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Latif Maulan - An artist on a voyage of self discovery By Gerry Long

Latif Maulan - An artist on a voyage of self discovery  By Gerry Long B orn in 1974 in the state of Pahang, Malaysia, in the quiet village of Lebu, Latif's early childhood was spent with his family in their bamboo house near a small river. Those early years invoked in him a great love of nature, particularly the Jungle and river where he spent so many happy hours with his family and friends. It was with the help of two of his sisters that he initially commenced to draw, and not surprisingly his  first drawings reflected his love of the landscape that surrounded him. He started Primary school in 1981 studying at Skolah Menengah Kebangsaan, Lebu and then continued his education at Skolah Menengah Kebangsaan, Bentong.  Although initially in the Science stream, his keen interest in art soon prompted him to transfer to the Art stream. He finished high school in 1991, but due to financial constraints, had to forgo further studies at university level. Then followed a somewh

Collective Individual, Group Exhibition Kuala Lumpur

This 2 paintings below is available to view at The Group Exhibition "COLLECTIVE INDIVIDUALS" at

2 Jalan Kasturi,
60060 Kuala Lumpur

The exhibition running until 21 May , 2017

COLLECTIVE | Individuals is a project which sets out to interact with currently active art collectives in Malaysia to co-curate and co-organise group exhibitions, in continuing to diversify and enrich the local art ecosystem.

Title: Violence Pornography I
Medium: Oil Painting On Canvas
Size: 60.9 cm x 121 cm
Year: 2017

Title: Violence Pornography II
Medium: Oil Painting On Canvas
Size: 60.9 cm x 121 cm
Year: 2017

This painting was inspired by the article "Pornography and Sexual Violence" by Robert Jensen and  Debbie Okrina

Commercial pornography in the WORLD is at the same time increasingly more normalized and more denigrating to women. There is understandable interest in the question about the connection between pornography and sexual violence. Rather than asking "does pornography cause rape?" we would be better served by investigating whether pornography is ever a factor that contributes to rape. In other words, Is pornography implicated in sexual violence in this culture?
There are limits to what research can tell us about the complex interactions of mass media and human behavior. But from both laboratory research and the narratives of men and women, it is not controversial to argue that pornography can: 
(1) be an important factor in shaping a male-dominant view of sexuality; 
(2) be used to initiate victims and break down their resistance to unwanted sexual activity; 
(3) contribute to a user's difficulty in separating sexual fantasy and reality; and 
(4) provide a training manual for abusers.
These conclusions provide support for the feminist critique of pornography that emerged in the 1970s and '80s, which highlighted pornography's harms to the women and children: 
(1) used in the production of pornography; 
(2) who have pornography forced on them; 
(3) who are sexually assaulted by men who use pornography; and (4) living in a culture in which pornography reinforces and sexualizes women'ssubordinate status.
People who raise critical questions about pornography and the sex industry often are accused of being prudish, anti-sex, or repressive, but just the opposite is true. Such questions are crucial not only to the struggle to end sexual and domestic violence, but also to the task of building a healthy sexual culture. Activists in the anti-violence and anti-pornography movements have been at the forefront of that task.


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