HOMECOMING 2013

Venue: Galeri Chandan @ Publika

Duration: 15th Jan – 14th Feb 2013

Previous Venues:
Bale Tonggoh Selasar Sunaryo Art Space
Bandung
28 Sept – 7 Oct 2012

Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta
14 Nov – 23 Nov 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Observer. Oil on canvas. 168cm x 124.5cm. 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Observer. Oil on canvas. 168cm x 124.5cm. 2012

Chong Siew Ying. A Thousand Year. Charcoal on paper mounted canvas. 136cm x 200cm. 2012

Chong Siew Ying. A Thousand Year. Charcoal on paper mounted canvas. 136cm x 200cm. 2012

Daud Rahim. Ikan. Aluminium. 71cm x 132cm x 57cm. 2012

Daud Rahim. Ikan. Aluminium. 71cm x 132cm x 57cm. 2012

Hamidi Hadi. Blood Disorder. Industrial paint on canvas. 170cm x 170cm. 2012

Hamidi Hadi. Blood Disorder. Industrial paint on canvas. 170cm x 170cm. 2012

Hamidi Hadi. Keras. Industrial paint on canvas. 92cm x 92cm. 2012

Hamidi Hadi. Keras. Industrial paint on canvas. 92cm x 92cm. 2012

Haris Abadi. Questing for Digital Nirvana. Woodbox, digital screen, acrylic, mouse & looped video. 23cm x 34.5cm x 23.5cm. 2012

Haris Abadi. Questing for Digital Nirvana. Woodbox, digital screen, acrylic, mouse & looped video. 23cm x 34.5cm x 23.5cm. 2012

Haslin Ismail. Warrior With His Twin Shadows. Acrylic on canvas. 183cm x 153cm. 2012

Haslin Ismail. Warrior With His Twin Shadows. Acrylic on canvas. 183cm x 153cm. 2012

Jalaini Abu Hassan. Cakap-Cakap Belakang. Mixed media on unprimed canvas. 91.5cm x 91.5cm. 2012

Jalaini Abu Hassan. Cakap-Cakap Belakang. Mixed media on unprimed canvas. 91.5cm x 91.5cm. 2012

Juhari Said. Dalmatian. Woodblock print on canvas. 101cm x 265cm. 2012

Juhari Said. Dalmatian. Woodblock print on canvas. 101cm x 265cm. 2012

Kow Leong Kiang. Perhaps. Acrylic on canvas. 120cm x 120cm. 2011

Kow Leong Kiang. Perhaps. Acrylic on canvas. 120cm x 120cm. 2011

Phuan Thai Meng. I See. Black frame & oil on canvas. 26.5cm x 32.5cm. 2012

Phuan Thai Meng. I See. Black frame & oil on canvas. 26.5cm x 32.5cm. 2012

Ramlan Abdullah. From Cosmic. Aluminium. 85cm x 85cm(d) x 85cm(d). 2012

Ramlan Abdullah. From Cosmic. Aluminium. 85cm x 85cm(d) x 85cm(d). 2012

Samsudin Wahab. Voyage Space Ship (5th Anniversary). Acrylic, bitumen & woodframe on canvas. 108cm x 137cm. 2012

Samsudin Wahab. Voyage Space Ship (5th Anniversary). Acrylic, bitumen & woodframe on canvas. 108cm x 137cm. 2012

Sharon Chin. Portable Sensors - Banned Texts (1 of 6). Electronic buzz wire in the wooden box. 37cm x 29cm x 11cm. 1971-2011

Sharon Chin. Portable Sensors - Banned Texts (1 of 6). Electronic buzz wire in the wooden box. 37cm x 29cm x 11cm. 1971-2011

Sharon Chin. Portable Sensors - Counter Culture (2 of 6). Electronic buzz wire in the wooden box. 37cm x 29cm x 11cm. 1971-2011

Sharon Chin. Portable Sensors - Counter Culture (2 of 6). Electronic buzz wire in the wooden box. 37cm x 29cm x 11cm. 1971-2011

Sharon Chin. Portable Sensors - Politics (3 of 6) Electronic buzz wire in the wooden box. 37cm x 29cm x 11cm. 1971-2011

Sharon Chin. Portable Sensors - Politics (3 of 6) Electronic buzz wire in the wooden box. 37cm x 29cm x 11cm. 1971-2011

Sharon Chin. Portable Sensors - Race (4 of 6) Electronic buzz wire in the wooden box. 37cm x 29cm x 11cm. 1971-2011

Sharon Chin. Portable Sensors - Race (4 of 6) Electronic buzz wire in the wooden box. 37cm x 29cm x 11cm. 1971-2011

Sharon Chin. Portable Sensors - Religion (5 of 6) Electronic buzz wire in the wooden box. 37cm x 29cm x 11cm. 1971-2011

Sharon Chin. Portable Sensors - Religion (5 of 6) Electronic buzz wire in the wooden box. 37cm x 29cm x 11cm. 1971-2011

