Extension Program 2:

Enter Architecture

Curated by VORS Studio



Experiences are celebrated through our own senses. From there, our understanding on aesthetic and personal taste develope. People commonly use their eyes for visual art and ears for experiencing auditorial arts. Architecture brings us to take a step further, to find the ultimate form and finishing of ones product so it all can be experience with our view, hearing, smell, and touch. The built environment is a result of a complex design process. A sort of time-space intervention, architects place their idealisms among those who live and use the spaces there. In order to remain relavent, it must have this ability to adapt to at times, to extreme conditions like natural disaster.

This exhibition encapsulates the academic work of students from the architecture school of Universiti Teknologi MARA and captures the architectural design process manifested as smaller projects. We will look at how little things in architecture are presented; from conception to final design proposal. 


Location : Penang State Art Museum
                57 Jalan Macalister 

Extension Program 1:

Melting Pot

Curated by: Anjo Bolarda + MarikaB. Constantino


Melting Pot’s primary purpose is to discover, build and strengthen creative networks. It makes use of other vehicles, media and materials to connect different cultures, tastes and experiences. Through the contributions, the preparation and the actual partaking of the meal – bonds are created, customs are exchanged, traditions are shared and essentially opens a deeper understanding of the creative process. Food has always been integral in all cultures whether as a means for nourishment, survival or socialization. As the ground for this initiative, it fuses the significance of authenticity and knowledge into a tangible and palatable form. Heritage and history are also about what is current and how it can take us into the future; Melting Pot takes stock of the past, present and future in a meal.

 As with previous MP editions the level of specificity, transitory components and flexibility of the encounter are dependent on the resource, people and place. Yet, however fleeting the whole experience is, the collective memory remains and will remain ingrained.


​Location : 28 Jalan Sri Bahari

Program 4:

Warung Wayang

Curated by: Fariz Hanapiah + Fairuz Sulaiman


Warung Wayang is a mobile cinema unit that uses video projection and sound to animate stories of the people (or other narratives). Like the film peddlers who once travlled from town to town with a black & white film projectors, WARUNG WAYANG, will also travel from one spot to another; carrying with it, the “new” stories to be overlaid on designated locations and walls. The audience can also travel with the mobile cinema too, sipping on teh tarik on sitting on a roadside stool.

The stories will be a commission piece and co-curators will select several international and Malaysian artists to take part. The artists will then undergo a brief “Artist-in-residency” 2 weeks prior to the festival in order to research, assimilate and produce a short video.


​Location : various. 

Program 3:

Sonic Artifact

Curated by: Mak Wai Hoo

In sound and music production, sonic artifact, or simply artifact, refers to sonic material that is accidental or unwanted, resulting from the editing or manipulation of a sound. Research and studies on sound and the city, comprised of five areas, audio culture, sound mappings, recording of urban sounds and acoustic ecology and into a limited edition cassette tapes. Sound artists who are well-versed in sound studies, will plan and structure their works based on the this idea. The project will anchor primarily in audio and urban culture, they are invited to share “PLAYLISTS” of sounds typical to their everyday lives, to edit and manipulate those common soundscapes and make it personal and yet approachable.


​Location : Penang State Art Museum,
                 57 Jalan Macalister

This project explores the idea of ‘energy’ as form of social and cultural forces played out through human motility and mobility, producing different material edifice and mark-making in the living space. It invites artists to map the dispersal and channeling of such energies in this space.

The artworks make sense of our space through all possible manners - sound, sight, taste, smell, tactile and in movements. We could understand energy as part of work and labours in transforming materials, but in The State of Ebb and Flow it is expressed in forms of story, memory, legacy, human moving across time and space, intercepting and mark-making in places. We would ‘walk’ along with the three artists the streets of Georgetown and witness the changes of its ebb and flow. 


Location : Penang State Art Museum,
                 57 Jalan Macalister

Program 2:

Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah

This Day in History

Curated by: Rikey Cheng and Suzy Sulaiman


Program 1:

The State of Ebb and Flow

Curated by: Yap Sau Bin


This project explores the idea of ‘energy’ as form of social and cultural forces played out through human motility and mobility, producing different material edifice and mark-making in the living space. It invites artists to map the dispersal and channeling of such energies in this space.

The artworks make sense of our space through all possible manners - sound, sight, taste, smell, tactile and in movements. We could understand energy as part of work and labours in transforming materials, but in The State of Ebb and Flow it is expressed in forms of story, memory, legacy, human moving across time and space, intercepting and mark-making in places. We would ‘walk’ along with the three artists the streets of Georgetown and witness the changes of its ebb and flow. 


Location : Penang State Art Museum,
                 57 Jalan Macalister

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