Happenings

Liku-Liku

03 Sep 2018 to 23 Sep 2018

Liku-Liku is a two-man exhibition hosted by Pelita Hati gallery at the National Art Gallery. It features Malaysian artists Muhammad Hafiz Azizi and Nicholas Choong.


According to a representative from the gallery, Liku-Liku has several meanings such as doubt, difficulties, journey or experience.


In this show, the context relates to a visual journey of life’s experiences.

Water Ballads

30 Aug 2018 to 30 Sep 2018

The Water Ballads exhibition is a solo show by Singapore-based artist Sharon Tang.


Hosted by art advisory firm Art Agenda S.E.A., the exhibition comprises 10 paintings that range in size from 60cm by 45cm to 100cm by 100cm and are priced from SGD 3,200 to SGD 9,500.


The theme of the works is said to be based on the element of water, spirituality and teachings of Chinese classical texts.


The exhibition is accompanied by another showcase of modern Singaporean ink paintings and prints.

Landscaping my Brain

04 Aug 2018 to 30 Aug 2018

Landscaping my Brain is a solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso.


The exhibition focuses on Wiharso’s exploration of his own psyche, place as well as belonging and how people adapt to change.


The exhibition comprises a selection of works from various points in Wiharso’s career. Periods of upheaval in Indonesia, his arrival in the United States and his experiences as a foreigner, to events shaped by his marriage and children, and his efforts to create an identity that reflects his sense of belonging and alienation. 

Malaysian Citizenship

06 Sep 2018 to 29 Sep 2018

Malaysian Citizenship is a solo exhibition by Japanese artist Kentaro Hiroki.


Having lived and worked in Thailand for over a decade, Hiroki’s works often centre on exploring Southeast Asian culture and identities.

After Hem Vejakorn

25 Aug 2018 to 22 Sep 2018

After Hem Vejakorn is a solo exhibition by Thai photographer Pattana Chuenmana.


The exhibition comprises seven large format photographs said to be based on the drawings of renowned Thai illustrator, Hem Vejakorn.


According to the gallery’s press release, Vejakorn had lived in a period when electricity was not widely available, nights were mostly lit by torches and lamps. And superstitions and urban legends were common.

Flowery language

19 Aug 2018 to 30 Aug 2018

Mud & Mashed Hydrangea Leaves And Salad Of Dandelion Greens, is a solo exhibition by Malaysian photographer Eiffel Chong.

The exhibition presents a series of photographic prints of still life compositions that were executed during a teaching stint in Thailand last year. 

The photographs of mainly flowers are said to convey Chong’s preoccupation with individuality, daily happenings and mortality.

Do not go...

08 Aug 2018 to 01 Sep 2018

Do Not Go Into The Mist Do Not Go Back To The Dark Do Not Stand Still is a solo exhibition by Malaysian artist Chong Kim Chiew.

Parisian prints by Zakii and Jai

28 Jul 2018

Stoned in Paris is a joint-exhibition featuring the works of Malaysian contemporary artists, Ahmad Zakii Anwar and Jalaini Abu Hassan.


The exhibition comprises prints that were made at the historic Idem workshop in Paris.


The exhibition catalogue explains that, “In February 2018, [Ahmad Zakii and Jailani] were invited by Antoine Fremon, manager of Hylergon Collection/Fumanart to work at [the] Idem lithography workshop in Paris.”
 

Kopi Susu, A Journey Through 80 Photographs

04 Aug 2018 to 09 Aug 2018

Kopi Susu, A Journey Through 80 Photographs is a solo exhibition by Soraya Yusof Talismail.


Supported by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the exhibition comprises a total of 80 silver gelatin prints. The sizes are 41cm by 31cm and they are priced at RM5,000 each.


Alongside the prints - which are from Khazanah’s collection - large wall prints as well as free-hanging images on acrylic panels will be exhibited.

Four decades of Lee Long Looi

10 Aug 2018 to 31 Aug 2018

The exhibition, 4 Decades: Masterworks by Lee Long Looi, will feature 19 works dating from 1975 to 2018.


In the catalogue, Lee is credited as having taught New York-based Malaysian printmaker and painter, Eng Tay, in secondary school.


It adds that Lee’s works are a response to his environment.


The works range in medium from batik effects on rice paper or cloth to acrylic and watercolour paintings.


They range in size from 14cm by 16cm to 130cm by 68cm and are priced from RM3,000 to RM28,000.