September 12 – December 15, 2018
EDITIONS brings together artists to consider the art and medium of multiples in both serial and unique forms. ‘Editions’ in the traditional artistic context brings to mind reproduction – think ‘prints’ or ‘photographs’. This project explores broader practical implications of ‘editions’ for creators, extending the concept to an array of mediums including: animation, video, digital, handmade and embellished works.
EDITIONS features both artists whose practices are directly influenced by the consideration of multiples, and also artists whose current works are unique, including: the partnership of Talha KK + Tsa Meera of Imaginary 23, who recently directed Kyoto Protocol’s latest music video Delta Wing; Mahen Bala‘s wonderful 222KM series that captures the soon to be historic railway stations on the West Coast of Malaysia; veteran art photographer, Eric Peris’ hand-printed silver gelatin works Tin Mine Landscapes (as published); unique, hand stencilled, identically repeated artwork on tables by Nowornever Design, a creative and experimental design hub; award winning Haris Abadi‘s newest animation on digital canvas accompanied by instrumental Kelantanese wayang kulit music. Joining also are artists whose current practices are not steeped in the consideration of multiples, such as eminent Sri Lankan talent, Sujeewa Kumari, whose specially commissioned Threading Tales series features vintage sepia images on canvas, embellished with the artist’s signature thread and paint work, creating beautifully unique canvases out of a traditionally repetitive photographic format.
Finally, the XYZ Brick Chords Pavilion, the fourth edition of SGA’s PavilionNOW project, designed and constructed by the dynamic young firm, XYZ Design, to serve as an interactive architectural feature at Gallery Residence for contemplation and celebration.
Opened in January 2011, Gallery Residence is a tangible symbol of SGA’s commitment to design and applauds innovation and creativity of internationally renowned local talents. The space itself is an ideal backdrop for showcasing SGA’s eclectic range of art and design exhibitions – providing a contemporary arena for contemporary art. The inspiring building is at the forefront of modern architectural style, boasting effective design for green living.
Gallery Residence was designed by the award winning architectural luminary Ken Yang in collaboration with SGA as an exhibition space that embraces aesthetic and conceptual innovation, in line with contemporary art thought. Gallery Residence presents unique green features including a wind catcher, bioswales and turf ramps, and is the first space of its kind in the region.
Gallery Residence also accommodates living and work spaces for artists and management who live in and maintain the building.
The interior galleries have Rio LED track lighting which more accurately shows the artwork, creates a comfortable and elegant atmosphere and is energy efficient. Garden lighting is a mixture of LED and Solar, selected and placed to emphasise building design, outdoor installations and landscaping features.
Gallery Residence was one of the first projects in Malaysia to receive Green Building certification and won a PAM (Architects) Excellence Award in 2011. The space was nominated for the 2016 Aga Khan Architecture Award.
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Shalini Ganendra Advisory has developed and lead important platforms for multi-disciplinary and trans-national engagement and exploration for over twenty years. Developing meaningful and impactful cultural encounters continues to be the focus.
“Shalini Ganendra Advisory has developed the idea of Cultural Entrepreneurship to included not only value creation through the development and innovation of ‘cultural capital’ for positive social and individual impact, but through trans-national and multi-disciplinary dynamics.“ Shalini Ganendra, Founder
Pioneering projects have been introduced to South East Asia through the Advisory, including the Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur, Exhibitions and Education modules. The Advisory’s organisational objectives and philosophy support regional creators in the propagation and recognition of contemporary, “vernacular” languages and practices.
With extensive international, multi-disciplinary expertise, the Advisory provides guidance tailored to each project, whether for public, private or institutional collections or city wide and non-profit platforms, appreciating the need for identity and narrative to succeed.