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/Cloud/Watching or Portrait of a Young Artist in 1990s Kuala Lumpur
  • Simon Soon
  • History
  • Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry
  • 1 March 2018
Simon Soon explores how Yee I-Lann and her creative community created a shared space for urban youths at a transitional moment in 1990s Kuala Lumpur.
Images Without Bodies: Chiang Mai Social Installation and the Art History of Cooperative Suffering
  • Simon Soon
  • Art
  • Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry
  • 1 September 2016
Simon Soon looks to a series of DIY artist-led festivals in order to model a localised, non-Western approach to contemporary art and its histories.
“Boria Everywhere in the World”: A Penang Burlesque and the Politics of Heritage
This chapter complicates heritage as a ready-made historical narrative by exploring the Boria, whose beginnings can be traced to Muharram celebrations introduced to the port city of Penang in theExpand
Descending into foreignness: Datuk Fatimah and the home of the pendatang
ABSTRACT In the worship of keramats amongst the Chinese community of Malaysia, Datuk Fatimah bears some unique characteristics: she is identifiable as a female figure who wears the hijab and conformsExpand
Creativity in Dissent: From the Politics of Pedagogy to the Art of Pedagogy
This essay examines the historical conditions of the politics of pedagogy that have shaped the history of postcolonial higher education and attempts at producing coun-termovements to its subsequentExpand
Reading Tsang Tsou Choi: Margin, Madness, and a Hong Kong Avant-Garde
“I am poor. I have been a king for over 80 years” (Lee 2003, p. C5). As a pretender to a throne, Tsang Tsou Choi, more commonly known as the King of Kowloon, was well aware of his penuriousExpand
Fabric and the Fabrication of a Queer Narrative : The Batik Paintings of
1. Just as Malaysia was hurtling into existence when the territories of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore willed its formation on 16 September 1963, Patrick Ng Kah Onn, a member of theExpand