Red Bull have launched their new art exhibition showcasing 59 artworks from 44 different artists to celebrate the 59 years of Malaysian independence. The showcase runs from 30 August to 7 September at White Box in Publika Shopping Mall after Red Bull launched its first ever limited-edition Malaysia-exclusive can earlier this year with the theme #EhWauBulan.
Held in partnership and with the support of The National Visual Arts Gallery, Red Bull’s #EhWauBulan art outreach aims to cultivate Malaysia’s art scene and to empower local artists with wings to document their journey through art.
Artist Latif Maulan and his showcase The Principle was chosen by the panel of judges to embark on a bespoke artist programme aimed at nurturing his artistic talent.
Over 332 submissions were considered by an esteemed panel of judges that comprised famed local artist Ivan Lam, street artist Fritilldea, who designed the #EhWauBulan can, and National Visual Arts Development Board trustee and artist Phillip Wong. The final 59 diverse and unique artworks represent the ever-changing landscape of the local art scene in Malaysia, something that Red Bull is very much championing.
“I’m impressed with the high quality of work submitted, and the confidence these artists have to submit their work,” said judge Ivan Lam.
“Increased connectivity makes our arts scene more interesting, and making art offline then sharing it online brings people together. Art is accessible and shouldn’t be segmented, so it’s important that Red Bull offered this platform to showcase one’s artistic journey regardless of creed, religion, and age.”
The variety of submissions to the exhibition is a testament to the creativity of the artists involved, who were asked to design a piece based on their journeys.
“It confirms that artists in Malaysia are exploring many styles and media. Our arts market and industry are clearly in a very contemporary phase right now, and I’m excited to see it reflected in what we saw during the curatorial process,” added judge Phillip Wong.
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