It was cold, there was death in the air and concentrated scent of fresh paint covering the stench of blood. Under the bridge, it was hidden from the world above where Malaysia has entered a new era when technology is realised in its full potential and there is a darkness that lingers which was naked but also somewhat invisible to the common people. This is the vibe that is exerted at The White Mask Exhibition at White Box, Publika where many artists have lent their talent with works that colour, shape and illustrate the story that the showcase was based upon which is The White Mask by Zedeck Siew included in Fixi Novo’s Cyberpunk: Malaysia anthology . I spoke with Sharmin [...]
We live in an era obsessed with individuality. There is yearning especially in the arts for a sense of self-expression. Whether it’s political commentaries, self-portraits or a little bit of both, the singular individual is often put on a pedestal. In Collective | Individual, the underlying theme seems to be that the separation between the ‘collective’ and the ‘individual’ is a myth.