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Holding Up a Mirror

Commissioner: Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Najib Dawa, Director General of Balai Seni Negara (National Art Gallery of Malaysia), Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia.
Curator: Lim Wei-Ling.
Exhibitors: Anurendra Jegadeva, H.H.Lim, Ivan Lam, Zulkifli Yusoff.
Venue: Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3198


Holding Up a Mirror is a discourse around the concept of identity within the larger context of society at a time of immense political, social, and economic change. The exhibition takes as its starting point the concept of identity as the space where the personal and the public intersect, where myth and history collide, where national and international perspectives are constructed. To grow up in Malaysia is to become acquainted with different cultures and multiple histories, and extends across diverse geographies recounting stories of diaspora, migration, and integration. Across different media, the artists offer a commentary on their own search around identity, embracing concepts and ideologies around alterity, cultural hegemony, patriarchy, and globalisation.

Venezia, San Marco 3198
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