Cenderawasih is the title of Malaysian artist Fong Kim Sing’s latest exhibition.
The exhibition comprises Fong's batik paintings of the "cenderawasih", known in English as the Bird of Paradise.
The gallery's press release states that, "Malay folklore depicts the bird as the guardian of a holy jewel in kayangan (heaven). Cenderawasih falls to Earth when it takes its last breath. It is said that whoever finds the bird on Earth, is granted mystical power, success and fortune."
Ravaged is the title of Malaysian artist Nadiah Bamadhaj’s latest exhibition.
The six works combine her collage and charcoal drawings with photographs by Indonesian photojournalist Dwi Oblo.
The portraits are of individuals who were interviewed by Bamadhaj at a shelter in Indonesia for trans and cisgender people called the Yogyakarta’s Transgender Extended Family, where she has worked as a volunteer since 2016.
Each portrait hovers above photographs capturing particular moments, some dramatic and others serene, in the everyday lives of her subjects.
Flesh Matters is the title of the latest solo exhibition by Wong Keen, touted as one of Singapore’s leading second-generation artists.
Organised by The Culture Story art salon and Artcommune Gallery, the exhibition comprises over 40 new works from Wong’s Flesh series.
According to a press release, Flesh is considered “one of the most accomplished series in Wong’s painted oeuvre over 50 years.”
The works range in medium from acrylic on canvas or paper to mixed media collage.
The Buddhist Art Exhibition features works by Nepali monk and artist, Bhikkhu Uttamo, 32.
The sale of his art pieces is to raise funds to restore the stupas that were damaged during the Kathmandu Earthquake.
The oil canvas works range in size from 21cm by 30cm to 122cm by 107cm.
The show opens on May 26 at 9am.
Prices will be revealed at the launch.
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.
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 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 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.