DYTM Tengku Amir Shah ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj graced the National Art Gallery on 17th August, taking in the sights and scenes of Festival Anak Muda (FAM) 2019 organized by the National Art Gallery and presented by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC), in conjunction with the Crown Prince of Selangor’s very own Selangor Youth Community (SAY) and art platform RANtai Collective.
Part of the “Route to KL Biennale 2020” Central Zone programme, FAM 2019 was a 3 day event focusing on discussions on contemporary visual arts, artistic performances both traditional and modern, as well as the celebration of the variety in activities and social works done through the youth and music.
Held from 16th to 18th August 2019, FAM 2019 presents local identities in an international formatted contents and platforms that’s separated into 4 main programmes:
An art market-styled entrepreneurship-based platform that enables youths to showcase their products and innovations in the fields of arts and culture, as well as for youth communities delving in awareness campaigns and human capital.
An offering filled with musical appearances, dance shows, poetry readings, as well as traditional and contemporary performances spread over the 3 days of events.
Featuring 3 days of workshops and art talk sessions ranging from topics on biennale platforms, archives and open data to arts and activism, the programme brought in an impressive line of panelists and moderators consisting of curators, artists and arts activists from both local and international scenes.
Sessions highlighting local artists in sharing their views, creativity and youth voices through stimulating poetry.