Friday, July 1, 2016

Yasmin At Kong Heng: Moving On

 Morning everyone! If you're not aware, I recently had another group exhibition ( with my classmates and seniors ) in Ipoh @Yasmin Ahmad museum also known as Yasmin At Kong Heng

I just had to post this picture in extra large way so you guys can see my name on the banner hahahaha

 Our exhibition in themed Moving On. I'm sure all of you know what it means. Yasmin used to say she didn't want people remember her but to remember her works and the values in each of her works. That's why we're here to continue her legacy in hopes that her values and spirit would live on. 

 To my fellow readers who are in Ipoh, if you're free this weekends do make a trip down to the Yasmin museum right behind Kong Heng! Actually it is located in between Kong Heng restaurant and the Container Hotel. The exhibition is extended until 3rd of July aka this Sunday aka this weekends will be your last chance!!! DON'T MISS IT.  

Who is Yasmin Ahmad

  She is a late Malaysian film director, writer and script writer. Also very well known for her touching and meaningful ads for Petronas. She's a very inspiring person with a big heart. This museum in Kong Heng is run by dedicated volunteers in memory of her, in hopes of continuing her legacy. 

  Few months ago, the museum had invited my college (fine art department) to have an exhibition at the museum. At first when I heard we're gonna have a group exhibition in Ipoh I was like.. HAH? really ahh!?!?! How convenient because Ipoh is my hometown! Since then I started making excuses to balik kampung all the time xD

  So on February together with my course mates and lecturers, we made a short weekend trip down to Ipoh to check out the museum space and also this awesomely famous town in Malaysia called IPOH. That was also my first class trip outside Selangor/KL . I know I love to balik kampung all the time but it feels so funny because it's like I'm going on a class trip to my home.

 Then they were like ' Andrea you from Ipoh mah show us around la !! ' Where this where that , I was like...omg pai seh...I don't really know how to show them around, I don't really walk around town or do exploration. So, there were alot of places which they visited the first time in Ipoh , was actually my first time too. HAHAHA 

Our first time visiting the Yasmin museum, checking out the space. ( from here, you can see the what the space looks like before our exhibition )

After checking out Ipoh and everything, we started developing on our ideas and artworks during the given months. We then made our second trip down to Ipoh on 27th May, a day before the launching of our exhibition to set up our artworks at that space. Our lecturers transported the artworks for us from KL.

It was a really busy setting up day. We had to move all the display to different places. It was quite alot of hardwork.

Most of the displays were hanged using strings so we had to climb pretty high up when we wanted to adjust and move the displays. 

By the time we finished setting up it was already night time and we're all pretty much dying of hunger. 

The next day, finally it's the opening day of our exhibition!! Most of us came pretty early to do final touch ups. While waiting for visitors to come, we just chilled and took alot of pictures. 

You know what, all of us looked really messed up the day before our exhibition and now we looked very well maintained with *shing shing* effect HAHA. 


A few hours later, visitors started coming and we had a group students from another college visiting the museum. 

Our lecturer starting making speech and explanations to the audience and he later invited us ( the artist ) to one by one explain our artworks. LOL.

It's so funny because in the mornng we're all like so chill and suddenly all of us started being really nervous. Some of them came to me and was like oh my hands are shaking. oh crap my hands are getting really sweaty. Even though it's funny, I was pretty nervous too @@ . Seeing us funny funny like this, my lecturer's wife started calming us down and gave us advise. When she try to cheer us up, it's like *shing shing* all the angelic effect. TvT

 Before the first group of students left, they got shouted at by their lecturer for not listening and making so much noise, just like those high school moments. It's quite embarrassing though to do this when there's outsider or people from other college around ( us ) so actually hor, I think I should not be writing this HAHA . Then I wonder if my lecturers feel happy that they never had to do this to us LOLOLOL. Since we're good students after all 

Later on, another group of people came to visit our exhibition. They're artist as well and it's actually only a few of them. Not as many as the first group so not as nervous already.

and there's me explaining about my artwork. 

Me and my artwork! My artwork needs audience to participate in it so I can only have or know the final outcome after the exhibition ends. Don't fret!!  I'll make another post about my artwork. I'll explain everything in that post SOON. I'm very excited to see the final outcome haha. 

Besides that, my group of friends from college came to visit. I was really touched ( i think they sick and tired of hearing me keep on saying this already)  that they were willing to drive all the way down from KL to Ipoh to come and support. When I told them about the exhibition in Ipoh they were like okeh we go Ipoh support you! I thought they were joking but no, I'm just like omg really ah?

Then my best friends from Ipoh also came to support me hohoho. Thank you so much guys for coming! I really appreciate it. 


Here are some pictures of the artworks being exhibited. 

ps I didn't post all of the artworks here so you may check out our fb album if you're interested. OR MAYBE drop by @YasminMuseum  this weekends! Last 2 days


That's a wrap!! Everything turned out really well. Another good fight! Thank God for another great experience!!!!  and of course thank you to my lecturers for helping us out all the way!! It's a great honor to have an exhibition and create inspired by late Yasmin Ahmad.

We're on The Star newspaper last week! You may read it from here too. But it's a little disappointing that they used the wrong group picture ( some of the people in the picture are not the artist for this exhibition, some of the artist are not in the picture and it is not taken in the Yasmin museum ) Also they misquote the context of my friend's artwork, they got her name wrong as well lol. 



In the afternoon, after the guest left , we visited 2 art space in Batu Gajah. 1 of them is called Kapal Lorek while another is called Kotak Hitam. Their art was pretty impressive! Then we took group pictures. 

So, while we're taking this group picture, I just said to Sandy,

Me: Oh damn I think I blinked
Sandy: oh.....that's okay, It doesn't matter whether you blinked or not. ( I have slit eyes )

YUP. I TOTALLY FEEL THE BURN GUYS. #lifeasmatasepet =____=" 
But then after the picture is out, I realized like wow...IT REALLY DOESN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE LOOOOOOOOOOOOL. Sandy was right!!! Then it hit me time I don't have to worry if I blinked or not in a picture. OMG I'VE FOUND MY HIDDEN TALENT GUYS !!!  #themoreismilethelessisee.


PS: I did not take some of those pictures,The credits appears when you hover your mouse on the pictures.

So, I asked Elise to pass me some of the pictures from her side...

wow.......thanks elise =___=