Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Maranundak - Exhibition by Filippa Pettersson


Opening Date: 14 October 2017 (Sat)
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Exhibition Duration : 14 October -28 October 2017
Time: 1pm -7pm


Artist Bio
Filippa Pettersson, born 1987 in Södermanland, Sweden, living in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Student at the Städelschule 2009-2015. Working in the fields of installation, sculpture, sound and performance.


There are so many ways to do Maranundak, different families have different ways of celebrating it. I’m from the south-east, and here we always get the puppet from the Slandan (our temple) before a person is passing away. We put the puppet next to the dying person and in the moment of death, the spirit of the person will enter the puppet. During Maranundak we keep the puppet with us. We treat it in the same way we used to care for our loved one, it sits with us on the dinner table, we give it a bath in the morning, we put it to bed at night… Some conservative families even take the puppet with them when they leave the house but my family is not that traditional. When we did Maranundak for my grandmother and we left the house, we would place grandmother-puppet in a chair with a newspaper and a cup of tea. That’s something she always used to do and enjoy. I remember how the conversations used to flow between us when we had grandmother-puppet with us. How is it- does grandma like to sleep in this position? It’s two spoons of sugar in her tea right? Turn off that music, you know she doesn’t like it! I think that the three weeks we spent with grandmother-puppet made me honor my grandmother in a sincere way, it made me remember how she really was like, not only the sweet and nice things about her but also the annoying ones… And it made me focus on some memories and moments I once had with her instead of completely surrender to the sadness of her being gone.

On the last day of Maranundak we have the funeral for the body, and in the evening we throw the Farewell-party with the puppet. During the night everyone will take turns to go up to the puppet to take an inhale from the mouth. In that way we take a small part of the spirit inside ourselves and we all start to behave, talk and sound a bit like this person because we have a part of their spirit inside of us. I used to find it scary but nowadays I really like it. It’s a last chance to talk to the one who has died, to ask and sort things out, to express thoughts and emotions. At the very end of the night, we all go through a breathing ceremony to send the spirit out of us. Sometimes people collapse from it but actually it’s not really harmful. They just faint for a short moment because of the intensity of the spirit leaving their body.
After the Farewell-party we return the puppet to the Slandan. The puppet is reused by other families for the same purpose until it’s too worn out. Then it will also be buried, but in a specific corner of the cemetery. When a new puppet has been crafted we usually gather for a small celebration. We all tie threads around the puppet, because the more hands that have been part of crafting the grid, the stronger it will be. In that way the spirit will be safe and comfortable inside the puppet until it is the right moment for the spirit to leave.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Artist Talk: Spirits of the past - fantasies and investigations on present and future ghosts

Artist Talk:

Spirits of the past - fantasies and investigations on present and future ghosts

A new point zero in time has been created. Humanity as we know it is gone and a new world of creatures inhabit Earth. On their journeys they sometimes come across objects from <0 .="" a="" about="" and="" arise.="" assumptions="" br="" brand="" collected="" facts="" fantasies="" from="" new="" objects="" of="" past="" spirits="" the="" these="" various="" world=""> During this session, we will collectively reflect on present ghosts as well as fantasize about ourselves as restless spirits of the future. What is the function of ghosts in our present society? What rituals do we perform to create peace with / for disharmonic souls? What kind of souls will inhabit a future, spiritual world and why did they get there?

Artist Bio

Filippa Pettersson *1987 in Södermanland, Sweden, living and working in Frankfurt am Main. Student at the Städelschule 2009-2015. Recent projects include ‘Ikh bin a kleyner dreydl, gemakht bin ikh fun blay’, a sculpture for a public memorial-site in Frankfurt am Main, and ‘Eftervaro’, a solo exhibition at gallery Mors Mössa, Göteborg, Sweden.