Sharon Chin. Portable Sensors - Sex (6 of 6) Electronic buzz wire in the wooden box. 37cm x 29cm x 11cm. 1971-2011

Sharon Chin. Portable Sensors - Sex (6 of 6) Electronic buzz wire in the wooden box. 37cm x 29cm x 11cm. 1971-2011

Umibaizurah Mahir. I'm Not A Dog. Porcelain, steel & wood pedestal. 26cm x 28cm(d) x 28cm(d). 2012

Umibaizurah Mahir. I'm Not A Dog. Porcelain, steel & wood pedestal. 26cm x 28cm(d) x 28cm(d). 2012

Yee I Lann. Dear Cousin Letter No 1. Batik on silk cloth. 156cm x 95cm. 2012

Yee I Lann. Dear Cousin Letter No 1. Batik on silk cloth. 156cm x 95cm. 2012

Zulkifli Yusoff. Dua Ekor Keldai. Acrylic on canvas. 152.5cm x 122cm. 2012

Zulkifli Yusoff. Dua Ekor Keldai. Acrylic on canvas. 152.5cm x 122cm. 2012

Ahmad Shukri Mohamed. The King 'Gold Rain'. Mixed media on canvas. 137cm x 150cm. 2012

Ahmad Shukri Mohamed. The King 'Gold Rain'. Mixed media on canvas. 137cm x 150cm. 2012

Anurendra Jegadeva. Best Friends Forever. Oil on wood panels & painted object in acrylic box. 146cm x 83cm x 11.5cm. 2012

Anurendra Jegadeva. Best Friends Forever. Oil on wood panels & painted object in acrylic box. 146cm x 83cm x 11.5cm. 2012

Bayu Utomo Radjikin. Kenangan. Mixed media on canvas. 199cm x 150cm. 2012 copy

Bayu Utomo Radjikin. Kenangan. Mixed media on canvas. 199cm x 150cm. 2012 copy

Bayu Utomo Radjikin. Kenangan. Mixed media on canvas. 199cm x 150cm. 2012

Bayu Utomo Radjikin. Kenangan. Mixed media on canvas. 199cm x 150cm. 2012

Chan Kok Hooi. Car Park Lullaby. Acrylic on canvas. 153cm x 107cm. 2012

Chan Kok Hooi. Car Park Lullaby. Acrylic on canvas. 153cm x 107cm. 2012

Chang Yoong Chia. Pari-Pari. Handkerchief & oil on linen. 85.5cm x 66cm. 2011

Chang Yoong Chia. Pari-Pari. Handkerchief & oil on linen. 85.5cm x 66cm. 2011

About the Show

This exhibition features a significant and varied body of work by 21 artists who are widely considered popular and at the forefront of contemporary art in Malaysia. Quite a few among these notable established and emerging artists, such as Zulkifli Yusoff, Jalaini Abu Hassan, J Anurendra and Yee I-Lann, have already prominently imprinted their names in the regional as well as international art scenes since the 1990’s. However, most of them have not yet been adequately exposed to viewers outside of the country, including even its nearest neighbours.

This exhibition offers the opportunity for this select group of Malaysian artists to reach and interact with the Indonesian art circle in particular and its art-viewing public in general. Given that Indonesian contemporary art is certainly more well-known and celebrated within the global circuit, this exhibition provides a good platform for Malaysian art and artists to encounter a more penetrating discourse, and to enter a more competitive market. Hopefully by bringing Malaysian art and artists to Indonesia they have a better chance to be more recognised by Indonesian and international art players, and to become more visible regionally and internationally.

Many solo and group shows had been arranged in the past to introduce Malaysian art to Indonesia. However, this exhibition has a larger selection of artists and styles. Displaying signature works of the selected artists, this exhibition allows the Indonesian audience to enjoy a superb variety of art practices and modes of expression prevalent among current Malaysian artists. The vast range of art presented here not only reflects the diversity of techniques, approaches, strategies and media engaged by Malaysian artists but also addresses a wide array of issues and themes on art and aesthetics explored by them.

Largely concerned with investigating and representing certain aspects of contemporary Malaysia, the works featured in this show, furthermore, permit the Indonesian audience to delve into and experience a part of Malaysia’s history, culture and life. It is indeed a challenge for the participating artists to see their works being placed and appreciated in a different socio-cultural and geographical context. Even though Malaysians and Indonesians at large share many things in common, especially culture, language and lifestyle, they have their own unique interests, needs, ideas and beliefs. Owing to these subtle differences, this body of work may possibly receive new interesting meanings and readings.

 

Participating Artists

Ahmad Shukri Mohamed
Anurendra Jegadeva
Bayu Utomo Radjikin
Chang Yoong Chia
Chan Kok Hooi
Chong Ai Lei
Chong Siew Ying
Daud Rahim
Hamidi Hadi
Haris Abadi
Haslin Ismail
Jalaini Abu Hassan
Juhari Said
Kow Leong Kiang
Phuan Thai Meng
Ramlan Abdullah
Samsudin Wahab
Sharon Chin
Umibaizurah Mahir
Yee I Lann
Zulkifli Yusoff