I don’t know what I’ll end up with at the end of this review, but I know I want to try writing it anyway. This year has been too remarkable to go by unremarked, even as I have been drained and filled, drained and filled, over and over again in the relentless spin cycles of 2020. So here we are. I am not here to answer the usual questions of years past. I want to try and tell the story – or the stories – of this year for myself. To see if I can.
It’s time for my annual year end review, something I look forward to every year as a way to really absorb where I’ve been, what I’ve gone through, where I am now. I have done these every year since 2011. I amend the list of question to just the ones I want to answer or feel is relevant, and sometimes […]
I have done these every year since 2011. I’ve amended the list to ones I want to answer as always, and added a few that weren’t there last year. I always look forward to the time of the year where I get to spend time on this exercise and share it with friends and acquaintances and even strangers online. Happy new year, pals.
It’s one of the first things you see when you step into the Patani Semasa exhibition at ILHAM Gallery. Past the reception desk and the expansive timeline on the wall — an imposing draped white sheet, nearly as tall as the ceiling. Seemingly blank, as you get closer you see white paint scribbles that — as you get closer still […]
“(Goh) Sze (Ying) interviews Sharon (Chin) about taking part in APT8 (8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art). This is a sharing and dialogue session in the form of an interview between Sze and Sharon. You can listen quietly or take part in the conversation. You’ll be seated around us (pretty close! See drawing in the event photo).” (source) A small zine, […]
In November I participated as an audience member and observer of KataKatha: Southeast Asian Conversations on Culture and the Arts, a regional initiative by Maybank Kim Eng, supported by Maybank Foundation, conceptualised and curated in collaboration with PUSAKA. The following post covers three short talks presented by sculptor Agnes Arellano of the Philippines, photographer Geraldine Kang of Singapore, and multidisciplinary artist […]
In November I was invited to observe closed door discussions happening as part of KataKatha: Southeast Asian Conversations on Culture and the Arts, a regional initiative by Maybank Kim Eng, supported by Maybank Foundation, conceptualised and curated in collaboration with PUSAKA. The following article combines notes and observations from two sessions held on two different days – Cosmopolitans, Polyglots, and the Creative […]
First presented at Suatukala, Langkawi, 6 Dec 2015 Written by Jac SM Kee, Liy, Pang Khee Teik, Syar S. Alia Performed by Daman Harun, Liy, Pang Khee Teik, Syar S. Alia Production managed by Hazri Haili Arrival of Mahsuri She wants to swallow the light of the moon on her tongue, taste silver. But everything is dust the farther she […]