Soul Killers Don’t Quit
What will be left in the future?
The title of this show is an ironic, if somewhat iconic statement. An epiphany, or realisation if you will, of how much have been lost to the sacrilegious repressive attitudes of existing power structures that are daily subverting our consciousness not to mention our history. There is hope and the undertones are that we still the major shaping forces of the perceptions of human evolution and spirituality.
These works are a cultural collaboration by Belgian artist Andy Wauman and Malaysian born James Ly. The two artists have borrowed heavily from extinct languages, once indigenous practices, abstruse spiritual totems and rarefied religious symbols. They are magical, ancient and primitive in nature and invite the audience to contemplate our relationship with the here, the now and the what will be.
We have lost cultures and practices through the standardisation of languages, through the prejudice towards the other and the loss of indigenous cultures and their knowledge. This is our so called 'bounty', what they would have us believe to be the gift left to us from colonisation, a jewel made up an inherited cultural dissonance. Progressive class & labour structures coupled with an ever increasing sedentary lifestyle have contributed to a spiritual void, the deepest darkest caverns of which are most evident within our urban populations.
We are living with a status quo where public perception and repressive ideologies of past and existing institutions have reduce and simplified civilisation to such an extent that has left us with a diluted misinformed version of our once fully integrated yet richly diversified existence.
This exhibition is an opportunity to reawaken the repressed and fuel the fire for contemplating the moment and our shared future. These are the starting points of discussion on various issues that relate to evolution, civilisation, politics, economics and perhaps most importantly, spirituality. They may well be the springboard you require to replenishing an over exhausted soul and reconnect with your primordial senses.
Words by Ano Mac
Box Office Opens
From 24th February 2018 to 24th March 2018
Minut Init Art Social, Uptown Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Other Events You May Like
Merata Suara is an exhibition showcasing 5 commissioned artworks. What began as a simple offer to represent marginalised voices gradually evolved into a productive disorientation: our locatio[...]
ROOTS, Emerging Malaysia @ SGFA
ROOTS explores the developing and distinct art practices of three young Malaysian talents. Distinct in so far as they present different processes and materiality in this show: batik block and[...]
Angst. Confusion. Longing. Frustration. Loss of privilege. Running from painful memories. Self-reflection. These are some of the phrases informing HEARTBREAK HOTEL, a group exhibition compris[...]
Dialogue: Ahmad Fuad Rahmat, Ahmad Fuad Osman & Lee Weng Choy
Talks in conjunction with PRIMITIVE: A Solo Exhibition by Ahmad Fuad Osman3:00 pm Dialogue with Ahmad Fuad Rahmat and Lee Weng Choy 3:30 pm Dialogue with Ahmad Fuad Osman facilitated by[...]
The A+ Works of Art is hosting a solo art exhibition entitled Primitive. This show features the works of Malaysian artist Ahmad Fuad Osman who has been missing from the art scene for[...]
Liveable Cities: An Interactive Exhibition
Think City in partnership with global consultancy Arcadis has produced City Indices that look at the liveability of some of Malaysia’s key cities from a li[...]
Treasures of a Straits Chinese
Treasures of a Straits Chinese is the long awaited solo art exhibition by Penang artist Tiffany Choong, held at the G Art Gallery in Penang.Exhibition Date : 1 February 2018 - 30 April 2018 Time [...]
The Human Exhibit: Mentalhealth
Like a fine art gallery but with people instead.‘The Human Exhibit: Mentalhealth’ is a new performance art style that I’M Entertainment is exploring.Curated by Ian Nathaniel and Dhinesha[...]
Exhibition Cocktails for ROOTS, Emerging Malaysia
You are warmly invited to Exhibition Cocktails for 'ROOTS, Emerging Malaysia'. Featuring new works by Afiq Faris, Alena Murang and Shaq Kyok.ROOTS, Emerging Malaysia explores the developing and di[...]
Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa 2015-2016 Exhibition
Organised by the Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee, Asian Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations and National Federation of UNESCO Associations in cooperation with Persatuan Kakiseni in[...]