Harapan is a group exhibition featuring 14 Malaysian contemporary artists who dwell on issues that reflect current changes in Malaysia’s political, social, economic and cultural realities.They attempt to redefine traditional identities, raising questions about the relationships between history and the present situation.
The participating artists are Afiq Faris, Agnes Lau, Alicia Lau, Amsyar Ramly, Andrew Pok, Azizi Latif, Fauzulyusri , Fazrin Abd Rahman, Fendy Zakri, Keith Teo, Mei Kei Ho, Myra Myn, Nicholas Ong and Isa Ishak.
Their works are said to explore the way images can move us as well as the role of an artist in constructing and altering social reality.
The exhibition organisers pose philosophical questions such as whether an individual is impotent when confronted daily with news of wars and refugees as well as political and economic scandals? Should we also remember previous governments? How should we deal with everyday politics and myriad challenges that society faces?
The opening reception is on Sept 6 at 7pm