3 - 17 September 2016
Oriental Express: Beyond Identity – Solo Exhibition by Khairudin Zainudin
G13 Gallery proudly to announce Orientals Express : Beyond Identity, Khairudin Zainudin fourth solo exhibition. The exhibition will run on September 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, 3 September, from 8.00 pm onwards. In this new installment, Khairudin will presents his latest artistic endeavor culminating from his travel experiences during a visit to various places such as Taipei, Kaohsiung, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taichung. The exhibition will display range of new works from painting to mix media, adding to already outstanding repertoire.
Contemporary art often arises from a need to communicate across such a thresholds of difference that may be experiential, psychological, or grounded in social and political hierarchies. Artist’s practice is not simply to bring about the world; they are an attempts to communicate, exchange information, translate experience or even trade places. The exhibition entitled Oriental Express inspired by the mystical and exotic impression of Asian region particularly East Asia. Now regarded as old-fashioned and politically incorrect, the term ‘oriental’ in this exhibition referred to the vague generalization of the region towards its people, language and culture, while ‘express’ denotes the journey taken by Khairudin trading on cultural and social observation while encounter with the complexities of human activities. Language seen as a barrier as the artist attempt to emerge from the complexity of foreign communication mean. Enfolded in both familiarity and peculiarity, the exhibition presents Khairudin’s journey of self becoming and the engaging of new environment.
Transition from his usual artistic approach, the new artworks intends to project a moment of transformation, both as an artist and as a person. Learning a new culture may be challenging, Khairudin reflects a personal outtake on the struggle of self and other, of isolation and of lost in translation in an unfamiliar environment. In this sense, art seen as a universal language capable to translate the ambiguity of the artist’s experience. Oriental Express serves as an extension of the artist’s personal indexes, turning individual ambiguity into a composed image. These experiences further turn into a fragment of memories, translated into a psychological mapping of the artist.
G13 Gallery continues its effort to promote and presenting local artist by hosting series of exhibitions. Oriental Express seek to elevate the qualities of Malaysian art while providing a platform to support local art scene. For further information, please contact as below.
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