Can Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Newton’s discovery of gravity be on the same stage?
After a long day, the commute home or the quick dinner I have with myself is almost always coupled by me scrolling through my social media, Twitter in particular. I retweet a bunch of tweets that I feel that my followers need to see, and I like a bunch of articles that I feel I should read later. In between all those, there are a bunch of witty tweets usually accompanied by a graphic all condensed in 140 characters, two minute videos or even six second ones that will usually elicit a quick exhale of air and a smirk at worse. And it’s these pieces of contemporary art dare I say, that stays with me the most.
Setia City Park is this beautiful, serene location, where people from all walks of life come together to relax and have fun. Last Saturday, 11 March, it was the venue for an amazing music festival, which makes it much less serene – yet all the more beautiful.
Balai Seni Visual has housed many exhibitions since its establishment in 1958—a recent addition being the 2016 exhibition, KOLEKSI TRADISI KE POP. The gallery itself has a rich and unassuming history juxtaposed to its grey exterior plopped along Jalan Tun Razak. Recently launched exhibition ESCAPE from the SEA calls Balai Seni Visual its home.