Web Art in Malaysia: The Early Years

> University Scholars Programme
> Cyberart Research Initiative
> National University of Singapore
> Web Art in Malaysia: The Early Years
> by
> Niranjan Rajah
> Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Applied and
> Creative Arts Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
> Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2002
> Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
> Venue: Cyberarts Studio, level 5, Block Admin (Old Admin Building)
> Abstract
> This lecture will discuss the impact of the Internet on artistic
> practice in Malaysia. It will review six years of web based art activity
> and art networking in Malaysia. This includes a demonstration of works
> like Niranjan Rajah's The Failure of Marcel Duchamp/ Japanese Fetish
> Even!, 1996. http://www.hgb-leipzig.de/waterfall/ and E-ART ASEAN Online.
> http://eartasean.unimas.my, a pioneering networking hub for electronic
> art in Southeast Asia. The discussion will involve an appraisal of the
> successes and failures of these six years. It is set in the broadest
> cultural, political, economic and social contexts.
> About the Speaker
> Niranjan Rajah is an art historian, cultural theorist, curator and
> internet artist. He is associate professor and deputy Dean of the Faculty
> of Applied and Creative Arts, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak In 2002, he
> completed a visiting associate professorship at UCLA. He is a researcher
> with the CAiiA/STAR - group that integrates 'the Centre for Advanced
> Inquiry in the Interactive Arts,' at the University of Wales College,
> Newport, and 'the Centre for Science, Technology and Art Research,' in the
> School of Computing, University of Plymouth. Niranjan has served on the
> Malaysian National Art Gallery's Planning and Acquisitions Committee
> (1996-97) and has curated and co-curated many national and international
> exhibitions, including Malaysia's '1st Electronic Art Show' (National Art
> Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 1997). He is currently a member of the Board of
> Directors of ISEA, the Inter Society for Electronic Art and sits on the
> programme committee for the 11th ISEA which will take place in Nagoya in
> mid 2002. Niranjan is co-founder of 'EART ASEAN Online', an internet
> portal for electronic art in Southeast Asia. His writings on art have been
> published extensively.