Happenings

You call that art?

31 Mar 2018 to 22 Apr 2018

Rupa-Rupa(nya…) is the title of a group exhibition featuring 18 local artists namely, Ahmad Fuad Osman, Azizan Paiman, Azam Aris, Azzad Diah, Faizal Suhif, Haris Abadi, Jalaini Abu Hassan, Liu Cheng Hua, Mad Anuar Ismail, Masnoor Ramli Mahmud, Mastura Abdul Rahman, Sabri Idrus, Samsudin Wahad, Shia Yih Yiing, Suddin Lappo, Tan Nan See, Tengku Sabri Ibrahim and Zabas.

According to a press release, it has often been said that art can be anything or that anything can be an artwork - and that art is a term relative to historical and socio-cultural context.

Focus on Patani

25 Mar 2018 to 15 Jul 2018

Patani Semasa is a group exhibition centred on the Patani region in Southern Thailand, held by Ilham Gallery in collaboration with MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai.

The exhibition features 28 artists - both local and those engaged with issues relevant to the area in question.

The exhibition is said to explore the complex history and current situation of Patani through artworks and cultural representation.

Splendours of Love

17 Mar 2018 to 08 Apr 2018

Malaysian figurative painter Syed Thajudeen’s latest solo exhibition is entitled, Splendours of Love.

The works are categorised under three main themes, Love for the Nation (Merdeka), Love for Culture & Heritage and Love for God (Spirituality).

Syed Thajudeen’s mural-sized paintings and miniature works will be shown in a single setting.

The works span in size from 15cm by 15cm to 183cm by 762cm. 

The opening reception is on March 17 at 3pm.

A bloody subject

14 Mar 2018 to 29 Apr 2018

Hymen is the title of Malaysian contemporary artist Ivan Lam’s latest solo exhibition.


The works centre around the topic of blood and the female, specifically, vaginal and uterine blood loss.


The gallery's press release states, “the way women and men perceive and judge female body processes today, stems from historical mechanisms constructed primarily by men.”


Oddly enough, Lam – a male artist – takes up this complex theme and turns it into art. 

Alex Leong in Singapore

19 Apr 2018 to 28 Apr 2018

Magic Moments is the title of Malaysian artist Alex Leong’s latest solo exhibition in Singapore.

The works are said to depict community activities around the island city-state.

The Botanical Gardens, Keong Siak Street and Everton Road are just some of the many picturesque local places, Leong has painted.

A total of 40 works will be shown at the gallery. They range in size from 40cm by 76cm to 110cm by 40cm and are priced from S$1,900 to S$6,000. ​

The opening reception will take place on April 19 at 6.30pm.

How Are You? I Am Well

08 Mar 2018 to 07 Apr 2018

How Are You? I Am Well is the title of Malaysian contemporary artist, Chang Yoong Chia’s latest solo exhibition which has just opened.


According to the gallery's press release, the works tell the story of how and why Chang decided to become an artist.


The exhibition comprises paintings, drawings, sketches and poems that centre on the motif of a well.


The works, seemingly, invite viewers to peer into its depths where strange and wonderful images take shape.

Nude Forms from Down Under

11 Mar 2018 to 04 Apr 2018

Form is the title of Australia-based Malaysian photographer Adrian Chong Yeak’s first exhibition in his home country. 
 

The exhibition comprises a collection of photographic prints of nudes. The subjects feature Australia’s crème de la crème in the performing arts scene and the entertainment industry.


According to the gallery’s press release, Chong's work relates to the human figure - a form that exists in its finest and purest.

Immaterial

10 Mar 2018 to 24 Mar 2018

Immaterial is a group exhibition featuring ten young artists; Agnes Lau, Anisa Abdullah, Azizi Latif, Bakir Baharom, Fazrin Abd Rahman, Jamil Zakaria, Nor Tijan Firdaus and Yim Yen Sum.

According to G13 Gallery’s press release, the works in the exhibition highlight the use of unconventional mediums in making art.

Approximately 20 works will be displayed in the gallery, varying from wall hung pieces to three-dimensional installations.

The works range in size from 41cm by 39cm to 122cm by 153cm and are priced from RM1,200 to RM16,000.

Sometimes When We Touch

09 Mar 2018 to 31 Mar 2018

Multidisciplinary artist, Chi Too’s latest solo exhibition entitled Sometimes When We Touch, comprises 12 paintings on canvas, which are said to be products of the artist’s continued foray into painting and playful interrogation of bitumen as a medium.

What It Takes To Be A Pop Artist

10 Mar 2018

Singaporean pop artist, Jahan Loh will hold a talk in conjunction with his current solo exhibition, Genesis: God’s Terrarium.

Loh will speak of the processes and inspirations behind his practice.

Joining Loh in the discussion will be The Culture Story founder and director, Ning Chong and The Culture Story Advisor, Chong Huai Seng.