Happenings

Lopung is Dead!

04 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018

Lopung is Dead! is Pangrok Sulap’s first solo exhibition in Malaysia.

Pangrok Sulap is a collective originating from Sabah. The word Pangrok derives from a play on the words “punk” and “rock”, nodding to the rebellious nature of the collective. Whereas, Sulap is a Dusun word for “hut”, a tribute to the Kadazan-Dusun aboriginal tribe in Sabah.

Cerpan-Cerpen

11 Oct 2018 to 03 Nov 2018

Cerpan-Cerpen: New Works by Jalaini Abu Hassan is the latest solo exhibition by the contemporary artist.

The exhibition comprises drawings and paintings with bitumen and fabric dye wash.

Featuring scenes of life in Kuala Lumpur and Jailani’s hometown Taiping; the works are said to suggest personal documentation, history and memory.

The works are said to intentionally avoid recent political issues in Malaysia as Jailani “seeks a more intimate examination of personal history over a longer time frame.”

The opening reception is on Oct 12 at 7pm.

Dealing with socio-political changes

06 Sep 2018 to 27 Sep 2018

Harapan is a group exhibition featuring 14 Malaysian contemporary artists who dwell on issues that reflect current changes in Malaysia’s political, social, economic and cultural realities.They attempt to redefine traditional identities, raising questions about the relationships between history and the present situation.

The participating artists are Afiq Faris, Agnes Lau, Alicia Lau, Amsyar Ramly, Andrew Pok, Azizi Latif, Fauzulyusri , Fazrin Abd Rahman, Fendy Zakri, Keith Teo, Mei Kei Ho, Myra Myn, Nicholas Ong and Isa Ishak.

Liku-Liku

03 Sep 2018 to 23 Sep 2018

Liku-Liku is a two-man exhibition hosted by Pelita Hati gallery at the National Art Gallery. It features Malaysian artists Muhammad Hafiz Azizi and Nicholas Choong.


According to a representative from the gallery, Liku-Liku has several meanings such as doubt, difficulties, journey or experience.


In this show, the context relates to a visual journey of life’s experiences.

Water Ballads

30 Aug 2018 to 30 Sep 2018

The Water Ballads exhibition is a solo show by Singapore-based artist Sharon Tang.


Hosted by art advisory firm Art Agenda S.E.A., the exhibition comprises 10 paintings that range in size from 60cm by 45cm to 100cm by 100cm and are priced from SGD 3,200 to SGD 9,500.


The theme of the works is said to be based on the element of water, spirituality and teachings of Chinese classical texts.


The exhibition is accompanied by another showcase of modern Singaporean ink paintings and prints.

Landscaping my Brain

04 Aug 2018 to 30 Aug 2018

Landscaping my Brain is a solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso.


The exhibition focuses on Wiharso’s exploration of his own psyche, place as well as belonging and how people adapt to change.


The exhibition comprises a selection of works from various points in Wiharso’s career. Periods of upheaval in Indonesia, his arrival in the United States and his experiences as a foreigner, to events shaped by his marriage and children, and his efforts to create an identity that reflects his sense of belonging and alienation. 

Malaysian Citizenship

06 Sep 2018 to 29 Sep 2018

Malaysian Citizenship is a solo exhibition by Japanese artist Kentaro Hiroki.


Having lived and worked in Thailand for over a decade, Hiroki’s works often centre on exploring Southeast Asian culture and identities.

After Hem Vejakorn

25 Aug 2018 to 22 Sep 2018

After Hem Vejakorn is a solo exhibition by Thai photographer Pattana Chuenmana.


The exhibition comprises seven large format photographs said to be based on the drawings of renowned Thai illustrator, Hem Vejakorn.


According to the gallery’s press release, Vejakorn had lived in a period when electricity was not widely available, nights were mostly lit by torches and lamps. And superstitions and urban legends were common.

Flowery language

19 Aug 2018 to 30 Aug 2018

Mud & Mashed Hydrangea Leaves And Salad Of Dandelion Greens, is a solo exhibition by Malaysian photographer Eiffel Chong.

The exhibition presents a series of photographic prints of still life compositions that were executed during a teaching stint in Thailand last year. 

The photographs of mainly flowers are said to convey Chong’s preoccupation with individuality, daily happenings and mortality.

Do not go...

08 Aug 2018 to 01 Sep 2018

Do Not Go Into The Mist Do Not Go Back To The Dark Do Not Stand Still is a solo exhibition by Malaysian artist Chong Kim Chiew.