“Who’s Johnny Lim” – A Photo Exhibition by Manu Mart
In conjunction with 50th anniversary of Malaysia-Spain diplomatic ties in 2017, and in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Malaysia, Spanish photographer Manu Mart (Madrid, 1979) travels through the Strait of Malacca taking as a starting point the novel by the Malaysian writer Tash Aw, “The Harmony Silk Factory”. The same way its main character Johnny Lim travels to discover his own country, the photographer intends on this journey to define the physical and human geography of the Straits of Malacca.
The captivating veil of the past that surrounds this part of the country is shown under a mysterious atmosphere that embraces the images. Glimpses of places and people that reveal traces of the past, giving out clues that allow the observer to build their own answers about Johnny´s identity, a character that, although not real, represents the essence of a whole country.
The exhibition open for public viewing from 5 March – 2 April, opening will be held on 9 March 2017, 6.30pm in Oriental Art & Cultural Centre. For more information, call OACC: 03-77856363 or visit us at Facebook: Oriental Art & Cultural Association
Venue: OACC , 2nd Floor, Yayasan Elken,
Jalan 1/137C, Batu 5,
Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 11am-6pm Tuesday to Sunday (Close on Mondays and public holidays)