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Lifestyle 31 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

When two worlds meet

Working with scientists made for some illuminating moments for VICTOR CHIN. The artist shares the experience.

Lifestyle 31 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mission to debunk

A psychiatrist by profession, Datuk Dr Tan Chee Khuan also dons the hat of gallery-owner, curator, writer and publisher. At the launch of Common Sense and The Supernatural, a coffee table book that aims to debunk controversial topics such as demonic possession, witchcraft and faith healing, the author jokingly commented that he had to launch his own book because of the #8220;threatening#8221; subject matter.

Lifestyle 24 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Feng shui on canvas

Landscapes, as far as the eye can see, are made up of certain colours and shapes. They can be drawn. How we relate to these landscapes though ? the moods and feelings associated with them ? is often a mystery. As far as feng shui practitioners are concerned, this mystery is a concoction of cosmic forces.

Lifestyle 24 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Journey into the self

Bayu Utomo Radjikin's current work, I>Questing for the Warrior ? A Study/I>, is about this inner searching and the summoning of strength to carry on. Using his personal metaphor of the I>pahlawan /I>(warrior), the artist creates analogies about life.

Lifestyle 17 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Witnesses to national identity

It is often said that 'a picture speaks a thousand words' and exhibitions such as I>Saksi /I>harness this power to represent an idea or a subject in an accessible manner says LI-EN CHONG.

Lifestyle 10 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Canvases that kindle spirit

THE Maybank Group has chosen a novel approach to commemorate the nation's 46th year of independence: it has put together an exhibition that has the largest participation of artists at any single showing so far this year.

Lifestyle 27 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Keeping the faith

In the contemporary art scene, more and more artists who started their careers as painters are moving into multi-media or installation works that have nothing to do with the brush or paint. Few keep their faith in painting writes VICTOR CHIN.

AseanPlus News 23 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thailand's macabre museum

It's a rare museum where visitors are welcomed by the founder's skeleton. But the father of the Bangkok's Forensic Museum donated his body to his life's cause, and his bones now rest in peace at the entrance for medical students and ordinary onlookers to examine.

Lifestyle 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Shows of diverse talents

VICTOR CHIN writes on the art scene in Kuala Lumpur.

Lifestyle 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Collecting creativity

In the rarefied world of art collecting, you need to know what you#8217;re doing and have money to burn #8211; which few Malaysians do, VERONICA SHUNMUGAM finds out when she speaks to Askandar Ungelhrt, a longtime collector and artist.