A path may be chosen, but the experience is never predictable, nor can it be planned.
The journey each person goes through is as good as what they see it to be. A challenging situation could be seen either as a set-back, or an opportunity; a successful outcome could be seen as an entitlement or an achievement. Your journey is what you perceive it to be.
12 artists of 6 seasons from sembilan Art Residency Program share what “Journey” means to them in a group exhibition, with each artist displaying their own storyboard of works.
The artists hail from various places, with the only commonality being that everyone currently calls Malaysia “home”. The diverTajsity in background, culture, artistic style and expression of the artists has contributed to the varied interpretation of life as they experience it.
Each artist has created art works revolving around their perception of “Journey”. Is this the road travelled? Or the future? Does the past determine their future path? Is it their own experience or an opinion about the general being of the environment?
Since sembilan opened our doors to support artists through its residency program and artist development programs, our story has been woven through the trials and tribulations of the artists, and our journey is a never-ending tale that will forever be told by those who come through our doors, who have supported the program, and who have worked alongside us in our common goal to support Malaysian Art and Malaysian Artists.
Journey is an exhibition of people’s stories, individuals representing themselves and the paths they have taken on their own and collectively.
Artists participating are Nicholas Chong, Jael Estrella, Ajim Juxta, Eryn, Elena Kravchenko, Aleff Ahmad, Anahita Ghazanfari, Syahbandi, Tajrin Faruqi, Ahmad Rais, Tomi Heri, Sofia Haron.