Thursday, November 25, 2021

Download the Digital Edition | Muat Turun Edisi Digital

A digital edition of the Narratives in Malaysian Art / Naratif Seni Rupa Malaysia series is now available for download here. The e-books are a PDF of the original editions, with only noted errata corrected and no other changes, and published under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons License

We hope this will ensure the availability of NMA/NSRM to current and future researchers and general readers both locally and abroad. 

Very limited copies of the physical English edition of Volumes 1 to 3, and copies of Volume 4: Perspectives and BM editions of all volumes and boxsets are still available for sale (more details here).

In line with the original spirit of the project, NMA / NSRM is also proud to take part in initiating a Malaysian Art Resource Index-Indeks Sumber Seni Malaysia (MARI-ISSM). This is an open-ended collaborative project where editors, writers, researchers and others can use and contribute to a growing collection of available digital reference materials on Malaysian art. Please do visit to learn more. 

Edisi digital siri NMA / NSRM kini tersedia untuk dimuat turun di sini (disimpan di googledrive) dan di perpustakaan negara. E-buku adalah PDF dari edisi asal, dengan hanya errata yang diperbaiki dan tidak ada perubahan lain, dan telah diterbitkan di bawah Lesen Creative Commons Atribusi-Bukan Komersial-Tanpa Derivatif

Salinan yang sangat terhad bagi edisi bahasa Inggeris fizikal Jilid 1 hingga 3, dan salinan Jilid 4: Perspektif dan edisi BM bagi semua jilid dan set kotak masih tersedia untuk dijual (butiran lanjut di sini).

Sejajar dengan semangat asal projek, NSRM / NMA juga mengambil bahagian dalam memulakan Indeks Sumber Seni Malaysia-Indeks Sumber Seni Malaysia (MARI-ISSM). Ini adalah projek kolaborasi terbuka di mana penyunting, penulis, penyelidik dan lain-lain dapat menggunakan dan menyumbang kepada koleksi bahan rujukan digital yang ada pada seni Malaysia yang semakin meningkat. Sila lawati untuk mengetahui lebih lanjut. 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Walking the Talk Discussions Now on YouTube

Unfortunately our Walking the Talk programme, as so much else, was abruptly cut short by the Movement Control Order responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and for now it has been left hanging.

However, as promised ten months ago, you can now catch footage of Walking the Talk sessions, as follows:

The discussion series kicked off with Art That Makes Malaysia led and moderated by Simon Soon at HOM Art Trans in September 2019, with panelists Okui Lala, Nur Hanim Khairuddin, Uncle Rajah and Yee I-Lann.

The second session was a closed-door gathering with art history students and alumni from University of Malaya moderated by Emelia Ong with speakers Tan Sei Hon, Zabas and Beverly Yong, How Would You Write the History of Malaysian Art?

We then co-organised a talk at PORT Ipoh during their Ipoh International Arts Festival, supported by Balai Seni Negara: Why React? Making Art in Troubled Times, moderated by Nur Hanim Khairuddin, introducing presentations by artists Ahmad Fuad Osman, Azizan Paiman and Chang Yoong Chia.

Heading on to Penang, we collaborated with Ruang Kongsi and School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia for Missing Links: Piecing together a Penang Art Scene, moderated by Sarena Abdullah and Beverly Yong, with speakers Hasnul J. Saidon, Hoo Fan Chon, Ooi Kok Chuen and Tang Hon Yin. Unfortunately, there is no available recording of the lively Kerusi Hangat focus session by Ruang Kongsi, where we heard about some fantastic initiatives by different actors on the local scene, as well as current concerns and ideas about how the scene is developing.

For documentation, thank you so much to MARS, PORT, and Penang Art District and the documentation team they supported to record the session.
Still working on the footage from Kota Kinabalu and Kuching!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Walking the Talk

With the fourth and final volume of the series now published, RogueArt have been on the road with Narratives in Malaysian Art, collaborating with educational institutions, art spaces and collectives around the country for a programme of discussions, Walking the Talk.

NMA has always been about gathering knowledge and building discourse, and with so much happening in the art scene over the past decade since the project first began, especially beyond the Klang Valley "hub", it has been interesting to see what kinds of further conversations might arise to do with histories, practices and infrastructures. New generations of practitioners and students, moving in a much changed art world, have voiced both fresh and familiar questions.

We've been very grateful for the support and enthusiasm of all those involved to date, in KL, Ipoh, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. Walking the Talk goes to Hin Bus Depot in George Town next, on 14 Jan 2020, for a discussion on "Missing Links: Piecing Together a Penang Art Scene" in collaboration with School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Ruang Kongsi; and conversations at Ilham Gallery and UiTM Shah Alam are also in the pipeline.

We are currently working on uploading the footage of each discussion session on YouTube, so do watch this space....