Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Culture -

A crit­i­cal in­sight into the sur­veil­lance cul­ture of mod­ern-day so­ci­ety, ‘Seen’ ex­poses the anony­mous watch­ers and breaks down the hid­den gaze, blur­ring the gap be­tween pri­vate and public space. With six dif­fer­ent na­tion­al­i­ties in­cluded in the lineup—Ah­met Öğüt from Tur­key, Roger Ballen from the US, as well as prom­i­nent Malaysian names Anuren­dra Je­gadeva and Ivan Lam—this ex­hi­bi­tion goes be­yond the ques­tion of “who is watch­ing?”, re­mind­ing view­ers that no act goes un­watched. “It’s prob­a­bly the most im­por­tant ex­hi­bi­tion we have done to date, invit­ing peo­ple from dif­fer­ent back­grounds to ini­ti­ate a di­a­logue on im­me­di­ate so­cial and po­lit­i­cal is­sues. A must-see for all Malaysians,” muses Lim Wei-Ling, di­rec­tor of Wei-Ling Gallery. Un­til July 1 at Wei-Ling Con­tem­po­rary, RT-1, 6th Floor, The Gar­dens Mall. Tel: 03-2282 8323. www.weil­

Lurk­ing, 2010, Roger Ballen Stranger Vi­sions, 2012-2014, Heather Dewey-Hag­borg

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