October - December 2019
Helmi Azam, also known as Azam Aris, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UiTM Shah Alam in 2007.
He was offered an Artist Residency at HOM Art Trans in the following year, which led to his first solo show titled „Float“. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions and international residency program i.e. Ties of Tenggara at National Visual Arts Malaysia and ACME Studios London Residency. His work was displayed at Gwangju Fine Art Gallery in South Korea and at VIVA Art Fair in Bacolod City in the Phillipines.
Helmi is constantly expanding his practice and experiments with various media. He exposes his own secrets, even the disturbing and unspeakable ones, within his work and mixes up facts and fiction in chapters that are both sequential and non-sequential, often putting the audience in a state of solitude and mind captive.
Marshall-Brunnen x Puncak Purnama: A Tale of Two Cities
In his exhibition concluding his residency program at Basis, Helmi deals with the passage of time and “what remains“. He explores the effects of time on memory, identity and culture and how rememberances are based on our histories and experiences.
The starting point of his reflections is that everyone has a story to tell. Therefore stories become our compasses which we navigate through our memories and discover our core beings. And this is the story of Marshall-Brunnen and Puncak Purnama (Lunar Peaks).
Work of the Artist
© Foto: Paul Helmich, basis e.V., Frankfurt | Helmi Azam Aris - Marshall-Brunnen X Puncak Purnama: A Tale of two Cities, basis Projektraum, Frankfurt 2019