JFKL February 2021

JFKL Curatorial Workshop

JFKL organised a Curatorial Workshop in February last year, a programme aimed to provide a platform to enhance expertise in curating contemporary art and related fields with an end goal of successfully organising and curating an art exhibition/art project. At the end of the workshop, two curators namely Low Pey Sien and Rebecca Yeoh were selected to realise their proposed plan and we are proud to present the 2 exhibitions as the outcome of the workshop.

Exhibition 1: “May We…”
Curator: Rebecca Yeoh
Duration: 16 January – 7 February 2021
Venue: Tun Perak Co-op
Outline: May We…” explores the views of the generation of today around the incident of May 13, 1969, also known to be the darkest day in Malaysia. It was difficult to speak about the incident, due to family trauma or taboo surrounding the subject; especially after the incident is deemed to be a sensitive topic. Leading to the fear of forgetting a significant piece of Malaysia history. The four participating artists will interpret the complex history through layers of resources; the existing artworks, made between 1969 – 1970, in response to the riots, personal family memories as well as factual, written accounts of the riots. The artists worked based the common connections – an intergenerational fear, anxiety and discontent. These are expressed in the form of installations that fundamentally invites audiences through a process of understanding the importance of memory and questioning, hurting and healing, comprehending the burden of narratives and passing them along, as well as the act of cleansing and respect.

Exhibition 2: “Di Situ: An Exhibition”
Curator: Low Pey Sien
Duration: 29 January – 7 February 2021
Venue: KongsiKL, Gudang Yee Seng 2
Outline: “Di Situ: An Exhibition” showcases both artists and their artwork that are on site, be it sensitive to their place or out-of-place. The exhibition consists of three fundamental “sites”, Gudang Yee Seng 2, Meanwhile Elsewhere and Site Now, looking at interpretation and expression of diverse creatives working on their time and space, in different contexts. This exhibition puts forward a core question on what is the relationship of a place with our work.

For more info and details on the related events and talk sessions for the two exhibitions, visit www.jfkl.org.my/events/curatorial-workshop-exhibitions/