Some of the best art in the city is tucked out of view, like the #lorongbelakang in Section 7 where the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) collaborated with various young artists and KHZNH Studio to turn back alleys into attractions. Seeing public spaces as critical vehicles for cultivating creative identities, the council organised an art competition and picked the works of ten finalists from each category – 3D painting, 3D installation, street furniture and painting-on-site – to be featured on the allocated walls.
A continuation of Laman Seni 2 in Section 2 (the first project that championed the same cause), Laman Seni 7 will be geared more towards art appreciation while drawing attention to social issues. Graffiti artists and the authorities have never seen eye to eye but with this legal venue, street artists can finally express themselves from wall to wall.
Laman Seni 7: Jalan Plumbum R7/R, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Laman Seni 2: Jalan Bunga Melur 2/18, Seksyen 2, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor