By Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA) on October 21, 2019
As part of its continuous efforts to raise greater awareness on the vibrant Malaysian arts and culture scene while making art more accessible to the public, Art In The City’s second edition kicked off to much fanfare celebrating 3 site-specific commissioned art installations by Malaysian artists, special screening of video competition, Lucky Pao Market, public art forum and workshop as well as fringe activities which collectively promoted the diverse artistic, creativity, compassion and imagination of Malaysian talents. Themed ‘I heART KL’, the AITC 2019 activities commenced on 18 October 2019 and will end on 27 October 2019.
Following an open call for public art in June to find the best artistic proposal to keep the city’s vibrancy charged, the final artists public art submission are available along the River of Life from 18 October 2019 until February 2020. Besides site-specific activations, there will be workshops conducted by the artists in conjunction with their commission period.
There will be Public Art Workshop conducted by Aisyah Baharuddin an Interdisciplinary artist and social activist based in Batu Pahat, Johor. She is deeply involved in the development of Contemporary Art in Malaysia since 2004. And Singapore artist Lim Soo Ngee, whose approach to sculpture is immensely intimate, musing over the different relationships between humanity, the environment and society. To register, please email email@example.com.
With a goal to celebrate the multitude of creativity, CENDANA launched a video competition to invite Malaysians to present an interesting narrative of what makes Kuala Lumpur unique through the lens of arts and culture. After highly competitive rounds of voting process by the public, four contestants emerged to walk away with a total of RM8,000 cash prizes. The winners are:
|1st Prize: RM3,500||Meeting Of Friends (Collective)||The Street of Our Canvas: it takes you through the story of creating colourful illustrations in the heart of Kuala Lumpur|
|2nd Prize: RM2,500||Arman Shahmiey bin Ezzauddin Hussein Jamalatiff||“Hibiscus”: It highlights the city’s hidden beauty and the warmth of its people that may pass by unnoticed on a daily basis but they are beautiful reminders to appreciate.|
|3rd Prize: RM1,500||Yugan A/L Shanmugam||“I Shoot What I See”: It is a travelogue of exploring the Kuala Lumpur city in a day.|
|Audience Choice: RM500||Projek Bukan-Bukan||“Home”: Home is a short story of a local KL-lite who spends a day discovering the beauty of a place he fondly calls home.|
Jalan Raja was transformed into a creative marketplace to bring the historic landscape of Kuala Lumpur to life with surprises, feel-good moments and unforgettable experiences for the public. Lucky Pao is a gathering of artisans featuring local crafts, creations, artworks as well as the best local music performances like Kyoto Protocol, Johny Comes Lately, Bihzhu and Nadir, in addition to community activations. On top of that, it was a feast of senses, with popular street food, delicacies and market stalls.
During the duration of AITC 2019, a series of forum and workshops will be organised to discuss about the role of arts and culture in public spaces with best practices and experiences within the country, regionally and internationally.
Art In The City 2019 is brought to you by CENDANA and DBKL, and supported by Ministry of Federal Territories, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Tourism Malaysia, Hop On Hop Off Bus, The Art Seni and KL Sketchnation.
For more information on Art in the City 2019, visit: www.cendana.com.my