Happenings

Emulsion paint & art

13 Apr 2018 to 05 May 2018

Light & Space | 得意忘形 is the title of Liew Kwai Fei’s latest solo exhibition named after Dulux’s Light & Space ready-made emulsion paint.

Light & Space is said to hint at the non-physical and the transcendental while the Chinese title, 得意忘形 complements the former by referring to the attainment of a higher state of mind when one "transcends" form.

Secret Garden in Temenggong

24 Mar 2018 to 01 Apr 2018

The Secret Garden is a post-residency exhibition by South Korean photographer Lee Jinyoung and Singaporean ceramist Delia Prvacki. This is Lee Jinyoung’s first exhibition in Southeast Asia.

Lee’s ambrotype photography technique is said to radiate subtlety; inviting viewers to enter the anatomy of plants, where one will find moments of perfect spontaneity and which are naturally framed. 

Known for her robust ceramics and art installation, Prvacki’s works reflect her cultural background, from her roots in Romania to her stint in Singapore where she now calls home.

UiTM alumni stalwarts

10 Mar 2018 to 28 Mar 2018

Bintang 5: Volume 3 refers to the third and final edition of a three-part series of exhibitions held by Segaris Art Centre to commemorate the gallery’s fifth anniversary.

The latest exhibition brings together a selection of 44 UiTM alumni. Among them are Datuk Sharifah Fatimah, Datuk Raja Zahabuddin, Fatimah Chik, Ham Rabeah, Datuk Tajuddin Ismail and Amron Omar.

The works range in size from 22cm by 29cm to 123cm by 247cm.

The opening reception is on March 20 at 8pm.

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.