|Azliza Ayob - The Makings of A La-La Land (2010)|
"Today and Tomorrow: Emerging Practices in Malaysian Art" is a book project by the folks at RogueArt, featuring a number of visual artists, and others who employ art practices that go beyond a flat canvas. The 'Collectives' section confirmed my thoughts that artist groups are divided by language and race, mostly preoccupied with individual agendas. Public art engagements are covered in the final section, highlighting commendable events that typically reach out to a small demographic. Selection of the featured artists in this book are done by the curatorial team, where an effort to be inclusive of all forms of art, take precedence over other contemporaries whom may be pushing the aesthetic boundaries of visual art.
|Wallpaper detail: Vincent Leong - Tropical Paradise AG32 (2006)|