Happenings

To You I Surrender My Vanity

28 Oct 2017 to 03 Dec 2017

The latest solo exhibition by mid-career artist Eng Hwee Chu, 50, entitled To You I Surrender My Vanity is aimed as "an archival exhibition" to celebrate Eng's unique artistic style.

Eng's style has been described as "feminist" while another scholar coined it as "magical realism" but her paintings portray emotions with subjective interpretations rather than actual physical reality.

It has been said that her style "reflects a co-relation with figurative expressionism praised from Germany in the early 1900s".

Chia Yu Chian Enlivened

02 Nov 2017 to 07 Nov 2017

50 paintings by Chia Yu Chian (d.1990) will be showcased in a posthumous retrospective exhibition entitled, Chia Yu Chian Enlivened.​

Chia was the first artist from the Straits Settlements to receive a scholarship from the French government to study at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts de Paris. 

He was accepted to exhibit 15 times in Paris, a few with honorary mentions (Salon des Independents and the Societe des Artistes Francaise). 

This is Where We Meet: New Works by Lee Mok Yee & Liew Kwai Fei

27 Oct 2017 to 11 Nov 2017

A joint exhibition by Lee Mok Yee and Liew Kwai Fei entitled This is Where We Meet showcases 19 three-dimensional sculpture and two-dimensional paintings that transform ideas on medium and material. When viewed together, their distinct approach to practice creates a unique sensory experience in the gallery. The exhibition aims to be a conversation in colour, shape and texture that also investigates ideas of space. 

Gerak Rupa Ubur Penyataan (GRUP) 1957–1973

28 Oct 2017

Ilham presents an exhibition entitled Gerak Rupa Ubur Penyataan (GRUP) 1957–1973 featuring artworks by Malaysian abstract artists namely Anthony Lau, Cheong Laitong, Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, Jolly Koh, Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal and Yeoh Jin Leng. The launch of the exhibition is on Oct 28 2017 at 6pm. Dress Code: Smart Casual. R.S.V.P. by Oct 20 2017 at info@ilhamgallery.com .

Bukan Makan Ditiup Angin

30 Oct 2017 to 05 Nov 2017

Hosted by Fergana Art, 30 works will be featured in the show, Bukan Makan Ditiup Angin.

The exhibition consists of mixed media works, photo collage, paintings and digital print.

Participating artists are Alex Lee, Mansoor Ibrahim, Masnoor Ramli Mahmud, Hawari Berahim and Tan Nan See.

Prices of the works range from RM1,500 to RM35,000 and sizes are from 30cm by 46cm to 52cm by 70cm.

The show opens on Nov 4 at 3pm, followed by a discussion.

The burqa ban & copying reality

11 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017

Kadang Kadang Dekat Dekat Akan Datang No.3, is the third showcase of works by collaborating artists at A+ art space. The title refers to a riddle in the 1959 Malay movie, Nujum Pa’ Blalang, by the late actor-singer-director P. Ramlee.

This exhibition features works by Thai artist Ampannee Satoh (b.1983, Pattani) and Japanese contemporary artist Kentaro Hiroki (b.1976, Osaka).

Burqa series (2010) by Satoh is a response to French politics that has an impact on religion, multiculturalism and lifestyle choice. 

Recent sculptures by Chin Wan Kee

07 Oct 2017 to 30 Oct 2017

Entitled, Sculpturing is Meditative, the latest solo show of veteran artist Chin Wan Kee features selected works from 1997 to 2017. 

The exhibition focuses on the human form and the works reflect the artist's thoughts on life and humanity and the direction it has evolved over the years.

According to Chin, sculpturing work is meditative as it puts him into a position to "experience the truth and freedom in life".

The process continues to inspire him to explore the roots of his own identity. 

In Between Leaves

14 Oct 2017 to 12 Nov 2017

In Between Leave is a joint-exhibition of recent works by Anahita Ghazanfari and Haris Rashid.

When contemplating the role of nature in art, Greek philosopher Aristotle's quote comes to mind. One that succinctly describes the relationship: art takes nature as its model.

Artists throughout history have been inspired by what they observe in nature, not least the richness of colors, hues and textures, and natural geometric patterns, all of which have become the basis for artistic creation.

Cages of rage

07 Oct 2017 to 18 Nov 2017

Entitled, When Time Always Carries Its Duty Faithfully, this solo exhibition by Thai artist Jiratchaya Pripwai feature works with bold black lines and weights that seemingly and metaphorically cut through white space.

According to the gallery's press release, the works are said to allow  viewers "unfurl their imagination alongside the artist" and offer "liberation" that result in an "emancipated mind".

The Altarpieces in Jakarta

03 Oct 2017 to 17 Oct 2017

Thai contemporary artist Natee Utarit is exhibiting seven of his paintings from his Optimism is Ridiculous series. The series began in 2012 and such works have been shown in various galleries in Asia.

Co-presented by Richard Koh Fine Art, the latest showing in Jakarta is entitled, Optimism Is Ridiculous: The Altarpieces, and the works are meant to question Western modernism.

"It is said to be a satire of modernism and capitalism, and tells of its seduction of local customs and traditions," according to the KL-based gallery's press release.