Gruesome portraits

06 Sep 2018 to 04 Nov 2018

Indonesian artist Dadang Christanto’s first solo exhibition in Kuala Lumpur is titled Missing.

Throughout his career, Dadang Christanto has produced a body of works that honours the countless victims of political violence and crimes against humanity.

The title possibly alludes to the lack of documentation on the Indonesian anti-communist purge between 1965-66.

The exhibition comprises 110 acrylic and charcoal imagined portraits of victims tied to the massacre.

The exhibition will also feature installations and sculptures.


08 Oct 2018 to 08 Nov 2018

Ambiguity is a solo exhibition by Malaysian artist Datuk Tajuddin Ismail.

Organised in collaboration with Segaris Art Center and TJ Fine Art, the exhibition will show 29 recent works from the senior artist.

The works are said to explore the concept of forms and contents through abstraction. Datuk Tajuddin Ismail is also said to have taken inspiration from nature, music, design and architecture.

Higher Order Love

12 Oct 2018 to 02 Nov 2018

Malaysian artist Hasanul Isyraf Idris’ latest solo exhibition is titled HOL (Higher Order Love) Chapter 3, Scab: Lucky Draw.

This exhibition is the third chapter of the artist’s Higher Order Love series which began in 2016. Chapter 3 will present large format mixed media drawings on paper, aluminium sculptures and video animations.

The series is said to “uncover a universe which renders memories and snippets of the artist’s life into visual interpretations through various elements in drawing.”

Art Expo Malaysia 2018

12 Oct 2018 to 14 Oct 2018

Art Expo Malaysia (AEM) returns for its 12th edition in 2018. Touted as the longest-running international art fair in Southeast Asia, this year's edition features 65 art galleries from 22 countries, exhibiting over 1,000 works.

AEM 2018 unveils two new special exhibition areas titled 1+9 Southeast Asia Special Exhibition Area and Japan Pavilion.

Think like an art collector

06 Oct 2018

Salon Saturday @ TCS is a four-part series of talks organised and hosted by The Culture Story.  

The speakers vary from art enthusiasts to experts. The aim of the talk is said to introduce the joys of collecting art, demystify the art world and share practical knowledge so that one is able to confidently carry out their pursuit in acquiring art.

Anything and everything in between

01 Oct 2018 to 18 Nov 2018

Di antara ITU & INI is a group exhibition organised by Fergana Art.

The selling exhibition features 15 artists. They are Amron Omar, Azam Aris, Che Ahmad Azhar, Faizal Suhif, Kamal Mustafa, Leon Leong Wai Pung, Lim Kok Teong, Mad Anuar Ismail, Mansoor Ramli Mahmud, Mastura Abdul Rahman, Sabri Idrus, Samsudin Wahab, Shamiza Abu Hassan, Tan Nan See and Tengku Sabri Ibrahim.

The works are said to have been created based on the ideals of freedom of thought, formation, choosing and thinking, on the way to and attaining true perfection.

Art Moments Jakarta

03 May 2019 to 05 May 2019

Art Moments Jakarta is an upcoming art fair foudned and directed by Leo Silitonga.

A press release by Silitonga states that, "Art Moments Jakarta strives to meet the discerning requirements of art collectors and afficionados. [The fair] will create additional events to become a destination for the international art fair circuit."

The fair is said to include artists such as Christine Ay Tjoe, Handiwirman Saputra, Robert Indiana, Fernando Botero, Ju Ming, Kaws, Marc Quinn and Jean Mitchel Othoniel among others.

Art Bali: Beyond the Myths

09 Oct 2018 to 09 Nov 2018

Art Bali is an upcoming art fair in the Indonesian city.

Curated by Rifky Effendy and Ignatia Nilu, with the theme ‘Beyond the Myths’, the fair is said to “provide an overview of the latest developments in contemporary art in Indonesia.”

The works are said to present how changes in the practice of art are related to socio-political and economic changes in society in Indonesia and globally.

Questioning humanity

29 Sep 2018 to 31 Oct 2018

The Black Side is a solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Christine Ay Tjoe.

According to the gallery’s press release, Ay Tjoe’s works “focus on the complexity of human relations and depicts the brutal sides of human emotions in society today.”

“Yet, Ay Tjoe does not ‘judge’ the world we live in today but instead, leaves it open to the interpretation of her viewers,” adds the press release.

The opening reception is on Sept 29 at 4pm.

Three by three

29 Sep 2018 to 13 Oct 2018

Transit 3x3 is an exhibition that aims to raise funds to cover operational costs of the Malaysian Art Archive & Research Support centre.

The exhibition features works by 28 established and emerging artists in a three by three feet size.

Among prominent artists in the exhibition are Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Prof. Ramlan Abdullah, Kow Leong Kiang and Chong Siew Ying.

The opening reception is on Sept 28 at 8pm.