ARTIST DIALOGUE #11
PREVIEW // LINTAS-BATAS
ART & CULTURE EXCHANGE PROJECT
Pada 21 Mac 2018 (Rabu)
jam 8:00 mlm
di Kapallorek Art Space
EFFI SYAFIQ JUSOH
M.N. HAFIZ HAMZAH
It is a collaboration among the artist and independent art space in Malaysia (Kapallorek Art Space and Groundzero studio) & Thailand (Tentacles Art Space, Bangkok). On behalf of Kapallorek Art Space & Groundzero Studio, we are looking forward on cooperative with Tentacles Art Space to have a short programs and exhibition for Malaysian artists in Bangkok. From Malaysian side we also willing to do an exchange short residency for Thailand’s artists based on ‘A Local Folklore’ as a theme in this crossover programs and cultural exchange in Seri Iskandar. This project entitled ‘Lintas-Batas’ representing an international for Visual arts and culture exchange program.
‘Lintas-Batas’ will have four Malaysian contemporary artists which will exhibit their artworks, discussion & sharing on ‘Malay Folklore’ in Bangkok. The artists preview will be held at Seri Iskandar in the middle of March 2018 as an introduction to the local public and art community about this program. They will have their programs including exhibition and sharing session at the end of March in Bangkok (Tentacles Art Space). Conjunction with that, the program including exhibition, art talk & cultural tour for Thailand artist will be held at Seri Iskandar on September 2018. This cultural exchange project will be an interesting engagement in many aspects.
Malaysia & Thailand have a lot in common on culture & heritage, but still have another perspective that still remain unexplained and on blurred lines. Contemporary Artists nowadays often deal with environment, emotion, perspective & atmosphere in order to translate their visual language to be heard to the public. This program will involve a few of Organization & Community, Kapallorek will represent as a host and management for this project. Groundzero Studio was appointed to cooperate on behalf of curatorial practices. Until now we still identify any organization or community to support this program in many aspects especially on fund raising and sponsorship.
Kapallorek Art Space & Groundzero Studio playing parts as a collaborative partner (semi non- profit organization) to fill the gap on developing Malaysian Contemporary Visual Arts especially among the young generations. This is the best solution to have an experience also an exposure for our local artists to be exploring their own potential at early international engagement rather than circulating at local atmosphere. We also concern about public education and archiving. Because of that, we have an agreement to all participating artists on funding one of their artworks to the art space for public education and exposure purposed only.