Ipoh Worldwide Artwork Competition 2019 heralds a brand new daybreak for artwork in Perak

When you may have two experimental-minded Bas Bising (noisy bus) exhibits to bookend an arts pageant, you already know you may have one thing particular within the works.

The Bas Bising sequence, curated by Ipoh-based Dr Kamal Sabran, an educational and avant musician, incorporates a forged of regional experimental musicians who will give the upcoming Ipoh Worldwide Arts Competition 2019 programme an edgy dimension.

“There isn’t any higher time to push the boundaries. Ipoh has a robust arts background and it has been buzzing this 12 months with varied inventive communities banding collectively to place it on the nationwide map. From music to visible arts to archiving and artistic boards, Ipoh has a community in place. With Bas Bising, we even have a regional line-up to take issues additional, ” says Kamal, who’s the founding father of the House Gambus Experiment.

The Ipoh Worldwide Artwork Competition 2019, which takes place at 4 fundamental venues and a number of other pop-up locations within the Perak state capital from Nov 30 to Dec 8, marks a brand new starting for a dormant arts pageant sequence that was final held in 2000.

The upcoming IIAF 2019, offered by an attention grabbing crew of 9 curators, will function greater than 100 arts practitioners filling out a week-long programme that features a up to date artwork exhibition, pictures exhibition, efficiency artwork, theatre, experimental and new music gigs, movie and video artwork screenings, workshops and boards. Indie rock music and graffiti artwork occasions are additionally distinguished within the pageant listings.

The pageant is free admission for all programmes.

“The thought was to work with Tourism Perak and Ipoh’s creative communities to reboot the IIAF platform, launched within the mid-1990s. We began from scratch to rebuild and re-energise the IIAF sequence. The planning and work has taken two years, ” says Nur Hanim Mohamed Khairuddin, IIAF 2019 creative director.

Muzium Darul Ridzuan in Ipoh will host the 'Climate' art exhibition and workshops at the Ipoh International Art Festival 2019. Photo: Filepic Muzium Darul Ridzuan in Ipoh will host the ‘Local weather’ artwork exhibition and workshops on the Ipoh Worldwide Artwork Competition 2019. Photograph: Filepic “We wished to provide it a broader, extra up to date outlook, to current a pageant – extra equitable and various – that displays the instances we’re dwelling in, ” she provides.

The IIAF 2019 pageant’s theme is “Local weather”.

“Local weather is in regards to the circumstances we stay in as human beings. Local weather is about how we cope with adjustments in the environment – pure, political, social and financial – wherever we could also be on this planet, ” says Nur Hanim.

IIAF 2019’s fundamental goal is to assist vacationer/heritage city Ipoh tackle further visibility – and accountability – as one of many main Malaysian cities with its personal “signature” annual artwork pageant.

“The humanities pageant mannequin is altering quickly. It’s not a few large tent circus coming to city. Now we have to recognise and assist native creative communities, and create a pageant platform that has an enduring influence and place in a metropolis’s up to date tradition. Ipoh immediately is a vibrant metropolis for the humanities and the IIAF has arrived on the proper time to have interaction the lots, ” she says.

This 12 months, Ipoh has been busy with arts occasions similar to Competition Kolektif 2019, Perak Cartoon Competition and the Ipoh Music Symposium, which centered on Malaysian indie music.

Mohd Jayzuan (or Jay), who’s the primary man for Projek Rabak, an Ipoh-based indie literature and humanities outfit, will probably be curating a lit discussion board at IIAF.

He reveals that Ipoh as a inventive hub isn’t a fantastical proposition.

“We’re simply two hours away from KL, and meaning individuals exterior Ipoh can simply make their manner right here. What we now have to make sure is that Ipoh has sufficient artwork areas and energetic communities to maintain the momentum going. Even when we now have to do issues on a shoestring funds, we transfer forward and place this IIAF as a mannequin for the ‘can do’ spirit, which will be infectious when everyone comes collectively, ” says Jay.

The venues for IIAF are Muzium Darul Ridzuan, 22 Hale Avenue, PBUY Retailer and the PORT (Folks Of Exceptional Abilities) house.

Listed here are the primary highlights of IIAF 2019:


Bas Bising Experimental/New Music Collection

Venue: Hale Avenue Parking Lot (Dec 1) and PORT (Dec 8)

Time: Dec 1 (9pm onwards), Dec 8 (8pm onwards)

To coincide with the local weather theme, the Bas Bising “stage” is a repurposed bus, salvaged from the Ipoh Metropolis Council. It may be towed from venue to venue. These exhibits, pushed by Kamal, will set stall (or classic bus on this case) with new music, avant poetry, noise “bombing” acts and all issues related to sound journey.

It’s going to see Ipoh experimental group Joni Mustaf, led by Mohd Jayzuan, sharing bus house with Lintang Raditya, a distinguished title in Indonesia’s burgeoning group of synth builders and noise artists, Singaporean performer Hasnul Rahmat, Azlan Dawai and LHTV/EFN on Dec 1 on the Hale Avenue Parking Lot.

The present on the PORT arts venue on Dec Eight options guitarist Dharma Shan (from Singaporean act The Observatory), Wukir Suryadi (from Indonesian excessive Nusantara group Senyawa) alongside names similar to Ranjit Bois, Bart Ridoos, Amin Arawi, Hafiz Chai, Ghost69, Amir Zainorin, DJ Miko and FVRNV.


