Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently attended the media launch of Coffee and Art Fringe Festival Asia 2015 (CAFFA) at the White Box Publika.
Welcome speech by Ms Sasya Ahmad Sebi, Coffee & Art Fringe Festival Asia.
Coffee and Art Fringe Festival Asia 2015 (CAFFA) is presented by Nescafé, the coffee leader in Malaysia, from 11 – 13 September at Publika. Covering areas of the Boulevard, The Square and MapKL, this family-oriented consumer and trade event truly celebrates the wonderful rise of the speciality coffee scene, music, arts and culture.
This year, NESCAFE showcases a large range of variety to delight coffee lovers. From NESCAFE Classic, to NESCAFE Blend & Brew, NESCAFE Cans, and finally NESCAFE will reveal the new NESCAFE Dolce Gusto machine.
CAFFA 2015 will have over 30 innovative speciality coffee industry exhibitors and 20+ food vendors including artisanal bakers, soda and ice-cream vendors; Latte Art Jam with the World Barista Champion 2015 Sasa Sestic; Numinous Live Poetry and Music evening; Art Exhibition featuring renowned artist Justin Y; Live Bands and Street Performers; BBoy Dance competition; Doodle Competition by the Doodict Collision; Art Installations and much more!
Freshy Freeze Malaysia took part at CAFFA 2015 as one of the food vendors, serving refreshing and healthy ‘fried’ ice cream to the customers.
Among the coffee highlights at CAFFA 2015
* Mixology and Steampunk demonstrations by Dankoff Coffee Specialists
* Keepcup Reuser campaign with Keepcup to promote eco-friendliness
* Latte Jam with WBC2015 champion Sasa Sestic presented by Eciatto Coffee Group
* Brew Bar by Coffex
A new component added to this already well-known annual event for this year is the Art Project, and we have put together several events in conjunction with the new initiative in collaboration with Artemis Art Gallery.
Among the highlights at the Art Project at CAFFA 2015
Young Art Award presentation to Dedy Sufriadi
As part of the Art Project, Artemis Art will present the award personally to Dedy Sufriadi who will be in attendance at this year’s CAFFA. The award presentation will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, September 12, at White Box, [email protected] Following the award presentation, there will be an Art Talk, where Dedy will share his journey as a visual artist, as well as provide us with a broad overview of the Indonesian contemporary art scene.
Live Finger-Painting Demonstration by Justin Y
This Malaysian-born visual artist now resides in Hong Kong, and is a self-taught artist who uses nothing else but his fingers to create spectacular works of art, emotionally charged by the cumulative experiences this widely traveled artist has had. His fingers act as the channels through which his experientially charged emotions emerge, speaking to us through the textured color compositions that he lays on the canvas. Justin Y will commence his demo at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 12, at White Box, [email protected]
Hari Ini Dalam (my) Sejarah
It is a group photography selling exhibition by eleven young and emerging photographers. Malaysia stands proud as as a modern-day melting pot of people, cultures, and religions, harmoniously coexisting in a country that can be best described as colorful. The exhibition provides us a glimpse at the diversity that is Malaysia, and is co-curated by journalist / photographer Jahabar Sadiq and Artemis Art. The exhibition runs throughout the duration of CAFFA from 11 to 13 September, at Black Box, [email protected], and is the anchor event for CAFFA’s CLICKS @ BLACKBOX segment of the festival.
Artworks by artists living with various types of Learning Difficulties, presented by Vivid
Conditions such as Asperger’s, ADHD, or Autism, render those afflicted different in the eyes of a society that knows very little about these realities. The individuals who live with these conditions often find it hard to function or communicate in a way that is seen as conventional or ordinary. Vivid, in essence, is a celebration of their talent and skills, sharpened through creative practices and the artists’ sense of resilience. The exhibition runs throughout the duration of CAFFA from 11 to 13 September, at White Box, [email protected]
Kanta Box Kamra
It is a project by photographer Jeffrey Lim, surrounding a self-contained instant camera made from found waste material. It is a social art project that explores the challenges of constructing and building the device, and making unique portraits. Its ultimate purpose is to function as a mobile photo booth, remotely producing silver prints in the field. Jeffrey will have a Kanta Box Kamra Photobooth set up at White Box, [email protected] from 3:30 to 5:30pm on Saturday 12 September. Jeffrey will also deliver a talk about the Kanta Box Kamra project, at 6:00pm the same day at Black Box, [email protected], as part of the overall [email protected] program.
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