Happenings

BMS '16

06 Feb 2017 to 20 Apr 2017

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: TK Sabapathy

18 Mar 2017

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.

School of Thought

07 Mar 2017 to 19 Mar 2017

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. 

 

BOUNDARIES of [ dis ] BELIEFS.

25 Mar 2017 to 16 Apr 2017

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".

Khazanah by Idris Ali

18 Mar 2017

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. 

Examining Wong Hoy Cheong's work

11 Mar 2017

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. 

Artist Talk: Taring Padi at Ilham Gallery

04 Mar 2017

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.

Escape from the Sea

24 Feb 2017 to 23 Apr 2017

This group exhibition entitled, ESCAPE from the SEA, is an extension of a curatorial development programme called the Condition Report, initiated by the Japan Foundation Asia Centre.

Presented by The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with the National Art Gallery and Art Printing Works Sdn Bhd,  the multi-part exhibition highlights issues of emigration related to identity, belonging and history through the politics of borders in this region and beyond.

Kamin Lertchaiprasert's Moment

04 Mar 2017 to 05 May 2017

If there is no "present moment", "the past and future" will not be clarified, states leading Thai artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert in his exhibition, The Timeless Present Moment (Selected Works).

In order to understand “what the state of before birth and after death is like?” or “what is past and future?”, Kamin has considered the concept of the “present moment” as the truth connecting the state of "before" and "after" together.