Happenings

10,000 Mosquito Hearts

27 Jan 2019 to 17 Feb 2019

10,000 Mosquito Hearts is a solo exhibition by Malaysian artist Foo May Lyn.

Comprising works based on the fabled Malay legend of Puteri Gunung Ledang, the exhibition is said to be the artist’s attempt at fulfilling the demands that the Princess gave to Sultan Mahmud Shah, who sought her hand in marriage:

 

In Talks With: T.K. Sabapathy

19 Jan 2019

In Talks With: T.K. Sabapathy is a discussion and sharing session with the celebrated Singaporean art historian.

T.K. Sabapathy will be sharing keen insights about the late Singaporean artist, Cheong Soo Pieng; sharing about Cheong’s innovative composing processes as a pioneer of East-West modernism since the 1950s.

 

New media works

10 Jan 2019 to 17 Feb 2019

Paralogical Machines: When Images Meet Us in Space and Time is a group exhibition comprising of new media works by seven international artists. They are Charles Lim, Erika Tan, Kenneth Feinstein, Rajinder Singh, Tintin Wulia, Nye Thompson vs. UBERMORGEN, and the All Women’s Networked Jam Session (AWNJS).

Interpretations of people

20 Jan 2019 to 03 Feb 2019

You Belong to Night & Rojak Aesthetics are the titles of solo exhibitions by Malaysian artists Chuah Shu Ruei and Wong Xiang Yi.

The exhibitions will showcase works produced by the artists during their time in the Rimbun Dahan residency.

Wong is said to have brought a fresh take to ink painting by experimenting with materials such as canvas, gold paper and batik. She is said to identify its patterns as a language expressing people’s observations, imaginations and thoughts about nature.

Consider Collecting

19 Jan 2019 to 27 Jan 2019

The Art Week Conversations is a series of three talks that are targeted at new and existing audiences. The talks will look at private collections and collectors from Vietnam and Singapore. A text on the website states that the talks will "investigate the much-liked art scene in Vietnam, one of the earliest to hit the contemporary and modern art markets in the 1990s; cut to the chase on buying good art at starting prices in Singapore; and pan in on how private collections are shaping up in Southeast Asia."

 

The list of talks are as follows:

Perspectives of Thailand's south

10 Jan 2019 to 31 Jan 2019

The Enmeshed is a group exhibition featuring five Thai artists, Ahama Sa-I, Amru Thaisnit, Anuwat Apimukmongkon, Marnee Maelae and Samak Kosem.

Curated by Penwadee Nophaket Manont, the exhibition presents photography, installation and video. The works are said to focus on portraying Southern regions in Thailand where the artists live - Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat - which are said to have been stereotyped as places plagued by violence and civil unrest.

Rethinking editions

06 Jan 2019 to 15 Jan 2019

Rethinking Ediitons is a group exhibition featuring 15 Malaysian artists. They are Ajim Juxta, Dhavinder Singh, Gan Siong King, Haris Abadi, Haslin Ismail, Mark Tan, Noor Mahnun Mohamed, NOWORNEVER, Ong Cai Bin, Rico Leong, Shiela Samsuri, Syahnan Anuar, Tsa Meera + Talha KK and Yee I-Lann.

10 years of Azam Aris

22 Dec 2018 to 05 Jan 2019

Hidden Beyond Yesterday is a solo exhibition by Malaysian artist Azam Aris.

The works in this exhibition are said to have been inspired by artists M.C. Escher, Ilya Kabakov and composer Benedict Drew.

The exhibition marks Azam’s first decade in his artistic career and will showcase a combination of mixed media canvas works and installations. Unfinished works from before that are now completed and touted as “fitting [Azam’s] current state of mind” will also be on display.

Streaming Mountain

10 Jan 2019 to 30 Jan 2019

Streaming Mountain is a solo exhibition by Malaysian artist Yeoh Choo Kuan.

The aesthetics and ideology of Chinese ink is said to be a large influence in Yeoh’s works. According to the press release, this influence stems from frequent visits to a Chinese temple in Yeoh’s neighbourhood.

A lasting memory for Yeoh, was of a book called the “Diyu” (realm of the dead in Chinese mythology). The book seemingly contained graphic illustrations that left an impression on Yeoh.

S.E.A. Focus

23 Jan 2019 to 27 Jan 2019

S.E.A. Focus is an upcoming international art fair that will be held in Singapore this coming January 2019. The fair - initiated by STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery is said to be a "platform to foster deeper appreciation and increase demand for Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art through dynamic collaboration between international and local galleries."

The inaugural edition of the fair will take the form of a boutique art fair and will be held in a special pop-up structure at the Gillman Barracks visual arts cluster.