Happenings

Flesh matters

14 Jul 2018 to 22 Jul 2018

Flesh Matters is the title of the latest solo exhibition by Wong Keen, touted as one of Singapore’s leading second-generation artists.

 
Organised by The Culture Story art salon and Artcommune Gallery, the exhibition comprises over 40 new works from Wong’s Flesh series.


According to a press release, Flesh is considered “one of the most accomplished series in Wong’s painted oeuvre over 50 years.”


The works range in medium from acrylic on canvas or paper to mixed media collage.

Buddhist art for charity

26 May 2018 to 29 May 2018

The Buddhist Art Exhibition features works by Nepali monk and artist, Bhikkhu Uttamo, 32.


The sale of his art pieces is to raise funds to restore the stupas that were damaged during the Kathmandu Earthquake.


The oil canvas works range in size from 21cm by 30cm to 122cm by 107cm.


The show opens on May 26 at 9am.


Prices will be revealed at the launch.

Keeping an eye on you

03 May 2018 to 01 Jul 2018

Seen is an exhibition featuring a group of foreign and local artists, namely; Ahmet Öğüt (Turkey), Roger Ballen (US), Heather Dewey-Hagborg (US), James Bridle (UK), Paolo Cirio (Italy) and Viktoria Binschtok (Russia), and from Malaysia, H.H Lim, Anurendra Jegadeva and Ivan Lam.


The works range in medium from documentary and photography to conceptual practice, appropriation of censored imagery to re-contextualization of leaked footage.

Latiff Mohidin's Langkawi series resurfaces

23 Jun 2018 to 22 Jul 2018

In a departure from norm, Malaysia's top modernist artist Latiff Mohidin has tapped on the resources of Chan + Hori Contemporary gallery in Singapore to re-interpret his old series of Langkawi works that date from 1976-80.

The veteran artist, 76, has basically called upon Khairuddin "Khai" Hori, credited as "curatorial director and partner" of the gallery to revisit the works. Interestingly, the gallery has hitherto focused on contemporary art. 

Back to where we've never been

24 May 2018 to 14 Jun 2018

Back to where we’ve never been is Singaporean artist Melissa Tan’s first exhibition in Malaysia.


The exhibition comprises 16 mixed-media sculptures that document various construction sites across the Malaysian causeway; taking form within Singapore.


Influenced by the constant "reparation works" in her home country, the artworks are said to reflect Tan’s sentiment of treading on foreign ground in familiar territory.

Market Talk: Trends in the Global Private Art Museum Landscape ​

27 May 2018

Market Talk: Trends in the Global Private Art Museum Landscape is a chat session conducted by The Culture Story director Ning Chong with art industry expert Christoph Noe.

Noe will provide insights on successful structures and trends of private museums both in Asia and China, and the winning formula for successful ART x Lifestyle Brand collaborations. 

Cheap Spirits

19 May 2018 to 08 Jun 2018

Entitled Cheap Spirits, this exhibition by Singapore-based photographer George Wong and Singaporean painter Yeo Tze Yang comprises nine black-and-white photographs and seven oil paintings.

The works are said to celebrate the mundane by revealing the crude and sublime moments of everyday existence. The pairing of Wong’s photographs and Yeo’s paintings is touted to encourage a dialogue between the two visual art practitioners who differ in their media, generation and socio-economic background.

Stories of 11 Artworks

15 May 2018 to 29 May 2018

Entitled, Stories of 11 Artworks, this group show comprises the works of 11 emerging artists.

The participating artists are Al-Khuzairie Ali, Anniketyni Madian, Azam Aris, Cheong Tuck Wai, Chong Kim Chiew, Fazrin Abd Rahmad, Hafiz Shahimi, Meor Saifullah Lullaed, Mohd Akhir Ahmad, Ronnie Mohamad and Sabihis Md Pandi. 

The works highlight their stories, thoughts and processes. Each work is accompanied by the artist's individual statement.

Kuda-Kuda Merdeka

13 May 2018 to 31 May 2018

Entitled Kuda-Kuda Merdeka, the exhibition by local artist Mat Ali Mat Som, showcases 13 acrylic paintings.

Prices range from RM2,000 to RM20,000 and sizes between 28cm by 48cm and 150cm by 180cm. 

The show opens on May 19 at 4pm.

Face Fiction

12 May 2018 to 26 May 2018

Latest solo exhibition by local emerging artist Nik Mohd Shazmie, entitled Face Fiction, showcases 13 paintings and a sculpture.

This exhibition highlights both local and international phenomena which sparked the artist’s interest in examining them. 

It is a retelling of the story, according to the artist's interpretation. The artist uses characters in his paintings to portray his ideas.

He won the grand prize of Nando’s Art Initiative back in 2014. Since then, he has been participating in exhibitions in Malaysia and abroad.