Halal Haram is a group exhibition featuring 26 artists. They are Ahmad Shukri Mohamed, Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Amira Yasmine Aminanda, Anniketyni Madian, Arif Fauzan, Badruddin Wahab, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Chong Ai Lei, Chong Siew Ying, Datuk Sharifah Fatimah Zubir, Dinn Diran, Faizal Suhif, Fatah Taib, Hana Zamri, Ilse Noor, Izat Arif, Jalaini Abu Hassan, Kow Leong Kiang, Nia Khalisa, Ramlan Abdullah, Saiful Razman, Sophia Kamal, Umibaizurah Mahir Ismail, Yee I-Lann, Zariq Zin and Zulkifli Lee.
A total of 44 works will be on display. They range in size from 14.5cm by 9.5cm to 205cm by 76cm and are priced from RM1,200 to RM65,000.
The works are said to "explore the perceived ‘permissible,’ the perceived ‘not permissible’ or the “forbidden” and the vast realms in between."
In the press release, Sisters in Islam executive director Rozana Isa is quoted as saying, "While many people out there try to use Islam in order to justify the silencing of women, the crux of the work that we do at SIS is to prove that Islam actually liberates, breaks the chains of oppression and in fact frees women from injustices."
Commenting on the exhibition, Rozana adds, "It is exciting to see the grey areas of societal constructs expressed so thought-provokingly by such talented Malaysian artists.”
The sales of the exhibition are in support of the Sisters in Islam organisation.
The opening reception is on Nov 1 at 7pm.