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AZIZAN PAIMAN

b. 1970, Melaka, Malaysia
Lives and works in Perak, Malaysia

Singapore Biennale 2016 Artists AZIZAN PAIMAN

Singapore Biennale 2016 Artists AZIZAN PAIMAN

Singapore Biennale 2016 Artists AZIZAN PAIMAN

Singapore Biennale 2016 Artists AZIZAN PAIMAN

 

Putar Alam Café, 2016

Mild steel structure, zinc plate, ventilator, exhaust fan, fridge, transistor radio, TV monitor, mugs, kettle, tyre, microwave, wheel and interactive performance
Dimensions variable
Collection of the Artist
Singapore Biennale 2016 commission

Putar alam in Malay means charlatan, a person who deceives and tricks other people for his or her own selfish benefit. Putar Alam Café is an interactive space with a transistor radio, a television broadcasting a news channel (with the volume muted), and recent works by the artist. This café will be stationed at the SAM at 8Q plaza throughout the duration of the Singapore Biennale 2016, with the artist acting as a ‘bartender’ as well as a ‘mediator’. He serves food and drinks, which he either buys from shops or prepares himself, to the audience-customers. He also manages and mediates the conversations and debates among them, drawing them to respond to the information they hear over the radio, news stories on the television, or images of his artworks.The work is a social experiment to show how the media, possibly the greatest charlatan of them all, profoundly affects our perception and understanding of things around us.

Artist Performance Schedule
Friday & Saturday, 20 & 21 January 2017
10am – 11.30am, 1pm – 2.30pm, 4pm – 5.30pm
SAM at 8Q

Friday, 24 February 2017
6.30pm – 8.30pm
SAM at 8Q

Saturday, 25 February 2017
2pm – 4pm and 6.30pm – 8.30pm
SAM at 8Q

Sunday, 26 February 2017
2pm – 4pm
SAM at 8Q