Exhibition Opening and Panel Discussion: Writing Power | Zulkifli Yusoff

Date: Saturday, 15 October 2011
Time: 4.00pm
Venue: NUS Museum

Register your attendance at 6516 8817 or museum@nus.edu.sg by Thursday, 13 October 2011.

4.00pm - Arrival of Guests
4.30pm - Introductory Remarks, Assoc. Prof. TK Sabapathy
5.00pm - Panel Discussion*
6.30pm - Exhibition Opening and Reception

*Between Text, Icon and Archetype: Narratives of  Malaysian Art, post-1990s  
Panelists: Mr. Zainol Abidin Shariff, Assoc. Prof. Goh Beng Lan, Ms. Zanita Anuar, Mr. Ahmad Mashadi
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. TK Sabapathy

About Writing Power
Assembling two installations Malaysian artist Zulkifli Yusoff completed almost two decades apart, Writing Power (re)stages and simultaneously unpacks the conceptual grounds and the workings that inform the artist’s practice. Once restated as a contemporary encounter, colonial and native texts – often lodged as literary or historical – offer fresh lines of enquiry, contextual re-positionings, anecdotal links, and re-significations purposeful beyond the articulation of artistic methods, projecting into the dynamic role of reading and its potentials. Writing Power enacts a matrix that prospects engagements between image, texts and ideas and the associated authorial positions, negotiations that implicate the viewer’s interpretative agency. An assemblage of sites exposing everyday work materials ranging from archival traces to testimonials to media prints which make visualizations possible, they form traces that are recalcitrant, fragmentary rather than fungible, calling out: if it matters not-knowing what these traces mean, who made them, when and why, where do we place them, or how to approach them, in the now...

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