The latest edition of SAM features annual family-focused exhibition, through immersive and interactive artworks by Asian contemporary artists, explore on how we adapt to our ever-changing environments, and revel in stories of real and imagined lands.
Participating artist are Bounpaul Phothyzan, Hiromi Tango, Nipan Oranniwesna, Nandita Mukand, Eko Nugroho, Mary Bernadette Lee, Unchalee Anantawat, Uudam Tran Nguyen and Calvin Pang.
There will be short films played throughout the exhibition:
- An Object at Rest
- Pale Blue Dot
Bibi Chew in collaboration with "Barehands: Vol. 1. Asian Artists Residency Project" moved by ideas of cultural identity, Bibi Chew takes on challenging issues of race, environment and gender, creating commentary through familiar objects. She has used and transformed leaf-wrapped bundles, eggs, glass bottles, sand, wooden boards, butterfly catchers and coffee strainers into metaphors for marginalisation, destruction and containment. She has carved stitched and layered pieces into a united form. Her work speaks of a delicately controlled self with underlying hidden meanings.
Rafiee Ghani has been consistent in his approach to art and has established a name for himself on both the local and international art scenes. In Rafiee’s artistic approach, travel is one of the most significant sources of inspiration. In this context, travelling is not merely a catalyst for painting but also encompasses the process of observing, sketching, recording and soul-searching.
A group exhibition by Indonesian artist Jumaldi Alfi alongside Malaysian contemporary artists Jalaini Abu Hassan and Ahmad Zakii Anwar entitled Alfi | Jai | Zakii features 23 paintings.
Prices range from RM8,000 to RM18,000 and artwork dimensions ranging between 40cm by 30cm and 30cm by 72cm.
Opening is on May 12 at 8pm.
Third solo exhibition by Jordanian-based artist Anees Maani, entitled LINES, comprises 13 sculptures, 10 wood-works and 8 aluminium.
Prices range from RM3,000 to RM30,000 and works dimension ranging from 28cm by 21cm by 8cm to 195cm by 69cm by 20cm.
LINES is an evolution of basic formations created by the early hands of man and a conceptualisation of industrialisation as well as progression of mankind.