Art In The City 2019

After a year of artworks on digital screens and buildings in 2018, Art In The City returns in 2019 with the theme 'I heART KL'. This second edition of Art In The City is all about promoting the love we Malaysians have for this beautiful city of ours. By showcasing art in public spaces, the hope is that more Malaysians will grow to understand and love the cultures we're all surrounded by.

Art In The City will take place from 18 to 27 October 2019, with a kickoff of an evening of surprises, feel-good moments and unforgettable experiences for the public on 19 October 2019 from 5-11pm at Jalan Raja.

Wayang Tube by Filamen


Year: 2019
Medium: PVC pipes integrated with LED tubes, projector, portable speakers, makeshift projection screen, and metal
Size: Dimensions variable (site-specific)

The gramophone represents a bygone era, as technology moves forward and devices get smaller. But the gramophone also represented communality, as people would gather to listen to the latest records, enjoying the music together.

Wayang Tube was inspired by the gramophone. It integrates the old with the new through visual arts and music, while still retaining the aspect of communality. It brings entertainment to an area often overlooked by Kuala Lumpur’s citizens, the River of Life. The use of PVC pipes is based on the idea of the river’s flow — the pipes drawing attention to the adverse effects of the city’s poor waste management systems.

Entwine by Joshua Toh


Year: 2019
Medium: Modularised recycled plastic panels, acrylic, and metal Size: Dimensions variable (site-specific)

Entwine is a sculpture of two masses merging into one, inspired by the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers at the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It is made of recycled plastic tiles. This choice of material is meant to address the city’s waste management problems, as plastic waste is one of the main contributors to the flash floods that plague Kuala Lumpur.

Dome of Disapperance by Pamela Tan


Year: 2019
Size: Dimensions variable (site-specific)
Medium:
Modularised recycled plastic panels, acrylic, and metal Size: Dimensions variable (site-specific)

This installation, set against Kuala Lumpur’s cityscape, has a threefold purpose: as a columbarium, a quiet archive of the city’s memories and sites that have been erased over time; as a safe house, for sharing and community-building; and as a response, disrupting common cultural aesthetics and perceptions in hopes of fostering meaningful dialogue.

The sculpture is created with laser-cut metal for its structure, interweaved with cotton threads. The entire form is meant to suggest something skeletal, fragile, and evanescent, similar to the ever-shifting, ever-fluid cityscape of Kuala Lumpur.
Don’t forget to join us at Lucky Pao Market and experience the transformation of Jalan Raja into a creative marketplace where you'll be able to find all sorts of things ranging from local crafts, artwork, as well as local music performances by the likes of Kyoto Protocol, Johnny Comes Lately, Bihzhu, and Nadir among others.

Not to mention, more exciting activities will await you such as Ronggeng performances, sketching tour, Public Forum and Art Workshop that will bring together a wide range of speakers and participants from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia which consist of established and emerging public art artists, scholars, researchers, curators, members of the cultural community and relevant stakeholders to share their experiences and views on various aspects of art and culture in public spaces, as well as best practices in the country, region, and globally.
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