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MAP, an arts and cultural platform with group exhibition 'ONCE UPON A TIME IN MALAYSIA/AL-KESAH'., is opening a 2-day arts festival to launch its activities. MAP Arts Festival includes music, art, sculpture, performances, installations, talks, workshops and art markets alongside social and individual empowerment activities. The festival is an invitation to all those who desire to listen to or be heard by their fellow citizens.
MAP is introducing its first two spaces, a gallery and an experimental theatre named the White Box and Black Box respectively. In the works is an exciting programme of community oriented activities that encompasses the widest possible diversity of creative content.
MAP will provide opportunities for arts and cultural producers from multidisciplinary backgrounds to develop their ideas while promoting compelling encounters to a broad audience. As a meeting point between artists, curators, critics and the public, it will also serve as a catalyst for the exchange and exploration of contemporary ideas.
Among the highlights of the arts festival is a contemporary group art exhibition curated by Arteri featuring artists such as Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Wong Hoy Cheong and Samsudin Wahab. There is also stand-up comedy by Jit Murad, drumming workshop by Tugu Drums, indie bands such as Monoloque, Khottal and Nao as well as an arts bazaar. In conjunction with Earth Hour on March 27 at 8.30pm, a special Readings with Bernice Chauly featuring Kam Raslan, Jit Murad, Salleh Ben Joned, Dina Zaman and Alfian Sa’at will also take place.
March 27 2010 (Saturday),White Box (art gallery) (4pm-5pm)
Lecturer, journalist and artist Sharaad Kuttan moderates a talk with architect Anand Krishnan entitled “Proposals for Our Cities”
Performance art by Aisyah Baharuddin and Intan Rafizah of Lost Generation
Poetry Underground organised by Sheena Baharuddin
Opening of “Once Upon a Time in Malaysia” group art exhibition curated by Arteri
Butoh dance by Nyoba Kan Dance Company
Readings by Bernice Chauly in conjunction with Earth Hour
(9.30pm to 10pm)
Jazz saxophonist with Azmi Hairudin and Christophe Turchi
Stand-up comedy with Hishamuddin Rais
Black Box (theatre)
Music gig with Peter Hassan Brown and friends
Music and poetry readings by Pekan Frinjan
Participants include Meor, Nik, Keladak, Shh..Diam, Mohd Jayzuan, Stam Mustapha, Gyomogii, Marini Rafar and Fazleena Hishamuddin.
Performance art by Ensemble 11
Theater performance by Rumah Anak Teater (in Malay)
Music gig organised by Rice Above No. 7 featuring Aggrobeats, Rebel Scum, Khottal and Nao
March 28 (Sunday) White Box (art gallery) (2.30pm-3.30pm)
Let’s Talk with Hafidz Baharom
Hafidz Baharom is a writer, columnist and never relenting bigmouth.
Paul Lau and Tugu Drum Circle workshop
Exhibition debate curated by Suthen "Tate" Thomas
No Shakespearean quotes, no statistics, some B.S. This ain't your high school stuff.
Dari Seberang: Spoken word performance (poetry, prose and play extracts) by Singapore writers Alfian Sa’at and Irfan Kasbah
Performance art with Aisyah Baharuddin and Bebe
Comedy hour with Jit Murad
Black Box (theater) (2pm-3.30pm)
Poetry workshop by Elaine Foster and Word Forward Limited
Zapin dance performance
Traditional Malay and contemporary dance performance by Darinai Dance
Music gig with Monoloque
Monoloque is a spin-off from the well-known Malaysian grunge/ alternative/ independent band Butterfingers.
Music gig organised by Jerome Kugan with Panda Head Curry, Vernadium, Tenderfist, Sharidar & Nizam and Deserters
Singer-songwriter round by Moonshine featuring Reza Salleh, Azmyl Yunor, Zalila Lee, Izzy Mohamed.
Arts Bazaar on March 27 and 28 from (2pm-8pm)
A popular crowd favourite, the arts bazaar by 20 individual groups is a great opportunity to secure unique and creative items such as artworks, crafts, books, CDs, T-shirts, books, food and CDs at a bargain.
Kids and Community Art Project/Workshop, March 27 and 28 from (2pm–6pm)
A booth for you to bring your family and get your kids to doodle, paint and “exhibit”.
Solaris Dutamas, Off Jalan Duta, KL
Age restriction: All Ages
From: Mar 27, 2010 To: Mar 28, 2010
Time: March 27, Saturday (White Box) (4pm-10.30pm); (Black Box) (2pm-11.30pm); March 28, Sunday (White Box) (2.30pm-11pm); (Black Box) (2pm-12am)
Price: Free Admission
Advance booking: No