The SH/FT Exhibition is yet another testimony of the abundance of creative local talents that we have here in Malaysia!
Get your art appetite fixed with SH/FT, a contemporary visual art exhibition happening from August 1st – August 11th at MAP Publika!
Together with fellow artists/curators Nur Hanim Mohamed Khairuddin and James Ly, Sharmin Parameswaran brings yet another visually stimulating operation with the SH/FT Exhibition.
Over 176 multi-disciplinary artworks by 42 emerging Malaysian artists have been handpicked and showcased at the exhibition. The artworks are presented in three different categories – Identity, Technology and Pop Culture through various mediums, such as paintings, prints, woodwork and sculpture, photography, digital and art installations.
The experience is packed with current nuances, symbols and metaphors that are significant in this era of change in the context of Malaysia’s social, political and cultural sphere, causing us to ponder and reimagine these things.
Here are 5 artists whose artworks caught our attention the most at the SH/FT Exhibition:
1. Ajim Juxta
Inspired by his regular trips between Kl and Kluang, Ajim Juxta narrates the familiar mundanity of ‘shifting of himself’ in these 20 rousing abstract acrylic artworks – the ‘blindspots’ from being crowded in by concrete, escaping through leaves, sunrises and sunsets, peak hour traffic and the dead of night.
2. CRiSTjEN LAi
Cristjen Lai’s interestingly portrays the journey of artists to goldfish in an aquarium in these watercolour paintings. He reveals, like goldfish, artists start out a Betta Splendens; full of personality – wearing their abstract extensions like colourful gowns yet, lonely and feisty, separated from the outside world.
3. Tomi Heri
Tomi Heri’s Sunflower Pattern Video will give you a reflection of today’s media culture. The composition of buffering icons and the no-signal noise effect was created to trigger the same enjoyment of constantly staring at the streaming of content through the screens.
4. Emir Nazren
Emir Nazren worked with plants and trees from a young age, being raised in a family who were passionate about ‘cucuk tanam’ and who owned a Bonsai nursery. He cleverly uses acrylic paint and paper collage on a cutting mat to illustrate his new ‘cucuk tanam’ amongst the streets and buildings of his new hectic grey city.
5. Lim Jing
Lim Jing’s ‘Form System’ is an outstanding play of abstract folds and lines that lies between imagination and reality. It will drive you to contemplate the idea of distorted truth and reality.
Head on over to the White Box and Black Box at Publika between the 1st to 11th of August to check out this visually stimulating Exhibition!
Address: Level G2-01, Block A5, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11AM – 7PM | Mondays – Fridays, 11AM – 8PM | Saturdays & Sundays