Happenings

View from the Tower

30 Jun 2018 to 30 Jul 2018

Kuala Lumpur-based Richard Koh Fine Art gallery, opens a new art space in Bangkok called, Richard Koh Projects, with a solo exhibition by Thai artist Natee Utarit entitled, View from the tower. 


The exhibition is said to be Natee’s first solo exhibition in Bangkok after 11 years. 
 

The paintings depict scenes from outside the artist's studio window and the works are said to reflect the basics of painting.


The painting and the frame are said to function as metaphors for the act of looking out the window and onto the world outside.

Masks and Stories

30 Jun 2018 to 29 Jul 2018

Masks and Stories is a group exhibition featuring four Malaysian and Indonesian artists. They are Caryn Koh, Dedy Sufriadi, Indra Dodi and Syahbandi Samat.

The works are said to revolve around the idea of a mask that allows one's true self to "navigate" society. They are also said to question how the mask becomes an important element in storytelling within visual art.

The gallery’s press release states, “[According to Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung], each of us wears a mask, and depending on the social situation we may be in, that mask may change.”

The Way of The Flesh

07 Jul 2018 to 21 Jul 2018

The Way of The Flesh is a group exhibition featuring eight emerging artists from The Philippines. They are Ana Verayo, Art Sanchez, Ernest Concepcion, Dexter Sy, Jason Montinola, Kaloy Sanchez, Lec Cruz and Valerie Chua.


The show also features two guest artists,  Kow Leong Kiang (Malaysia) and Ong-Arj Loeamornpagsin (Thailand).


The works are said to showcase the mastery of figurative art. They range in size from 30cm by 30cm to 100cm by 150cm and are priced from RM600 to RM28,000.

 

The show opens on July 7 at 8pm.

Creating new art to recall the past

07 Jul 2018 to 31 Jul 2018

Seven Decades is a group exhibition in Myanmar featuring 19 artists. They are Htein Lin, San Minn, Dr. Sun Myint, Win Pe, Chaw Ei Thein, Sonny Nyein, Maung Di, Phyu Mon, San Oo, Chan Aye, Wah Nu, Pe Maung Same, Soe Naing, Aung Myint, Sandar Khine, MPP Ye Myint - Ma Thanegi, Aye Ko and Ngu Eain Htet Myet.

Smart Shows

17 Jun 2018 to 17 Jul 2018

Australian artist Sally Smart’s latest exhibitions in Indonesia are entitled, The Choreography of Cutting and P.A.R.A.D.E. 

The exhibitions are organised by Honold Fine Art and will be shown at two separate venues.


The Choreography of Cutting comprises a large collage work that resemble a curtain and an installation of suspended puppets.


The works are said to be a continuation of Smart's previous series which began in 2015.

Unrestrained and raw talent

07 Jul 2018

In Defence of Poetry is the debut exhibition of a new collective known as Kill The Radio.

The collective aims to promote local artists and their art which deserve greater exposure and recognition.

"They will be given free rein to showcase their works unrestrained and raw," states the collective's press release.

The exhibition features 10 Malaysian artists. They are Ajim Juxta, Andy Wauman, Blank Malaysia, James Ly, Kara Inez, Sofia Haron, Sophia Kamal, Sliz, Tomi Heri and Yee Leng.

The works will be displayed in a warehouse that will soon be demolished. 

Questioning the idea of homeland

29 Jun 2018 to 21 Jul 2018

Imagined HOME(LAND) is Malaysian artist Phuan Thai Meng’s latest exhibition.


The works comprise paintings, photography, and drawings that resemble maps.. 


They are said to explore new possibilities to rethink ideas about nationality, ethnicity, and social structures beyond the boundaries that we take for granted.


The gallery’s press release says that, “Boundaries exist everywhere in our daily life, demarcating our understanding of nationality, ethnicity, and ways of life.” 

Polluted earth

26 Jun 2018 to 14 Jul 2018

Malaysian artist Faizal Yunus’ latest exhibition is entitled, Vortex. 

The exhibition features 19 floor and wall-mounted canvas works. 

They are said to be a visual documentation of the artist’s response to pollution and global warming that result in "shifting landscapes".

The use of polyurethane and construction material such as nets, is said to symbolise the main pollutant.

Dancing with Shadows

09 Aug 2018 to 02 Sep 2018

Malaysian artist Chin Kong Yee’s latest exhibition is entitled, Dancing with Shadows.


On his first visit to Venice, Chin felt lost and lonely in the foreign land especially at night.  Upon his third visit, he found himself sitting in Piazza San Marco, and it brought back memories of 12 years ago. It appeared that the city seemed to have been frozen in time with the music, the moon above and the familiar scene all remained unchanged from a decade earlier. 

Lean triptychs

11 Jul 2018 to 05 Aug 2018

Malaysian artist Sean Lean’s latest exhibition is entitled, 3.


The exhibition features a series of triptychs. Each series of panels is said to be a commentary on issues ranging from the political, social, and religious to the personal and intimate.


In his new works, Lean differs from the standard composition of triptychs by varying the size, style and treatment of the individual panels.