LFF2023 x Anti-spectacular: the colours of time passing by [Visual Arts Exhibition]

Date: 01 Jun 2023, 7:00pm - 10:00pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur

Official Exhibition Launch
Thursday, June 1st
AFKL, 15, Lorong Gurney, 54100 KL

Free admission upon RSVP. 

‘Anti-spectacular: the colours of time passing by’ is a duo photography exhibition by Lorraine Thiria (France) and Nadirah Zakariya (Malaysia) presented by the Alliance Française of Kuala Lumpur.

A peculiar attention to the ordinary is at the core of the two artists’ practice. In the selected works, the ordinary is not conceived as boring and redundant, but rather as a fully-fledged, legitimate area of interest. They develop a humble sensitivity to the beauty of what surrounds them and composes their daily life and by extension, ours. By getting the interest of the camera’s ‘eye’, what is banal, common, usually unconsidered and left apart is suddenly beautified and becomes worthy of fascination.

Lorraine Thiria is passionate about walls and their texture, the unique patterns of decaying facades while the colourful still life compositions of Nadirah Zakariya open the door to a peaceful introspection. Coupled together, the pictures look into how time leaches into any surface, organic and mineral. The two photographers transform their lifeless subjects into raw emotional matter. At last, time is present everywhere; these pictures might be attempts to portray it, appealing to Bergson’s concept of ‘time-image’.

The Anti-spectacular: The Colours Of Time Passing By exhibition at AFKL will be open to the public from June 1st to September 7th. Admission is free. 

Opening hours:
Mondays to Saturdays : 10AM-5PM

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