An installation titled “License to Wait” by Dr. Lim Kok Yoong, the Dean of Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM) was featured in ‘Stories Across Rising Land’, a survey exhibition of Southeast Asian contemporary art from March 10 until December 31, 2021. The exhibition highlighted stories by 8 artists from the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia through various media platforms such as video, installation, photography, painting, and video performance. All the artworks were exhibited in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) in Jakarta, Indonesia. The exhibition was co-curated by Museum MACAN’s curator Asep Topan and Jakarta-based Korean curator, Jeong Ok Jeon. It was supported by the ASEAN Foundation and the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Cooperation Fund. To view the exhibition, click here.
Mr. Yap Sau Bin, a specialist from FCM curated a media art showcase titled Sensorium of Inversion/Immersion (SENSORii) featuring spectacular assemblages of projection mapping artworks by several Malaysian multimedia artists. The project is part of Art in the City, which was supported by the Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA). The showcase featured a string of talented multimedia artists Ashly Nandong, Azarikh Amran, Talha K, Dr. Lim Kok Yoong as well as FCM’s alumni namely Wee Jia Foong, KC Tan, Tsa Meera with Ahmad Muriz Che Rose as the composer. Running from 1st December until 28th December, the showcase underlined a spectacular projection mapping in the historical REXKL cinema where it has been turned into a community-based cultural and creative hub in Kuala Lumpur. The artists experimented with digital media to showcase the changing perspective of reality in an immersive setup. The showcase received a warm response when more than 9000 visitors enjoyed and experienced the media art science and creative economy of the nation.
In addition, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) in collaboration with the Maybank Foundation and National Art Gallery launched the first ARTSCIENCE Prize 2020 virtual exhibition in November 2021. The exhibition showcased the prize winners and 11 other works that were shortlisted during the competition including the Rising Star Award-winning piece titled ‘C.U.L.T- Continuous Uninterrupted Linear Training by Dr. Roopesh Sitharan, the Deputy Dean of FCM and Dr. Hafizuddin Mohd Yusof; the finalist piece ‘Operasi Cassava- Reconsidering Cassava’s Agency through Human-Plant Interaction by Dr. Lim Kok Yoong, and ‘Marks Making No.1 to No.8’ by Dr. Hushinaidi Hj. Abd Hamid, the FCM lecturer. These artworks were exhibited in a virtual exhibition titled ‘ALANGKAH’ via this link.