Happenings

Awakening

18 Nov 2017 to 27 Nov 2017

Self-taught artist Jennifer Tan's solo exhibition is entitled, Awakening.

She is showing 16 works that reflect different stages of her personal journey. 

Her mixed media abstract works are said to include experimental techniques.

Tan left home In Kuala Terengganu at 12. Her curiosity and interest in new cultures and experiences led her to Hong Kong. The artist struggled to feel a sense of belonging and was inspired to rediscover her Malaysian heritage. 

Material, Order & Chance

26 Nov 2017 to 10 Dec 2017

Rimbun Dahan residency participant Zukifli Lee will hold his solo exhibition, Material, Order & Chance, at the art centre.

Like past resident artists, Lee’s body of works takes inspiration from the natural and built-environment of Rimbun Dahan. The results are textured, detailed large canvases and surfaces with geometric designs and compositions influenced by the repetitions and colours that occur in the landscapes.

He has been at Rimbun Dahan for a year.

Bintang 5: Volume 1

21 Nov 2017 to 07 Jan 2018

Bintang 5: Volume 1 refers to the first of a three-part series of exhibitions held by Segaris Art Centre to commemorate the gallery’s fifth anniversary.

The latest exhibition brings together a selection of 50 UiTM alumni. Among them include Datuk Sharifah Fatimah, Datuk Raja Zahabuddin, Fatimah Chik and Ham Rabeah.

The Bintang 5 exhibitions will be held throughout Nov 2017 to March 2018 with the 3 volumes showcasing a range of works from pioneers to emerging artists.

Jolly Koh @ 76

30 Nov 2017 to 17 Dec 2017

Veteran artist Jolly Koh will be exhibiting some 40 major oil and acrylic works in conjunction with the launch of his third book, entitled Jolly Koh @ 76.

According to a press release publicising the event, Koh's commitment to the mind as well as the senses is documented in this new book — one of the very few to have been written by an artist about his own work and times.

Jakarta Biennale 2017

04 Nov 2017 to 10 Dec 2017

A biennale functions as a dialogue with local and international relevance. The relentless search for the origin of Indonesian art, in the face of the fraught colonial legacy, forms the essential inspiration for Jakarta Biennale 2017.

Jiwa is a force enclosing and separating entities necessary in life. As the underlying theme of the Jakarta Biennale 2017, Jiwa appears in various guises. Motivating imagination and creation in space and time, Jiwa can be understood as the agency embodied in art’s practice and in its appearances.

"Century of Light" at National Gallery Singapore

16 Nov 2017 to 11 Mar 2018

Century of Light features two exhibitions, Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay and Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna, that demonstrate the range of painting styles and art movements that developed in 19th century Europe during the post-enlightenment period of innovation and change. 

COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM: MASTERPIECES FROM THE MUSÉE D’ORSAY

Peekaboo

04 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017

Malacca-based, young artist Chong Soon Leong's latest solo show is entitled Peekaboo at the gallery's Project Room.

Showcasing seven works, Chong's paintings feature children's portraits. The artist depicts colorful imagery in the background of his typical work.

Peekaboo was inspired by a children's game.  The artist highlights the innocence of children in his artworks and portray them in playful scenes.

So You Want To Be In An Art Group

07 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017

So You Want To Be In An Art Group, is the title of a programme initiated by HOM Art Trans.

It aims to gather young artists who would like to join an art group which will be managed by the gallery. 

This first edition involves three groups, namely, Noktah, Pancar and Pentagon, each consists of five members who are graduates of local art schools, including Universiti Teknologi Mara, Dasein Academy of Art and The One Academy.

KL Biennale's grand plan

01 Nov 2017 to 31 Mar 2018

The inaugural Kuala Lumpur Biennale features over 100 works by 120 artists from Southeast Asia, China, South Korea, Japan and India. According to the National Art Gallery's press release, the biennale's theme is BELAS or "Be Loved" that "recognizes, embraces and echoes societal values".

Central to the KL Biennale are stories related to the theme, presented via a curated exhibition of modern and contemporary works, which includes:

• love for Nature or Belas Alam 

• love for heritage or Belas Warisan 

• love for people or Belas Insan