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The Design Museum in London has launched an exhibition examining the role of monuments and memorials in the 21st century, and it features seven projects by the British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye, including a glimpse of some that have yet to be built. The exhibition called Making Memory sets out to show that contemporary monuments are no
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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams has opened its doors recently at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where it will be the museum’s biggest fashion exhibition since its blockbuster Alexander McQueen show in 2015. The exhibition is a reimagining of Christian Dior: Couturier Du Reve, organised by the Musee Des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and
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Assassinations in broad daylight. Ruthless agents plotting undercover. Bugging devices in every Western capital. Three decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, the spectre of the notorious KGB still looms large in the public imagination. Now, a Manhattan museum offers a time-traveller’s plunge into the world of the Cold War-era spy agency, complete with
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Hundreds of events across Germany this year will celebrate the 100th birthday of the Bauhaus movement, whose ”form follows function” aesthetic spread around the world, shaping modern architecture and design. From New York’s Seagram Building to Tel Aviv’s White City, the clean, simple lines of Bauhaus became an integral part of the template of contemporary
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How many ways can you write the alphabet? At the Abecedaire exhibition at Alliance Francaise de Kuala Lumpur (AFKL), 26 illustrators show how they can also draw it. With each illustrator taking “ownership” of a letter, visitors can expect a diverse selection of contemporary works ranging from the whimsical to humorous and contemplative. Each letter
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Teenager Muhammad Syukur Khamis from a small town in Kuala Terengganu is turning out to be quite an Internet sensation in early 2019. He is known as the Kampung Boy and some have even fondly named him “Mowgli Malaysia”. Syukur’s bond with animals has captured the imagination of many photographers – both local and foreign.
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American actress Lucy Liu collects trash. Twisted bits of wire, crushed soda cans, rusty keys – at some point, she has picked them off the street with her bare hands and put them in her purse. It has got to the point where she goes to work and people automatically hand her a Ziploc bag
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There is no shortage of pseudonyms and aliases for artists when an exhibition has strong links to the street art and graffiti scene. Ever heard of Klangblabla, Bibichun, The Sliz, Orkibal, Snaketwo, Pumoonkust and Sattama? If you haven’t, you will soon. The intersection of graffiti art and gallery-based contemporary art gets a lot of ink
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As you walk into Kuala Lumpur’s Sutra Gallery, you can practically feel a certain warmth and charm flowing in the room. Visual artist Sivarajah Natarajan’s latest solo exhibition Atma seems to get the most out of this gallery space. Each of his mixed-media works, meticulously detailed and composed, exude strong and personable characteristics. In this
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Mention “Polaroid” and most people will think of the retro, palm-sized instant prints often stuck on refrigerators or posted in scrapbooks. Not many will associate it with artwork – much less the sort of art you might hang in a gallery. But Cuba-born artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons’ installation, The One Who Opens The Path (1997),
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Five local arts practitioners were awarded a total of RM33,000 in grants on Dec 10 through the Krishen Jit-Astro Fund. First established in 2006, the fund was inspired by the late Malaysian theatre legend Datuk Krishen Jit, and aims to assist grantees in achieving their artistic ambitions. It is an initiative of Astro and the
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