malaysia Tourism Board, Advertising Division (1MCAT)

Kyoko Kugai
Senior Program Officer
The Japan Foundation


Private Institutions/Initiatives
Marion D'Cruz
Five Arts Centre/Krishen Jit-ASTRO Fund
Angela Hijjas
Rimbun Dahan


Yee I-Lann
Board of Directors
Tamparuli Living Arts Centre



Guests

Rahel Joseph

Valentine Willie
Pn. Wairah Marzuki

Zainol Shariff


MODERATORS
Session 2: Suryani Senja Alias
Session 3: Kathy Rowland


En Badrolhisham on behalf of Encik Rosli Abdul Rahim for Galeri Petronas giving a welcoming speech.

Participants from the various institutions at the roundtable.

Mr Rolf Stehle giving a brief introduction to Goethe Institute.
Yee I-Lann introduces the various aspects of Tamapruli Living Arts Centre that is located in Sabah.

Suryani Senja Alias reads out her questions to the participants for the second session.

A light moment at the roundtable.

Valentine Willie, a guest of to the roundtable shares some thoughts.

Kathy Rowland moderates the third session of the roundtable.

View of the roundtable at Galeri Petronas.