26 March 2021
NAFAS 2021 - Maybank's Emerging Women Artists Exhibition
Welcome to Nafas 2021!
“Nafas” is the Malay word for “breathe”. It is a biological connection rather than a material one. Breath is also a unit to measure a particular space and time; a universal connector. “Nafas” is a life sustaining action that connects all living organisms; a biological reflex that we do unthinkingly. Extending from “nafas” is “nafas baru”; a phrase in Malay to denote an emergence, In this context, relations are drawn to the emerging women artists of this exhibition.
NAFAS is a virtual exhibition that showcases 20 emerging women artists who occupy different intersections of the contemporary art scene. From video art to installations; the art mediums presented are as diverse as the artists’ backgrounds themselves. NAFAS offers a journey to the fertile frontiers of the Malaysian art scene where conventions and normative practices are blurred.