POSKOD TALKS aspires to create and nurture a space that will showcase ideas, insights and initiatives by KLites to make our city a better place to live, work and play -- one postcode at a time. For this installment of POSKOD TALKS, we invite artists to be storytellers for a day.
Art often takes place within a very narrow definition of space and vocabulary, displacing it from the society it responds and reacts to. For this installment of POSKOD TALKS, we invite artists to be storytellers for a day. Through this exchange of conversation, we hope to unravel the layers of narratives, memories and context artists contemplate in their practice and medium. In turn, we invite the audience to respond to the stories told in hope of creating a meaningful, accessible discourse.
Sharon Chin is an artist currently based in Port Dickson. She co-founded Arteri, a website about arts and culture in Malaysia and South East Asia. Sharon has also designed posters for the recent Bersih 2.0 and UndiMalaysia campaigns. Exhibited locally and abroad, her works look extensively at how geography, history, human relations and language in the contemporary imagination is negotiated.
Fahmi Fadzil is a performer, writer and political activist. He is famously known as the anchor of PopTeeVee’s The Fairly Current Show, a web talk show that interviews social and political personalities on current issues. He has also performed in numerous award- winning productions and is a member of Five Arts Centre, an arts collective that has produced works that often articulated contemporary social and cultural issues.
Chang Yoong Chia is a visual artist who has exhibited in Malaysia and internationally. Notable exhibitions include ‘Malaysian Art Now’, National Art Gallery, K.L, ‘3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale’, Japan, ‘2nd Chongqing Asian Youth Biennale, China’, ‘2nd Seven Years’, organized by Japan Foundation and Valentine Willie Fine Art, KL and ‘The World is Flat’, Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore. He is one of the finalist for the 2011 APT Signature Art Prize. Much of his works are influenced by imagination and memories from his childhood as well as collective memories and memories of materials.
Liew Kung Yu is a reactionary. He creates art in reaction to the world happening around him, spectacularly regurgitating his complex feelings about a subject in his art. Kung Yu will be sharing his thoughts and the juicy details on his latest project titled “The Missing Ring” starring Malaysia’s favourite source of controversy. Come to this exclusive session with the artist and find out everything you ever wanted to know about what you never knew went missing.