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Abdul Multhalib Musa: Travelling with Moving

By Eva McGovern Stillness. Stasis. Movement. Action. Sitting in traffic on the way to Wei Ling Gallery to see Abdul Multhalib Musa’s recent solo show Twist, I didn’t have a book, newspaper, I-pod or other useful strategy to pass the time en route. I glanced at my taxi driver who was reading an article on […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • July 18, 2008

Big Art and Little People

By Rachel Jenagaratnam Some confessions ought to start this piece off nicely: First, when asked to review Multhalib Musa’s recent exhibition at Wei-Ling Gallery, I had absolutely no idea who the artist was. The exhibition’s Chubby Checkeresque title, Twist, suggested milkshakes and black-and-white linoleum flooring, but these American dreams came to a halt when I […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • July 17, 2008

Making Spirits

By Gabrielle Low A long, straight and well-paved road leads you into Pulau Carey. Along either side of the road are oil palm trees, row after row — a monotony broken only by the occasional oil mill or processing plant, and the residences of plantation employees. There are guarded roadblocks for vehicles entering into prohibited […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • April 13, 2007

In Flying Spaghetti Monster We Trust

By Zedeck Siew Zedeck Siew the Kakiseni Scatterbot trawls the internet to find interesting art and culture beyond our shores, virtual or otherwise. Flying Spaghetti Monsterism Exactly a week ago the Association of Christian Schools International filed a civil rights lawsuit against the University of California, alleging that university admissions officials are refusing to certify […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • September 2, 2005

Menacing Forms

By Adeline Ooi Walking into the side entrance of the new Westin Hotel down at Jalan Bukit Bintang, you will find yourself intimidated – and attracted – by what appears to be a large and ancient torture device perched onto the wall. Black, mettalic, and organic, with a centre that spreads out in slinky waves […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • May 26, 2004

They inspired Picasso, will they inspire you?

By Kakiseni You may have seen them in interior design shops around Kuala Lumpur. Slick, unusual, primitive and very contemporary at the same time, they are sculptures from Zimbabwe introduced to Malaysia by a Zimbabwean couple, Mary Jane and Charles Cormack, who wanted to share their love for their country. They are also the sculptures […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • October 31, 2003