'Arts On The Move' Bridges Culture and Transit at Pasar Seni MRT Station
by: The Beat Asia
February 17, 2023
In an effort to connect culture and transit, Arts On The Move (AOTM) was installed at the Pasar Seni MRT station on Feb. 14. The station transports an average of 15,000 passengers daily.
According to a media release by Think City, the public arts initiative will last for six months, beginning this February until June. It is a collaborative effort by Think City, MRT Corporation, and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, as supported by Yayasan Sime Darby and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
With the goal of revitalising the downtown area, the AOTM will present 12 live shows, three workshops, and two art installations at the Pasar Seni MRT station, all of which are works by Malaysian artists. There were weaving workshops and performances by the Mah Meri Cultural Village and “Sunnyside Up,” an art installation by Pamela Tan of Poh Sin Studio during the launch.
Minister of Transport YB Anthony Loke said that AOTM “is an opportunity to create space for people to envision an urban lifestyle that is vibrant with culture and creative activities whilst still ensuring that it is socially equitable and accessible.”
“With Arts On The Move, the rail network can be more than a place where you wait for the next train to arrive. It can be a place where we can help break the monotonous lives most people associate with city-life or working in cities,” he was quoted as saying.
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