Suffering from overkill
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 email@example.com 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