So You Want To Be In An Art Group

07 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017

So You Want To Be In An Art Group, is the title of a programme initiated by HOM Art Trans.

It aims to gather young artists who would like to join an art group which will be managed by the gallery. 

This first edition involves three groups, namely, Noktah, Pancar and Pentagon, each consists of five members who are graduates of local art schools, including Universiti Teknologi Mara, Dasein Academy of Art and The One Academy.

KL Biennale's grand plan

01 Nov 2017 to 31 Mar 2018

The inaugural Kuala Lumpur Biennale features over 100 works by 120 artists from Southeast Asia, China, South Korea, Japan and India. According to the National Art Gallery's press release, the biennale's theme is BELAS or "Be Loved" that "recognizes, embraces and echoes societal values".

Central to the KL Biennale are stories related to the theme, presented via a curated exhibition of modern and contemporary works, which includes:

• love for Nature or Belas Alam 

• love for heritage or Belas Warisan 

• love for people or Belas Insan 

To You I Surrender My Vanity

28 Oct 2017 to 03 Dec 2017

The latest solo exhibition by mid-career artist Eng Hwee Chu, 50, entitled To You I Surrender My Vanity is aimed as "an archival exhibition" to celebrate Eng's unique artistic style.

Eng's style has been described as "feminist" while another scholar coined it as "magical realism" but her paintings portray emotions with subjective interpretations rather than actual physical reality.

It has been said that her style "reflects a co-relation with figurative expressionism praised from Germany in the early 1900s".

Chia Yu Chian Enlivened

02 Nov 2017 to 07 Nov 2017

50 paintings by Chia Yu Chian (d.1990) will be showcased in a posthumous retrospective exhibition entitled, Chia Yu Chian Enlivened.​

Chia was the first artist from the Straits Settlements to receive a scholarship from the French government to study at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts de Paris. 

He was accepted to exhibit 15 times in Paris, a few with honorary mentions (Salon des Independents and the Societe des Artistes Francaise). 

This is Where We Meet: New Works by Lee Mok Yee & Liew Kwai Fei

27 Oct 2017 to 11 Nov 2017

A joint exhibition by Lee Mok Yee and Liew Kwai Fei entitled This is Where We Meet showcases 19 three-dimensional sculpture and two-dimensional paintings that transform ideas on medium and material. When viewed together, their distinct approach to practice creates a unique sensory experience in the gallery. The exhibition aims to be a conversation in colour, shape and texture that also investigates ideas of space. 

Gerak Rupa Ubur Penyataan (GRUP) 1957–1973

28 Oct 2017

Ilham presents an exhibition entitled Gerak Rupa Ubur Penyataan (GRUP) 1957–1973 featuring artworks by Malaysian abstract artists namely Anthony Lau, Cheong Laitong, Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, Jolly Koh, Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal and Yeoh Jin Leng. The launch of the exhibition is on Oct 28 2017 at 6pm. Dress Code: Smart Casual. R.S.V.P. by Oct 20 2017 at [email protected] .

Bukan Makan Ditiup Angin

30 Oct 2017 to 05 Nov 2017

Hosted by Fergana Art, 30 works will be featured in the show, Bukan Makan Ditiup Angin.

The exhibition consists of mixed media works, photo collage, paintings and digital print.

Participating artists are Alex Lee, Mansoor Ibrahim, Masnoor Ramli Mahmud, Hawari Berahim and Tan Nan See.

Prices of the works range from RM1,500 to RM35,000 and sizes are from 30cm by 46cm to 52cm by 70cm.

The show opens on Nov 4 at 3pm, followed by a discussion.

The burqa ban & copying reality

11 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017

Kadang Kadang Dekat Dekat Akan Datang No.3, is the third showcase of works by collaborating artists at A+ art space. The title refers to a riddle in the 1959 Malay movie, Nujum Pa’ Blalang, by the late actor-singer-director P. Ramlee.

This exhibition features works by Thai artist Ampannee Satoh (b.1983, Pattani) and Japanese contemporary artist Kentaro Hiroki (b.1976, Osaka).

Burqa series (2010) by Satoh is a response to French politics that has an impact on religion, multiculturalism and lifestyle choice. 

Recent sculptures by Chin Wan Kee

07 Oct 2017 to 30 Oct 2017

Entitled, Sculpturing is Meditative, the latest solo show of veteran artist Chin Wan Kee features selected works from 1997 to 2017. 

The exhibition focuses on the human form and the works reflect the artist's thoughts on life and humanity and the direction it has evolved over the years.

According to Chin, sculpturing work is meditative as it puts him into a position to "experience the truth and freedom in life".

The process continues to inspire him to explore the roots of his own identity. 

In Between Leaves

14 Oct 2017 to 12 Nov 2017

In Between Leave is a joint-exhibition of recent works by Anahita Ghazanfari and Haris Rashid.

When contemplating the role of nature in art, Greek philosopher Aristotle's quote comes to mind. One that succinctly describes the relationship: art takes nature as its model.

Artists throughout history have been inspired by what they observe in nature, not least the richness of colors, hues and textures, and natural geometric patterns, all of which have become the basis for artistic creation.