Editions @ SGFA brings together an assemblage of artists from to consider the art of multiples or the multiples of art featuring a selection of dynamic Malaysian artists
‘Editions’ in a traditional artistic context refers to the reproduction of copies or replicas of artworks made from an original (master) work, though in a contemporary digital context – wherein tweets, Instagram posts, face filters, memes, and gifs are imitated, mashed, and shared into the instanaiety of social and cultural internet networks – the traditional notion seems antiquated and even inconsequential.
Haris Abadi, Pohon Beringin.
This exhibition asks how today’s artists view and respond to the notion of ‘art in multiples’, featuring both artists whose practices are directly influenced by the consideration of multiples, and artists whose current works are each independent and unique. EDITIONS includes: Bogus Merchandise, a socially minded and community-oriented screen printing and sewing collective, Sabahan artist Rico Leong, a woodcut artist keeping his traditional method of printing alive and not keen on the concept of limited editions, NOWORNEVER DESIGN, a creative and experimental design hub,
Haslin Ismail, Jelmaan Baru.
Dhavinder Singh, a well-established local artist who has long been featured on the KL art scene, Ajim Juxta, an architect-turned-artist whose oeuvre draws heavily on existentialism, Haris Abadi, whose work consistently revolves around the role of the internet and digital media in modern life; and the partnership of Talha KK + Tsa Meera of Imaginary 23, who recently directed Kyoto Protocol’s latest music video Delta Wing. Joining also are artists whose current practices are not steeped in the consideration of multiples, for example, Noor Mahnun Mohamed, who has attributed the reproduction of artworks in multiples back to the craft of producing by hand.
The show is curated by Sharmin Parameswaran, a part-time independent curator working in the Malaysian visual arts scene. Her recent projects include a collaboration with women’s rights group All Women’s Action Society entitled The Good Malaysian Woman: Ethnicity, Religion, Politics, a photo art exhibition titled Person(a) at the acclaimed Obscura Photo Festival, and the co-curation Collective | Individuals, a group exhibition for Urbanscapes 2017.
EDITIONS will launch in conjunction with the unveiling of the most recent SGFA PavilionNOW project, Brick Chords, designed by the exciting, young, and dynamic ProjectXYZ, details to follow.
SGFA Gallery Residence is located at 8, Lorong 16/7B, Section 16, 46350, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Phone: +60 3-7932 4740