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What you are the World is

April 15

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until May 13, 2021

Free

Opening: 8 April 2021, 5pm

Exhibition: 9 April – 13 May 2021

Mon – Fri: 5pm to 11pm

Sat and Sun: 10am to 11pm

 

The Godown and Andrew Pok are proud to present What you are the World is, a site-specific installation by artist Andrew Pok. What you are the World is comprises six foot tall welded fences that make up a maze spanning the entire main hall of the arts centre.
 
In response to a year significantly impacted by COVID-19 and its domino effect on industries and individuals, Andrew Pok’s massive installation invites visitors to immerse themselves as they navigate through the maze, encountering smooth passage or obstacles, in much the same way one would juggle life’s challenges in the quest for a more purpose-filled existence. 
 
The installation is a continuation of Andrew Pok’s exploration of mazes as a metaphor for one’s journey through life. According to the artist: “The maze is an allegory of the dichotomy between our unsettled inner states and a world of illness, climate disasters, political polarity, wars and other widespread global issues.”
 
The Godown interprets, presents and celebrates art and our diverse heritage through curatorial and educational initiatives, targeted at all those with an interest in the arts. The new arts centre seeks to do this by forging collaborations and co-operations with practitioners in the creative communities and arts organizations in Malaysia and abroad.
 
Wan Yee Lim, Director of The Godown, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Andrew Pok for our first exhibition in 2021, with a theme that many of us would be able to relate to. With this work and our future exhibitions, we hope to stimulate ideas and discussion around issues that matter through the arts and also to attract more interest in the arts by making it accessible to all.”
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Funded by CENDANA and co-sponsored by Perniagaan Yik Sing Sdn Bhd, What you are the World is will be open to walk-in visitors at The Godown between 9 April to 13 May 2021 and between 11am to 11pm (weekdays) and 10am to 11pm (weekends). Due to the RMCO, there is a maximum capacity of 20 visitors at any one time. Entry is free.
 
The Godown is an arts centre in the heart of Lorong Ampang, KL comprising a repurposed old warehouse and a distinctive new concrete building with metal facade, where artists and art lovers can congregate to share, to learn and to collaborate. Visitors can experience transformative exhibitions of visual art, performances, workshops and seminars by artists and educators.
 
Andrew Pok Chong Boon (b. 1964. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is an artist devoted to the attentiveness of everyday, ordinary objects and activities that people may take for granted. The artist transforms mundane objects into sculptural forms and installations, by assembling them in response to current events. His works also involve food and the performative act of cooking to interact with the public and to emphasise the potential of our daily actions as a means to connect. His works connect his perspective of acceptance and impermanence, as well as the interconnected relationships between people and their objects. His philosophy is centred around the practice of mindfulness, memories, the self and society. Pok is the co-founder of Studios Samasama, a space that hosts alternative practices and community focused activities. He has exhibited locally as well as around the region, in Singapore, Thailand, UK and Italy.

Details

Date:
April 15
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

The Godown
7, 11 Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur 50250 Malaysia
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Phone:
+0126238260
Website:
www.thegodown.com.my