Info: https://filippapettersson.hotglue.me/

An AIR exchange project collaboration by Goethe-Institut Malaysia/ Basis Frankfurt/ Lostgens KL.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Lostgens' 學社:藝術哲學2

課程大綱:

第一課 中國藝術精神緒論
第二課 天人合一
第三課 道家空間1-山水畫
第四課 道家空間2-氣論
第五課 書法美學
第六課 中國與抽象繪畫
第七課 中國人物畫要旨
第八課 中國人格美學
第九課 甚麼是意境1
第十課 甚麼是意境2
第十一課 志怪-鬼與美學1
第十二課 志怪-鬼與美學2

課程介紹:

就課程的設計而言,本課程是2017年4月到6月<中國藝術哲學>的進階版。
即,上一系列<中國藝術哲學>的課程內容是在整理一些中國美學的時空背景和基礎概念。已經在課堂上討論的內容,計有「中國藝術的起源」、「本質」、「道」、「老子」、「石頭」、「象形文字」、「甲骨文」、「藝術之死」等。  
接下來的課程,我們將進一步從哲學上探討中國藝術精神中的「空」、「平淡」、「象」、「虛」、「抽象」、「意境」等概念。
在<中國藝術哲學>,我們已經說明了中國人不穿國王新衣和不出現藝術之死的哲學理由。與之不同,<中國藝術哲學2>將會較多從作品出發去進行論述。

課程內容:

羅聘-齊白石-空-環境美學-孟浩然-志怪-裸體-能量美學-李賀-周易-味-稽康-妙─和-山水畫-大巧若拙─唐伯虎-得意忘象-超真實-傳神-觀物取象-滌除玄鑒-大音希聲-張大千-禪境-天籟-莊子-春宮畫-返虛入渾-郎世寧-象外之象-吳帶當風-隱士-潑墨法-遠-天人合一-米家山水-王維-文人畫-陳洪綬-氣-心齋-無用之用-李白-徐渭-意境-高行健-房中術-王維-苦瓜和尚-平淡-顧愷之-突現美學-徐克-唐詩-黃公望-蘇軾-米芾-林壽宇-八大山人-李公麟-揚州八怪
 


講師:卡夕
80後,台灣中興大學中文系學士,台灣中央大學哲學碩士
(十二堂課)
開課:15/8/2017 -31/ 10/ 2017 (每逢星期二)
時間:8:00pm -10:00pm
地點: Lostgens‘ 當代藝術空間
8c, Jln Panggung, 50000 KL.

We Will Not Be Moved


Community Discussion

We Will Not Be Moved: Fighting Urban Displacement in New York's Chinatown

How is displacement happening in New York's Chinatown today? What is being done to fight it? What is the role of art in that struggle? How does this connect to Petaling Street?

Join us for a discussion with Huiying B. Chan, a Chinese American poet and community organizer from New York City. Huiying will share stories of Chinese immigrants fighting against evictions and landlord harassment to preserve a changing Chinatown. They will also connect this to Chinese diaspora communities globally from their current project studying Chinatowns around the world.

About

Huiying B. Chan 陳慧瑩 is a soft dandelion born and raised in NYC. Huiying is rooted in New York's Chinatown has worked with tenants to fight urban displacement both through organizing and the arts with the Chinatown Art Brigade and CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities. This past year, Huiying received a Traveling Fellowship from Wellesley College to study Chinatowns around the world documenting stories of migration. This is part of their greater project exploring ideas of "home." They have been traveling solo for the past 11 months living in and meeting Chinese communities in Peru, Cuba, South Africa, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia.

