Suf­fer­ing from overkill

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as­sumes both the role of White Ra­jah (su­per­im­posed im­age) and the Iban war­rior.

Sufri Jaya’s two in­ter­ac­tive works, Please Wake Up (one pre­tend­ing to work and the other re­tal­i­at­ing by scold­ing), are a wake-up call for cy­ber-doz­ers and those sleep­ing on the job – when Nazri in­ter­acted with the work, NVAG De­vel­op­ment Board chair­man Datuk Ma­hadzir Lok­man quipped that that was the only time when Nazri could get a scold­ing!

Also in­ter­est­ing is Pave­line Pilih’s Noise com­pris­ing a ba­bel of reg­i­mented grids of Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe lips talk­ing at the same time.

The other works were Greame (Tan Wei Ling), The Lost Child­hood (Low Chee Peng), three con­cep­tual inkjet print works (Az­zad Diah), Who Will Win? (Al-Khuzairie Ali), Money Mat­ters (Ekram Al-Hafis), Me­trop­o­lis Wood­land (Annabelle Ng Ying Wah), 365 (NorhasLinda Nordin), Tree­house/Do You Feel Happy (Cheong Kiet Cheng), Shut­tle (Is­sarezal Ismail), Di­men­sion Of Vi­su­al­i­sa­tion (Chan Ka Liang), In­fin­ity Of Tech­nol­ogy (Mel­com Angkun), and Chandi Anak Um­puh (Muham­mad Aidil).

The ac­com­pa­ny­ing 352-page book is com­pre­hen­sive in its anal­y­sis of the works of the fi­nal­ists as well as in ex­pound­ing on the cu­ra­to­rial prac­tices and rec­om­men­da­tions for the fu­ture of the Young Con­tem­po­raries com­pe­ti­tion.

The works of the 28 fi­nal­ists from the Young Con­tem­po­raries com­pe­ti­tion are on show at gal­leries 2B, 3A and 3B at the Na­tional Vis­ual Arts Gallery (No. 2, Jalan Te­mer­loh, off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur) un­til March 3; open­ing hours are 10am to 6pm daily. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03-4026 7000 / 03-4025 4990, email pr@art­gallery.gov.my or go to www.art­gallery. gov.my.

T.C. Liew’s work, WheelOf­For­tune, uses Qr codes in­ter­ac­tively, as a means of ac­cess­ing univer­siti Sains Malaysia’s data­base of works of fine art.

This is aura, part of Goh Chai Seng’s trip­tych, Funny

be­liever/ un­ti­tled/aura. The work mixes icons of dif­fer­ent be­lief sys­tems in phan­tas­magoric

style.

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