Nobody Gets Left Behind, an exhibition at artACT. Photo courtesy of MAP.
Nobody Gets Left Behind, an exhibition at artACT. Photo courtesy of MAP.

Throughout the month of April, MAP at Publika is hosting a range of exhibitions, film screenings and talks about the impact that art can have on social change and communities. The activities range across film, visual arts, performance and more.

From 1 – 14 April, head to White Box for “Picturing Change”: an exhibition of posters from recent decades to showcase how art has been used in politics, from the art of protests to propaganda.

Other highlights include “Portraits of Life”, from 14 – 20 April, which explores migrant lives in KL. The project includes photos taken by refugee children and teenagers; as well as film screenings about migrant lives; and a photo collaboration between KL photographer Beatrice Leong and Bangladeshi worker Saiful Islam.

Look out for a performance and talk from PUSAKA on the Mah Meri of Pulau Carey (12 April, 4pm and 8pm at Black Box), as well as a series of talks on topics ranging from social change in advertising to freedom of expression in journalism and performances in gender (11 April, Black Box).

From 29 March – 5 April at Black Box, there will be an exhibition titled “The Art of Giving, Nobody Gets Left Behind”, where proceeds from the sale of art works go to SEED, the Chow Kit NGO which had its government funding cut earlier this year. There will also be a fundraising concert on 4 April for SEED, with entry by donation.

Find out more about the full programme on the MAP Facebook page.