Aliran Semasa {Rearview Forward} Confluence and Branching of Media Technology in Recent Malaysian Art

This week-long program aims to assemble new media practitioners from diverse background; to discuss common concerns, nurture professional network and instigate collaborative projects. It also serves as an experimental platform for creative and theoretical research presentation that could potentially generate “localized” epistemology – for the articulation of cultural practices that intersect between art, culture, media, technology and capitalism in Malaysia.

Various fringe events such as talk, screening, mini exhibition and performance are organized as part of the program. These events are kindly hosted by Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA), Multimedia University (MMU), University Science Malaysia (USM) and Kebun Rupa, Museum and Gallery Tuanku Fauziah (MGTF).

An essential part of the program is the collaboration between Networking and Education Department (NVAG) and academic institutions (MIA, MMU, and USM). It is hoped that this collaboration will cultivate a progressive and sustainable breeding ground for future New Media artist.

List of events:

22-29 June 2013 – [Rearview Forward} exhibition, with opening performance and video art screen on 22 June 2013 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm KLEX, 4.30pm-5.30pm Video Screening, 8pm-10.30pm Performance @ MIA College Gallery,Kuala Lumpur

25 June 2013 – Panel discussion on “Media + Education” by Ass. Prof. Niranjan Rajah, Associate Prof. Hasnul Saidon, Tsabri Ibrahim and Roopesh Sitharan from 10am to 12pm @ Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM), e-theather, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya.

27 June 2013 – Talk and Presentation by Prof. Wan Zawawi Ibrahim, Asst.Prof. Niranjan Rajah, Saubin Yap, Roopesh Sitharan from 10am to 5pm Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur

15-25 June 2013 – Rintis Shift 2013 annual exhibition @ Nadi Centre,Building D18, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang

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