Happenings

Paintings of Ruqayyah Hanim by Ahmad Zakii

20 Jan 2018 to 21 Jan 2018

The Legacy of Ruqayyah Hanim (1864-1904) is a story of a woman from Turkey whose descendants have been and are among Malaysia's most illustratious sons and daughters. 

She has been remembered and honoured in a trilogy of three paintings by Malaysian artist Ahmad Zakii Anwar.

The biography of Ruqayyah Hanim is regarded as an important part of the tapestry of Malaysia's historical relationship with Turkey.

Her three marriages in Johor had an influence on the nation's development. 

Kadang Kadang Dekat Dekat Akan Datang No 4

17 Jan 2018 to 03 Feb 2018

Kadang Kadang Dekat Dekat Akan Datang No.4, is the fourth showcase of works by collaborating artists at A+ art space. The title refers to a riddle in the 1959 Malay movie, Nujum Pa’ Blalang, by the late actor-singer-director P. Ramlee.

This exhibition features multi-disciplinary artist, Samsudin Wahab (b. 1984, Perak).

The exhibition will feature an installation titled, Wira Banga (2016). The work comprises four light boxes and a video, it was commissioned for the Kuandu Biennale in Taiwan in the same year.

Sculpting Light by Kim Lim

13 Jan 2018 to 03 Mar 2018

British-Singaporean sculptor and printmaker Kim Lim will hold her first solo exhibition in Singapore, entitled Sculpting Light.

The exhibition will feature works on paper and sculptures that span over three decades.

Turning away from convention, Lim viewed paper as a sculptural material, much like stone and wood.

The gallery’s press release states that, “she draws inspiration from her travels in Asia, from sources such as Khmer temples and Japanese gardens, to early Chinese art”.

Jahan Loh's Genesis

17 Jan 2018 to 18 Mar 2018

Genesis: God’s Terrarium is the title of Singaporean Pop artist Jahan Loh’s latest solo exhibition.

A collection of paintings, limited edition prints and a large sculpture of "Adam and Eve" will be on display.

This project is said to reflect Loh’s preoccupation with existentialism and the works offer a glimpse into his mind. The biblical theme of the works centre around the time of Man’s Creation and the Garden of Eden before Man’s expulsion.

The Horizon is Just an Illusion

12 Jan 2018 to 03 Feb 2018

The Horizon is Just an Illusion is a group exhibition featuring 10 local artists; chi too, Dain Iskandar Said, Haffendi Anuar, Hayati Mokhtar, Lee Mok Yee, Sharmiza Abu Hassan, Tan Zi Hao, Viko Zhijune, Yee I-Lann and Yeoh Choo Kuan.

The exhibition is curated by Malaysian Eva McGovern-Basa who is based in Philippines.

According to the gallery’s press release, the exhibition presents recent strategies and approaches to landscape as a subject in Malaysian art.

Impetus by Perng Fey

27 Dec 2017

Abstract painter Wong Perng Fey’s latest solo exhibition is entitled Impetus.

The exhibition will show six large panelled works produced during his eviction and the closure of HeiQiao village in Beijing where the artist had resided for seven years.

According to the gallery’s press release, Impetus is a parting note, echoing the the artist coming to terms with the eviction of the artist colony in HeiQiao village.

Time Lapse: When did I begin?

27 Nov 2017 to 28 Dec 2017

Time Lapse: When did I begin? is a group exhibition featuring 10 artists, namely, Niti Wattuya, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Vasan Sitthiket, Thamarat Phokai, Krisada Phakawatsunthon, Anon Pairot, Peerawayt Krasaesom, Anusorn Chareonsuk, Veraphong Sritrakulkitjakarn, Suwit Maprajuab.

The title indicates the time when, founder of the gallery, Numthong Sae Tang, came across an art space in the Ari neighborhood of Bangkok. Which would then become the gallery’s current space.

Visual Poetry

16 Dec 2017 to 30 Dec 2017

Visual Poetry is the title of emerging artist, Faizul Suhif’s latest solo exhibition and comprises of 20 printmaking works.

The gallery’s press release states “the works are not a mere statement of acknowledging nature’s beauty, instead they are a reflection of life itself and should be treated like an open book.”

The prints also speak of the concept of sustenance or rezeki as viewed through Islamic beliefs.

The launch takes place on Dec 16 from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Women's Work

06 Dec 2017 to 20 Dec 2017

We are here. is a group exhibition featuring new and selected works of four female artists, namely, Bibi Chew, Minstrel Kuik, Nadiah Bamadhaj and Tetriana Ahmed Fauzi.

The title of the show links narratives that surround the human condition and its role in shaping individual identities and a nation.

According to the gallery's press release, the selection of works provide a certain viewpoint from a domestic setting and society at large.

Chance Encounters

10 Dec 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

Latest group exhibition entitled, Past and Present: Chance Encouters Art Exhibition, comprises 28 works by 14 local artists.

Participating artists are Cheung Pooi Yip, Heng Eow Lin, Jayson Yeoh Choon Seng, Judin Ahmad, Ken Ooi Chee Kheng, Khoo Cheang Jin, Koay Soo Kau, Loo Hooi Nam, Mohammad Khizal Saat, Dr Neoh Chin Boon, Ng Bee, Ng Kim Heoh, Tang Yeok Khang and Tan Kai Sheuan. 

The show will be launched by Penang-based art collector Brian Coomber at 6pm on Dec 10.