You can find their writing on: rememberingourlight.wordpress.com

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

中國藝術哲學

中國藝術哲學








課程大綱:

在現代美學中,詩人以自刎作為自己最終的歸宿,似乎成了一整個時代的藝術時尚。梵谷,海明威,吳爾芙,三島由紀夫,川端康成,KURT COBAIN......等等。
正是西方哲學文化中某些無可迴避的成分,讓藝術家紛紛踏上了殉道的命運,進而出現了西方藝術死亡和終結的結局。
從更高的角度來看,這種死亡乃是一個超越活動的頂峰。必須這樣,藝術家才有從天才轉型成悲劇英雄的可能──而崇高(SUBLIME),本來就是現代藝術的本質。自殺,僅僅是一種現代藝術的完成。
但是,那只是西方文化的追求而已。在這一方面,我們可以武斷一點的說,西方文化錯了──如果死亡就是一種錯誤的話。
在中國古典美學的發展中,從來就無法形成嚴格意義上的「死亡」美學--也就無法誕生杜尚或達達主義這種穿著「國王的新衣」之藝術時尚。
當西方藝術走向了精神分裂的時候,中國傳統文人的形上學和宇宙觀,卻超越了這一個藝術死亡的困境。
我認為,這就是海德格從東方哲學得到最精采的其中一個東西。
本課程將探討這個問題。

課程內容:

空-本質-裸體-道-齊白石-能量美學-周易-味-老子-稽康-妙─和-山水畫-大巧若拙─唐伯虎-得意忘象-志怪-傳神-象形文字-觀物取象-石頭-玉-滌除玄鑒-黃藥師-張大千-禪境-莊子-戀物癖-春宮畫-大音希聲-返虛入渾-象外之象-李白-徐渭-天籟-詩無邪-文字崇拜-吳帶當風-玄-隱士-羅聘-潑墨法-遠-天人合一-米家山水-王維-文人畫-陳洪綬-氣-心齋-無用之用-意境-高行健-房中術-王維-苦瓜和尚-郎世寧-平淡-米芾-顧愷之-突現美學-甲骨文-環境美學-徐克-唐詩-黃公望-蘇軾-藝術之死─金庸-獨立蒼茫-林壽宇-八大山人-李公麟-揚州八怪-笑傲江湖-郭靖

參考書目:

<華夏美學>
<中國藝術精神>
<中國美學史大綱>
<美的歷程>
<道德經>
<南華經>
<本質或裸體>
<淡之頌>
<深層自然主義-莊子的現代詮釋>

講師:卡夕
80後,台灣中興大學中文系學士,台灣中央大學哲學碩士
(十二堂課)
開課:11/4/2017 -27/ 6/ 2017 (每逢星期二)
時間:8:00pm -10:00pm
地點: Lostgens‘ 當代藝術空間
8c, Jln Panggung, 50000 KL.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Lostgens'學社課程:馬來西亞史

課程簡介
1.本課程講授史前遺跡至馬來西亞當代的歷史。
2.本課程為通史性質,其教學內容在“通”不在“專”與“詳”。故略於細節的描述而重於通識的掌握、觀念的啟發與歷史意義的探索。
3.本課程的教學目的,在強化學生對馬來西亞歷史的認識和把握,同時引導思辨歷史論述的真偽,以及歷史論述背後的意圖。

課程主題

第一講:課程介紹,緒論
第二講:馬來亞史前史
第三講:印度化時期
第四講:马六甲王朝
第五講:葡萄牙時期
第六講:柔佛王朝與半島的發展
第七講:英國勢力的介入
第八講:近代馬來亞雛形的出現(1874-1941)
第九講:東馬砂沙的發展
第十講:戰前馬來亞社會的發展
第十一講:戰前的商業和經濟活動
第十二講:從日侵到馬來西亞的成立和發展

指定參考書
廖文輝《馬來西亞史》(雙溪毛糯:馬來亞文化出版社,2017)

