Nature Themed Art Exhibition at the 10th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival.

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October 25 2017, Kuala Lumpur – The 10th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival announced Wajah Bumi, a nature-themed art exhibition by six Malaysian and French artists. The soft launch of Wajah Bumi took place on 25th October at the White Box, Publika from 7pm – 8pm with the appearance of the Wajah Bumi artists.

Wajah Bumi is an up close and personal observation of nature and its people in the Anthropocene age as seen through the eyes of Amri Ginang, Kendy Mitot, Shaq Koyok, Alena Murang, Christian Senat and Florent Mamelle. A fresh interpretative depiction of the civilizations’ evolution in nature, the artists use different mediums and methods as well as stunning visuals of nature in the form of people, landscapes, cultures and traditions.

Curated by the founder of KLEFF, Yasmin Rasyid, the art pieces on display conceptualize the intentional and unintentional consequences of environmental exploitation and neglect. The artworks chronicle the journey of six talented artists in capturing nature first-hand through the power of art.

Yasmin Rasyid (KLEFF Founder and Honorary Advisor) gave her welcoming remarks during the soft launch of Wajah Bumi

“It’s the first time we have six artists together in one nature-themed art exhibition. And we hope that the exhibition will resonate to the festival attendees on the need to balance development and environment. Many of the images focus on indigenous stories, and the beautiful landscapes of the environment, coupled with the faces of the communities that live there. Most of the art on display are for sale where 10% of the proceeds will go towards supporting the 11th KLEFF next year.”

From left: Shaq Koyok, Kendy Mitot, Christian Senat, Yasmin Rasyid, Florent Mamelle and
Amri Ginang took a group photo after the soft launch.

The Wajah Bumi Art Exhibition is open to public, from 24 October to 29 October at 11am – 10pm every day at the White Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas. The art pieces are for sale and further information about the exhibition can be retrieved here. For more information about KLEFF, kindly visit www.kleff.my.

About KLEFF
The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is Malaysia’s first, biggest, and longest-running environmental film festival conceptualized and organized by not-for-profit environmental organization, EcoKnights. KLEFF is a platform to facilitate building a nation of ecologically conscious businesses, communities, and individuals through on-ground activities and film screenings. The focus of KLEFF is on critical environmental issues and stories such as pollution, transboundary haze, indigenous people’s rights, wildlife protection, nuclear energy, climate change, sustainable food production, waste management, local environmental heroes and more.

About EcoKnights®
EcoKnights® is a non-profit environmental organization that champions sustainable living and supports a community of film makers, and environmentalist who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. EcoKnights’ Board of Committee Members, staff and constituents is comprised of an inclusive community of individuals across ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation. EcoKnights serves the community through development-led interventions from education and awareness programs to research; and public participation programs to consultation. EK’s partners range from government agencies and communities to corporate agencies and NGOs. For more information about EcoKnights, log on to www.ecoknights.org.my.

For further information, kindly contact:
Fadly Bakhtiar, Festival Director, fadly@ecoknights.org.my, +6017 227 9270