Art and culture play an important role in the development of a great city. That’s why we take pride in promoting local initiatives that empower great ideas, talents, and innovations within Iskandar Puteri. So whether you’re a seasoned art buff or just enjoy looking at meaningful masterpieces, try taking a detour to Iskandar Puteri for its vibrant art and culture scene. We’ve even rounded up 3 of the coolest IP initiatives you should check out on your next trip here!
1. MAP (“Making Art Public”) Iskandar Puteri
Experience art while shopping at Medini Mall by visiting MAP Iskandar Puteri! Similar to MAP Kuala Lumpur, MAP IP aims to make contemporary arts and cultural ideas more accessible in Johor. Its open-plan design consists of two main spaces – Black Box (a new media space) and White Box (an exhibition space) – so you’ll get to explore all sorts of events under one roof. There’s also plenty of things to see as MAP’s venue is able to accommodate a variety of exciting activities including exhibitions, theatrical performances, music gigs, and dance shows. Its versatile space can also be used for weddings, parties, and corporate events!
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If you’re into massive art installations, then you must check out KONSTRUK’s bamboo structures at Puteri Harbour. Designed by 15 ASEAN-based artists and architects, this art project uses only locally-harvested bamboos from Pontian, Johor and features the wackiest designs. Think alien spaceship, enormous human hands, and a giant cocoon sculpture. The idea of KONSTRUK began as a way to promote bamboos as a sustainable construction and design material, and encourage architects to explore the possibilities (and limitations) of bamboos. Plus, it’s panda-approved!
Get to know the artists and architects behind these bamboo-tiful creations here.
Nothing feels more rewarding than being (literally) surrounded by art. Developed and managed by Lab DNA, PublikArt is a public art and place-making initiative that aims to increase the cultural livability of Iskandar Puteri. With different sculptures and installations designed by over 30 artists, you’ll get to immerse yourself in different mixed medium art installations and murals all over Iskandar Puteri. Just make your way to Anjung East Ledung, Educity Common, Mall of Medini, Medini Plaza, Medini Parks, and Puteri Harbour to check out these cool structures!
Wanna know who the artists are behind some of these masterpieces? Get the full list here.
Ready for an artsy experience you’ll never forget? Come on down to Iskandar Puteri and check out these inspiring locations on your next trip! We guarantee these three initiatives are worthy of a visit and will satisfy your inner culture vulture. If you’d like to know more, don’t forget to check out our Events page to see all our featured events and activities, or subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest info.