講師:廖文輝

祖籍福建安溪,生於馬來西亞首都吉隆玻。國立臺灣大學歷史系畢,馬來亞大學中文研究所碩士,中國廈門大學歷史學博士。現為新紀元大學學院馬來西亞歷史研究中心主任、新紀元大學學院中文系高級講師、中國華僑大學華僑華人文獻資料研究中心兼職研究員。著有《許雲樵評傳》(新加坡八方國際出版社,2014)、《馬新史學80年——從南洋研究到華人研究(1930-2009)》(上海三聯,2011)、《華校教總及其人物(1951-2005)》(馬來西亞,2006)、《華教歷史與人物論集》(馬來西亞,2006)等書。曾參與中國之《世界華僑華人百科全書》、新加坡之Southeast Asian Personalitise of Chinese Descent: A Biographical Dictionary和馬來西亞之《馬來西亞華裔人物志》的撰寫;編著有《馬來西亞史》;編有《直涼華人志暨資料彙編》、《張禮千文集》、《許雲樵來往書信集》、《百年尊孔大事紀年稿》和《沈慕羽資料彙編》系列叢書,有七十餘篇學術論文發表於國內外。研究興趣是東南亞史和華僑華人。

開課:15/6/2017 -31/ 8/ 2017 (每逢星期四)
時間:8:00pm -10:00pm
地點: Lostgens‘ 當代藝術空間
8c, Jln Panggung, 50000 KL.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

AIR_Frankfurt: Open Call for visual artists






Kuala Lumpur and Frankfurt/ Main created a three-month residency exchange program for young Malaysian artists. The residency of the Malysian artist takes place in October, November and December 2017 with project partner Basis e.V. in the city of Frankfurt, Germany.
The project partners are The City of Frankfurt, basis.e.V, Lostgens Contemporary Art Space and the Goethe-Institut Malaysia. The program aims to foster international interaction between Frankfurt and Malaysian artists. The idea is, in the course of three-month artist residencies, for artists from Malaysia and Frankfurt to have an opportunity to attain new artistic input abroad, creating new work and building their international network.
Requirements
 

This program is intended for young artists who live and work in Malaysia. The artists should be highly qualified and successful graduates of an art college. To be fluent in English is a further requirement. Applicants are selected by a jury appointed by the relevant city. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Residency
 

The residency program provides the chosen artist with the flight costs, accommodation, a studio and a monthly grant of EUR 1000.

Jury
Applicants are selected by a panel of juries appointed by the relevant city. An independent jury awards up to five candidates and proposes them to the partner-city, Frankfurt. The director of the program at the partner-city selects one artist out of the five nominees.


How to Apply
Malaysian artists may apply for the Artist in Residence Program by submitting a detailed
application to Goethe-Institut Malaysia. A complete application consists of:

• A letter of motivation with date and signature
• Artist Bio and CV
• The application form with work samples and a description of site-specific projects, if planned.


Applications need to be handed in by postal service in hard copy as well as digitally via e-mail. Your application is classed as complete only when all accompanying documentation has also arrived.
Postal address and contact:
 

Goethe Institut Malaysia
Suite 06-07, 6th Floor,
374 Jalan Tun Razak,
Kuala Lumpur, 50400, Malaysia
+60 3-2164 2011
david.ngui@kualalumpur.goethe.org
Subject: AIR_Frankfurt-Kuala Lumpur

Application Deadline: 15 June 2017
 

Application form download: https://ablage.goethe.de/?f=2a8a61a837

聲音.結社 - 在黑夜的死寂中歌唱Voice十週年







主講人陳忠敏銘講述了如何一路走來,從《革命》cafe的憤青,
到現在《Voice》cafe 和《深夜講堂》成為社會發聲器及深耕社區。
Voice, 超越了空间的极限,用音乐与艺术回应土地议题,社会正义及环保课题。
在空间的营运上坚持独立自主,讓社會資源應用在真正需要的地方。
Voice十年,繼續沿著理想及堅持,往社會的深處走去。

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday Night At Lostgens' : Art History Screening



Make your friday night interesting for a change! Fancy Art History viewing the "old school" way? Lostgens contemporary Art Space is screening Art History on VHS tapes on the following dates.

21st April
Andy Warhol
5th May
Joan Miro / Theatre of Dreams

19th May
Max Ernst / Dadaism and Surrealism
2nd June
Jackson Pollock abstract expressionism

16th June
Robert Motherwell & the New York School

All screenings starts at 8PM followed by an informal lecture by KS Yuen (non-art historian)