Happenings

Fractured

05 Aug 2017 to 03 Sep 2017

In conjunction with Georgetown Festival 2017, base2 - a private gallery established by the founder of Witness Collection, Adrian Jones - presents a selection of works from Witness Collection, which showcases works by Vietnamese artists who documented the war in Vietnam including daily life during the wartime. These so-called front line artists’ work leads into those artists who found the subject of war a source of inspiration for new forms of expression.

Knowing Incompleteness

05 Aug 2017 to 20 Aug 2017

Gajah Gallery Yogyakarta presents an exhibition to celebrate the talents of a group of young Indonesian artists namely Agung Santosa, Fika Riasantika, Gusmen Heriadi, Iabadiou Piko, Nofria Doni Fitri and Ridho Rizki. Entitled Knowing Incompleteness, the exhibition aims to explore the "incompleteness" in an artwork.

From a philosophical perspective, the theme represents the ever-present yet enigmatic ‘gap’ which exists between the works and their reality – this enigma in itself is interesting enough to explore, observe and experience. 

Sultanate in the Eye, Monarchy at Heart

09 Aug 2017 to 23 Aug 2017

Anne Samat's first solo exhibition entitled Sultanate in the Eye, Monarchy at Heart will feature eight works from her Freedom series, which comprise wall-mounted mixed media sculptures as well as installation works with free-standing sculptures.

In search of new textures, Anne substitutes the traditional with the contemporary – she employs yarn, polyester and rattan sticks instead of the conventional silk and cotton, injecting a new identity to an art form often mistaken as craft. 

The exhibition opens on Aug 9 at 5pm.

Daido Moriyama: Mapping City

09 Aug 2017 to 09 Sep 2017

A photography exhibition by Japanese artist Daido Moriyama, 79, will be showcased at A+ Works of Art, the latest addition to Kuala Lumpur's contemporary art gallery, founded by Joshua Lim.

Entitled Mapping City, the exhibition is curated by Gwen Lee, director of DECK, an independent art space in Singapore. The show traces the artist’s fascination and interest in the “city”, particularly Tokyo, which dominated most of his creations since the Sixties.  

Sacred Altars

28 Jul 2017 to 14 Aug 2017

Sacred Altars is the latest solo show of Anurendra Jegadeva, better known as J. Anu. The exhibition documents his 30 years in the art scene.

The show will be launched on July 28 at 7pm by Malaysian lawyer and human rights advocate Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan. 

Prior to that at 6pm, the artist will hold a dialogue session with Eddin Khoo, writer and Pusaka director, to discuss his latest works and his journey so far. 

RSVP is required for the dialogue as seating is limited.

Configuration: Parallel Universe​

05 Aug 2017 to 19 Aug 2017

Configuration: Parallel Universe is the fifth edition to the ongoing Configuration exhibition series.

The latest show features 23 works by 11 artists from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The artists from Malaysia are Umibaizurah Mahir, Gan Chin Lee, Cheong Tuck Wai, Fadilah Karim, Hisyamuddin Abdullah, Gan Sze Hooi while from Thailand are Lampu Kansanoh, Palut Marod and Jamon Nimnark as well as Valerie Chua from the Philippines and Valdo Manullang from Indonesia. 

Getaran sculptures by Mad Anuar

03 Aug 2017 to 13 Aug 2017

Getaran is the title of veteran sculptor Mad Anuar Ismail's first solo exhibition. Despite having been a critically-acclaimed artist for the past 40 years, this show is touted as his first independent exhibition.

Organised by Fergana Art advisory, the show will feature his latest series produced over the last three years, comprising 13 wall sculptures and one freestanding sculpture. 

Platform III: Thrownness

25 Jul 2017

Platform III: Thrownness (Geworfenheit) showcases 28 works in various media by art & design graduates from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UniMAS), Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA), The One Academy, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Dasein Academy of Art.

An initiative of Chandan, this exhibition series continues from previous shows, Platform I (2013) and Platform II (2015).

 This show offers a stepping stone to artists who have not found the right platform to embark on their journey in the art world.

Thai Proverb Reinterpreted

22 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017

Thai artist Imhathai Suwatthanasilp's solo exhibition features a new series entitled, Ruan Sam Nam See (7 Elements) that follows after her 2014 exhibition, Rebirth

The latest exhibition is inspired by a Thai proverb, Ruan Sam Nam See, that advises young ladies who are about to get married to learn the duties of a wife. She redefines this proverb in her own way.

Imhathai's new series reinterpret the story by utilising and integrating motifs and symbolisms in her embroidery and installation techniques.

Thinking Chinese Ink

29 Jul 2017 to 20 Aug 2017

The exhibition, Thinking Ink: Improvisations on Cultural Criteria, features a collection of over 20 paintings by five artists from Singapore and China.

The works offer an overview of the respective methods and motives. The artists contextualise the distinct trajectories of their works within the larger narrative of the Chinese ink painting tradition. 

The featured artists from Singapore are Chua Ek Kay (1947-2008) and Hong Sek Chern (b. 1967) and from China, are Gu Gan (b. 1942), Gu Wenda (b. 1955) and Wei Ligang (b. 1964).