Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Launching Soon!

We are very, very pleased to announce that Narratives in Malaysian Art Volume 1: Imagining Identities/Naratif Seni Rupa Malaysia Jilid 1: Menanggap Identiti will be launching on 7 July at a special event hosted by the National Visual Arts Gallery. It's been a long and tremendous (start to the) journey, and we hope that readers will enjoy the outcome.

We can't reveal the full covers of the two versions of the first book, as that would spoil the surprise, but here are the details:

Narratives in Malaysian Art Volume I: Imagining Identities brings together a collection of essays which highlights the ways in which art has provided artists with the means of imagining themselves, and imagining our nation. The 19 essays in this publication comprise of five reprinted seminal texts from the 1970s to 90s and new commissioned essays by writers across different generations. They discuss art developments in relation to changing expressions and experiences in Malaysian social and cultural life from after the Second World War to contemporary times, while 140 illustrations create a parallel visual narrative. This unprecedented gathering of Malaysian art writing should prove a valuable reference for a wide audience, from specialists to general readers interested in Malaysian art and history.

Narratives in Malaysian Art,  Volume I: Imagining Identities (Eng. edition)
ISBN 978 967 10011 1 0
Naratif Seni Rupa Malaysia,  Jilid 1: Menanggap Identiti (BM edition)
ISBN 978 967 10011 2 7

Edited by Nur Hanim Khairuddin & Beverly Yong, with T.K. Sabapathy; essays by Anurendra Jegadeva, Beverly Yong & Adeline Ooi,  Chai Chang Hwang, Emelia Ong, Izmer Ahmad, Kelvin Chua, Laura Fan, Ooi Kok Chuen, Rahimidin Zahari, Redza Piyadasa,  Safrizal Shahir, Siti Zainon Ismail, Sulaiman Esa, Syed Ahmad Jamal, TK Sabapathy,  Tengku Sabri Ibrahim, Yee I-Lann, Zakaria Ali, Zainol Shariff.
Published by RogueArt

Recommended Retail Price: RM 35
Soft cover, 394 pages (Eng.), 424 pages (BM), with 140 colour illustrations
Available at selected book stores.

You can pre-order copies today [here].

Thank you once again to the supporters, sponsors, and friends who have helped to make this project possible, as well as to the writers for their unstinting enthusiasm and patience, and to the institutions, artists, and all those who have assisted the project by providing and giving permission to use their images and texts.

We look forward to your feedback and reviews.


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