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Mimbar Gerakbudaya: Art Criticism

November 22, 2017, 7:30pm - November 22, 2017, 9:30pm

After a period of hiatus, Mimbar Gerakbudaya is back again this month featuring critic and arts consultant Lee Weng Choy. KL Biennial started earlier this month and runs until March 31st next year. It is a mega-scale international contemporary art program organised by the National Arts Gallery of Malaysia. More information can be found here: www.facebook.com/KLBiennale/ What better time to talk about 'Art Criticism'. What is art criticism you may ask? Because of the subjectivity of art, how do you critique it? And in what sense? What role does art criticism play in the development of the arts? Find out the answers to these questions and ask a lot more during our Mimbar Gerakbudaya! About Lee Weng Choy Lee Weng-Choy is president of the Singapore Section of the International Association of Art Critics. He was Artistic Co-Director of The Substation arts centre in Singapore from 2000 to 2009. Lee has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Singapore, and has done project work with various arts organisations, including Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and National Gallery Singapore. He writes on contemporary art and culture in Southeast Asia, and his essays have appeared in journals such as Afterall, and anthologies such as Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Over Here: International Perspectives on Art and Culture, and Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985. About Mimbar Gerakbudaya Mimbar Gerakbudaya is a platform for intellectuals, academicians, writers, activists and such to talk, share and discuss about a topic with the people, especially progressive younger generations. Entry, coffee and tea are by donation. For information, please call 03-79541355 or email to events@gerakbudaya.com

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