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G13 Gallery proudly to announce Voice of the Voiceless, a group exhibition featuring five distinguished contemporary Malaysia artists –

Chong Kim Chiew, Gan Chin Lee, Gan Sze Hooi,  Ruzzeki Harris and  Siund Tan. The exhibition will run on 13th – 28th May 2016 with

an opening reception on Saturday, 13th May, from 7.30pm onwards. The exhibition presents an artists’ works exploring social issues

as their subject and how their practices can be position as social commentary.


In general, social commentary is an act of expressing critical opinion towards complex social and political realities, using rhetorical

means to provide commentary on issues in a society. This is often done with the idea of implementing or promoting change by info

rming the general populace about a given problem and appealing to people's sense of justice. Artists and cultural workers throughout

the history has using art as an instrument to comment on social, politic and economic conditions where they find themselves in.

The ancient Greek channeled their social critiques through theatre and stage play, as Aristotle coined the term ‘catharsis’ – an

emotional impact from looking (and listening) to the artworks.


Art subsequently grows into a form of communication, rather merely an object of aesthetics. The artist quartet demonstrate fair

share of concerned towards their environment, and recognized the potential of visual art capable to delivers important messages

to the society. Although each works possessed a personal attribution, nevertheless the attentiveness to social cause brought them

together. Gan Chin Lee epitomized Chinese expression and translated it into a poetical painting inscribed with a commentary of

recent political event. Chong Kim Chiew continues to explore the limits of border formed by geo-politic and globalization. Gan Sze

Hooi highlights the struggle of local community confronted by urban development and gentrification. Ruzzeki Harris fused

iconoclastic and satirical takes on current social and political issues, and Siund Tan realism approached in a highly stylized

figurative painting stressing the exploitation of labor.


G13 Gallery continues its effort to promote and presenting local artist by hosting series of exhibitions. Voice of the Voicelss seek to

elevate qualities of Malaysian art while providing a platform to support local art scene. For further information, please contact as



Exhibition Period               : 13th – 28th May 2016

Opening Reception           : 13th May 2016 (Saturday)

Venue                                  : G13 Gallery, GL13, Ground Floor, Block B, Kelana Square, Jala

                                                SS7/26, 47301 Kelana Jaya, Selangor. (behind Paradigm Mall)

Exhibition Hour                  : Open daily : 11am – 5pm (Closed on Sunday and Public Holiday)

Email                                      : info@g13gallery.com

Website                                  : www.g13gallery.com

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