Happenings

Keeping an eye on you

03 May 2018 to 01 Jul 2018

Seen is an exhibition featuring a group of foreign and local artists, namely; Ahmet Öğüt (Turkey), Roger Ballen (US), Heather Dewey-Hagborg (US), James Bridle (UK), Paolo Cirio (Italy) and Viktoria Binschtok (Russia), and from Malaysia, H.H Lim, Anurendra Jegadeva and Ivan Lam.


The works range in medium from documentary and photography to conceptual practice, appropriation of censored imagery to re-contextualization of leaked footage.

Latiff Mohidin's Langkawi series resurfaces

23 Jun 2018 to 22 Jul 2018

In a departure from norm, Malaysia's top modernist artist Latiff Mohidin has tapped on the resources of Chan + Hori Contemporary gallery in Singapore to re-interpret his old series of Langkawi works that date from 1976-80.

The veteran artist, 76, has basically called upon Khairuddin "Khai" Hori, credited as "curatorial director and partner" of the gallery to revisit the works. Interestingly, the gallery has hitherto focused on contemporary art. 

Back to where we've never been

24 May 2018 to 14 Jun 2018

Back to where we’ve never been is Singaporean artist Melissa Tan’s first exhibition in Malaysia.


The exhibition comprises 16 mixed-media sculptures that document various construction sites across the Malaysian causeway; taking form within Singapore.


Influenced by the constant "reparation works" in her home country, the artworks are said to reflect Tan’s sentiment of treading on foreign ground in familiar territory.

Market Talk: Trends in the Global Private Art Museum Landscape ​

27 May 2018

Market Talk: Trends in the Global Private Art Museum Landscape is a chat session conducted by The Culture Story director Ning Chong with art industry expert Christoph Noe.

Noe will provide insights on successful structures and trends of private museums both in Asia and China, and the winning formula for successful ART x Lifestyle Brand collaborations. 

Cheap Spirits

19 May 2018 to 08 Jun 2018

Entitled Cheap Spirits, this exhibition by Singapore-based photographer George Wong and Singaporean painter Yeo Tze Yang comprises nine black-and-white photographs and seven oil paintings.

The works are said to celebrate the mundane by revealing the crude and sublime moments of everyday existence. The pairing of Wong’s photographs and Yeo’s paintings is touted to encourage a dialogue between the two visual art practitioners who differ in their media, generation and socio-economic background.

Stories of 11 Artworks

15 May 2018 to 29 May 2018

Entitled, Stories of 11 Artworks, this group show comprises the works of 11 emerging artists.

The participating artists are Al-Khuzairie Ali, Anniketyni Madian, Azam Aris, Cheong Tuck Wai, Chong Kim Chiew, Fazrin Abd Rahmad, Hafiz Shahimi, Meor Saifullah Lullaed, Mohd Akhir Ahmad, Ronnie Mohamad and Sabihis Md Pandi. 

The works highlight their stories, thoughts and processes. Each work is accompanied by the artist's individual statement.

Kuda-Kuda Merdeka

13 May 2018 to 31 May 2018

Entitled Kuda-Kuda Merdeka, the exhibition by local artist Mat Ali Mat Som, showcases 13 acrylic paintings.

Prices range from RM2,000 to RM20,000 and sizes between 28cm by 48cm and 150cm by 180cm. 

The show opens on May 19 at 4pm.

Face Fiction

12 May 2018 to 26 May 2018

Latest solo exhibition by local emerging artist Nik Mohd Shazmie, entitled Face Fiction, showcases 13 paintings and a sculpture.

This exhibition highlights both local and international phenomena which sparked the artist’s interest in examining them. 

It is a retelling of the story, according to the artist's interpretation. The artist uses characters in his paintings to portray his ideas.

He won the grand prize of Nando’s Art Initiative back in 2014. Since then, he has been participating in exhibitions in Malaysia and abroad.

Aqal III

12 May 2018 to 10 Jun 2018

Entitled Aqal III, this group exhibition features 40 works by 11 UiTM fine art graduates.

The participating artists are Amin Hashim, Azmir Ahmad, Che' Ahmad Azhar, Farhan Amir, Fatah Taib, Fiziana Mydin, Florence Ejoy, Jekiyah, Meor Saifulah Lulaed, Nur Amalina Md Isa and Sukhairi Shuid.

The artworks range in price from RM1,000 to RM10,000 and the sizes range from 38cm by 27cm to 113cm by 234cm.

The show opens on May 12 at 3pm.

Like a Heretic: On Vision and Belief by Suzann Victor

11 May 2018 to 10 Jun 2018

Australia-based Singaporean artist Suzann Victor showcases See Like a Heretic: On Vision and Belief.  

Based in Australia since the late 1990s, Victor's art continues to be a regular feature of the contemporary art scene in Singapore, collected and exhibited by Singapore's major cultural institutions and significant to Singapore's contemporary art history.