Singapore-based Gajah Gallery has announced its participation in the 5th edition of Art Basel Hong Kong featuring the latest works from prominent contemporary artists: Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Ashley Bickerton, Jason Lim, Kumari Nahappan, Li Jin, Mangu Putra, Rudi Mantofani, Sabri Idrus, Suzann Victor, Wei Ligang, Wang Tiande and Yunizar.
Leading Malaysian abstract artist Yusof Ghani will showcase 15 oil on canvas works in London.
The show will be opened by Datuk Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi, Malaysian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
All the works will be for sale and the sizes range from 91.44 cm by 60.96 cm to 381cm by 228.6cm.
Call Ridhuan of Galeri Tapak for further details at 0133209000.
The works of 31 artists are on display at the Bakat Muda Sezaman 2016 (BMS’16) or Young Contemporary exhibition at National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur until April 20.
BMS'16 is a prestigious art competition for young Malaysian artists under the age of 40 that was first introduced and organised by the National Art Gallery in 1974.
The winners of BMS'16 was announced on March 15 and the main prize of RM25,000 is awarded to joint-winners Saiful Razman and Shin Pui San.
Ilham Public Lecture presents Studying and Writing Histories of Art: A Beginning by eminent art historian T.K. Sabapathy who researches and publishes on modern art and artists in Southeast Asia and whose publications mark milestones for developing histories of art in the region. He is currently an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Architecture, the National University of Singapore, where he teaches modules in the history of art.
Jointly presented by Pipal Fine Art and Chris Tay Art Advisory, Abstr[action] is a special private selling exhibition tracing the development of abstraction in Malaysian art while exploring and expanding the notion of abstraction in art.
Segaris Art Centre is staging an inaugural art exhibition that brings together a selection of artworks by graduating students of several local institutions with fine art programmes.
The exhibition provides a public platform for the graduating students to reach a wider audience. 79 graduates from 13 art institutions in Malaysia have been invited to participate in the School of Thought (SOT) Exhibition.
Fergana will be producing a multi disciplinary exhibition of visual arts, poetry, grunge street theatre, music, folk art and discussion forums. Said to be "a modest experimental journey themed on the Post Truth / Post Fact / Right Truth / Left Truth and UnTruths and quite a few Lies in Between", the exhibition will gather practitioners across the artistic and academic spectrum "to show, shout, write, talk and sing about their own takes on a phenomenon that should interest us all and hopefully add to the creative spin rate".
Singaporean watercolourist Idris Mohamed Ali, 73, is showing his latest solo exhibition entitled, Khazanah.
According to a press release from the gallery, "Khazanah", in Malay and Urdu, means "treasure".
"And in folklore narrates the concentration of riches, perceived as valuable in tangible calculations and intangible measurements, hidden or discovered fortunes which never fail to excite every audience to draw their own journeys to discover.
The publication, Latihan: Selected Studies by Wong Hoy Cheong, accompanies the exhibition, On Unlearning and Relearning: A Solo Exhibition by Wong Hoy Cheong.
It provides a useful reference that documents four decades of Wong's paper-based work.
These studies featured in the exhibition, were fundamental to the artist's work process, on which he was able to build an interdisciplinary practice — which spans performance art, installation and video documentary and later includes, photography and film.
Two of Taring Padi's representatives, Mohamad Yusuf and Yunanto Setio Broto will be at ILHAM Gallery to talk about the collective's history and its development over the years. The talk will be divided in three parts:
1. A screening of a 30-minute film: "Art, Activism and Rock 'n Roll" which tells the story of Taring Padi's early development and their activities when they were based at the Indonesian Art Institution's ex- campus in Yogjakarta.