Local weather Artwork Exhibition

Venue: Muzium Darul Ridzuan

Date: Nov 30 to Dec 8

Time: 10am to 6pm

No state artwork gallery, no downside. This up to date artwork exhibition, that includes 33 artists, at Muzium Darul Ridzuan is one in every of IIAF 2019’s anchor occasions. Nationwide Artwork Gallery curator Tan Hui Koon and Bayu Utomo Radjikin (Hom Artwork Trans gallery founder) present curatorial assist.

Malaysian artists embrace Ramlan Abdullah, Raja Shahriman Raja Aziddin, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Ahmad Shukri Mohamed, Ahmad Fuad Osman, Masnoor Ramli Mahmud, Noor Azizan Rahman Paiman, Chang Yoong Chia, Bibi Chew, Hamidi Hadi, Sharon Chin, Saiful Razman, Samsudin Wahab and Cheng Yen Peng.

A number of regional artists are additionally on board, together with South-East Asian artists similar to Moe Satt (Myanmar), Jehabdulloh Jehsorhoh (Thailand), Mohammadsuriyee Masu (Thailand), Januri (Indonesia), Mohamad “Ucup” Yusuf (Indonesia) and Ahmad Abu Bakar (Singapore).

Contemporary artist Ahmad Fuad Osman is part of the Climate group exhibit as well as the 'Why React? Making Art In Troubled Times' forum on Dec 5. Photo: Filepic Modern artist Ahmad Fuad Osman is a part of the Local weather group exhibit in addition to the ‘Why React? Making Artwork In Troubled Occasions’ discussion board on Dec 5. Photograph: Filepic


Local weather Artwork Workshops

Venue: Muzium Darul Ridzuan

Date: Nov 30 and Dec 1

Time: 10am to 6pm

This artmaking weekend, offered by the Nationwide Artwork Gallery and companions, on the museum incorporates a various line-up of established artists, collectives and newcomers.

The highlights: The Aftermath Thinker artists collective from Sarawak will conduct a recycling workshop to finish a life measurement sculpture along with individuals.

A lino print workshop by Syarifah Nadhirah, who has simply accomplished her residency on the Rimbun Dahan South-East Asian Artwork Residency Programme, can also be an attention-grabbing session along with her use of botanical parts.

To not be missed can also be Chained To Plastic: The Unmanageable Waste, an academic workshop on plastic waste disaster fuelled by the oil and fuel trade by Sharon Chin and Zedeck Siew.

Each artists will train individuals on the best way to design placards creatively to ship a robust message to the world. This workshop will finish with a mock parade. Examine the listings for the complete programme line-up.


Semangat Images Exhibition

Venue: 22 Hale Avenue

Time: Nov 30 to Dec 8

Date: 10am to 6pm

This exhibition showcases pictures works by a gaggle of skilled Malaysian photographers.

Semangat, curated by Syed Zarul Hisham, represents the dwelling circumstances and landscapes which can be influenced by nature’s parts of water, earth, wind and hearth, and even the outcomes and results of the social, cultural and political shifts.

Taking part artists are Seth Akmal, Ronnie Bahari, Khairel Anuar Che Ani (Perak Man), Thanwan Singh, Zanariah Salam, Nick Ng, Aerial Works, Chot Contact, Jefree Salim, Steve Tan, Senyeorita Osman and Zamri Jasi.

A discussion board entitled Life As An Asli Artist, in collaboration with arts outfit Sharpened Phrase, will probably be held on Nov 30 on the venue previous to the opening ceremony.


Acclaimed Singaporean artist Zai Kuning, who is currently based in Ipoh for research work, will be presenting an acoustic showcase on Dec 5. He is also part of the film discussion surrounding his 'Riau' documentary on Dec 6. Photo: FilepicAcclaimed Singaporean artist Zai Kuning, who’s at the moment primarily based in Ipoh for analysis work, will probably be presenting an acoustic showcase on Dec 5. He’s additionally a part of the movie dialogue surrounding his ‘Riau’ documentary on Dec 6. Photograph: Filepic

Movie Weekend

Venue: PBUY Retailer

Date: Dec 6-8

Time: 3pm-11pm (Friday), 11am-11pm (Saturday/Sunday)

IIAF’s Movie Weekend will probably be held through the pageant’s second weekend. That includes chosen brief movies and movies curated by Khaled Ramadan (Lebanon-born artist, curator and filmmaker) and Denmark-based Malaysian visible artist Amir Zainorin.

This programme will take off with a screening and speak session on Dec 6 with Amir, Khaled and Singaporean up to date artist, Zai Kuning who will probably be speaking about their movie tasks.

IIAF 2019 will probably be presenting chosen brief movies and video works by Hanna Husberg (Finland), Ferhat Ozgur (Turkey), Oliver Ressler (Austria), Stefano Cago (Italy), Ursula Biemann (Switzerland), Khaled Ramadan (Lebanon), Hanna Ljungh (Sweden), Zai Kuning (Singapore), Amir Zainorin (Malaysia-Denmark) and different Malaysian brief movies.


IIAF 2019 is an artwork pageant co-organised by PORT and Tourism Perak with assist from the Nationwide Artwork Gallery, MOTAC Perak, Ipoh Metropolis Council and Muzium Darul Ridzuan. Fb: Ipoh Worldwide Artwork Competition 2019 (IIAF2019).

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