If traveling up north to the capital city for a decent art festival can be rather tedious even for a road trip- we’ve got news for everyone, especially Johorians! The Writers and Film Festival 2017 is an 8-day literary and film spectacle that brings a newfound love and education for the arts, by bringing the best of Malaysia and artists from around the world to your doorstep from the 20th of to the 28th of October, 2017.
Art Battle is a live competitive painting event that’s been held in US, Canada, Brazil and is now taking root in Malaysia! On the 14th of October, they will be having their 3rd show after astounding reception from prior instalments. Be sure to check out the thrill of artistic creativity mixed with the adrenaline of competition at Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur!
We got to talk to the organizer, Ruby Subramaniam, about the origin story of Art Battle Malaysia and its inner workings!
How often do you hear about Malaysians going to Antarctica?
Last Sunday I listened to Eddin Khoo, Jo Kukathas and Aidil Johan talk about the importance of performing arts to the soul of the nation in a public forum organized by Imagined Malaysia. This forum is one in a series of forums Imagined Malaysia is organizing in the entire month of September in conjunction with the Jalan Merdeka campaign.
While the focus of the forum is a narrative familiar and explored to performing arts practitioners in the country, doing it as part of Jalan Merdeka in the current socio-political climate gives it a sense of deep-rooted relevance that the general public – it’s intended [...]