Looking For My Art Heart in Kuala Lumpur
You know how you sometimes snap photos of things, just because? And you don’t know who to show it to, or under what excuse, but they’re so interesting anyway?
Some of such things on the theme of Art Kuala Lumpur that I saw in my new home base of Kuala Lumpur:
‘Bubble’ meeting room, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
KLPAC itself is a lovely Arts Centre, and well worth visiting if you want to drop by somewhere not as touristy. The grounds are graced with the ruins of colonial train station buildings, and a picturesque lake lies by the Centre.
KLCC Street Poetry (with translation!)
Scattered over a tiny urban tree-lined bench park between my street and KLCC. The test of a good translation, is when you cannot tell which version is the original and which the translation. It’s particularly hard with art and poetry.
So… which one is the translation?
Poignant thoughts at the National Visual Arts Gallery (Balai Seni Visual Negara)
Malaysia came a long way, from the watershed event that inspired this artwork. Just a few years later, an epic election in 2018 took place in a new political era where peaceful demonstrations no longer result in tear gassing, water cannons, and media suppression.
Experimental pottery at Kompleks Karangkraf
Vibrant pottery designs outside one of the artisan’s huts within the craft design complex along Jalan Raja Chulan. Gotta come again when they actually have activities.