A Hair Cut by Okui Lala (2015). Image courtesy of Person(a) Exhibition.
A Hair Cut by Okui Lala (2015). Image courtesy of Person(a) Exhibition.

Person (a): An Investigation Into Self

What defines you? How do people view you? These questions and more make up Person(a). Stripped apart by the 20 participating artists and put on display, these artworks invite the audience to reflect upon our own identities and those of others. Vignes Balasingam of OBSCURA Festival and Sharmin Parameswaran of Interpr8 Art Space jointly curated this exhibition. There will be a panel discussion, artist talk and film screening on 7 November.

Black Box, [email protected], Level G2-01, Block A5, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

31 October – 8 November. Opening hours are 11am – 6pm.


New Year's Day (2015) by Stewart MacFarlane. Image courtesy of Wei-Ling Gallery.
New Year’s Day (2015) by Stewart MacFarlane. Image courtesy of Wei-Ling Gallery.

Autograph

Stewart MacFarlane is a renowned Australian figurative painter. There will be a series of small to large scale paintings and a limited edition Glicee print on display, all characterised by his use of striking and sometimes vivid hues in bold, abrasive strokes. Stewart has had over 50 solo exhibitions and this will be his fourth solo show with Wei-Ling Gallery.

Wei-Ling Gallery, No. 8, Jalan Scott, Brickfields, 50470, Kuala Lumpur.

2 – 30 November. Opening hours are 11am – 7pm (Monday – Friday), 10am – 5pm (Saturday), Sundays by appointment.


Cosmic Playground (2015) by Haris Abadi. Image courtesy of Galeri Chandan.
Cosmic Playground – Single projection looped animation (2015) by Haris Abadi. Image courtesy of Galeri Chandan.

A Door Ajar

Seven artists (Awang Damit Ahmad, Chong Siew Ying, Kow Leong Kiang, Phuan Thai Meng, Haris Abadi, Umi Baizurah [email protected] and Zulkifli Yusof) attempt to transpose the idea of living life to the fullest and the changes we go through in this latest exhibition presented by Galeri Chandan and MATRADE. Their works comprise of paintings and mixed media collages to sculptures and video works. The exhibition will first show at White Box before moving on to Galeri Chandan.

White Box, [email protected], Level G2-01, Block A5, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

2 – 6 November. Opening hours are 11am – 7pm.

Galeri Chandan, Lot 24 & 25 (G4), Block C5, Publika Shopping Gallery, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

10 – 22 November. Opening hours are 10am – 7pm.


Antique Palestine Embroidered Robe, Palestine. Image courtesy of PETRONAS Gallery.
Antique Palestine Embroidered Robe, Palestine. Image courtesy of PETRONAS Gallery.

Pohon Budi

An exhibition that emphasizes sustainable art, Pohon Budi: Seeds of Energy from the Tree of Life, Where Creative Imaginings Abound is a major group show featuring over 100 pieces of art from the African continent, Asia, the Americas and Europe. The pieces on display showcase the interdisciplinary cross between traditional and contemporary art and ranges from textiles, bead works, ceramics and more. A bazaar selling artworks made from natural resources will be on until 8 November.

Galeri PETRONAS, Lot 341-343, Level 3, Suria KLCC, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

3 November – 15 November. Opening hours are 10am – 8pm, closed on Mondays.


Hello Angel (2015) by Luqman Hakim. Image courtesy of Tutti Art Club.
Hello Angel (2015) by Luqman Hakim. Image courtesy of Tutti Art Club.

Colour Play

Seeling Tan founded Tutti Art Club in 2010 with the intention to provide avenues for children and young adults with learning disabilities to engage in art therapy. With support from Tutti Art Club, some of the artists have even managed to bring international exposure towards their paintings. There are six participating artists in this year’s 5th annual show and they are Fitri Raslan, Maria Soo, Luqman Hakim, Nasreen, Suen Yi and Ryan.

Pentas 2 Foyer, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan (off Jalan Ipoh), 51100 Kuala Lumpur.

3 – 15 November. Opening hours are 10am – 10pm.


Archive
Archive Exhibition. Image courtesy of Lostgens’.

Archive Exhibition

Archive Exhibition is a part of the first Inter-Asia master class TransActions in the Field, a 12 day residential programme in Kuala Lumpur that invites participants from various Asian countries and Germany to explore and create dialogue regarding public art. On display are cultural maps, publications, short films and more from participants of the master class.

Lostgens’ Contemporary Art Space, 8C, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.

18 – 29 November. Opening hours are 12pm – 6pm daily.


Tales Of Lines - Shape Shifter (2015) by Zulkifli Lee. Image courtesy of Taksu KL.
Tales Of Lines – Shape Shifter (2015) by Zulkifli Lee. Image courtesy of TAKSU KL.

Attitude in Lines

Lines are central to the creation of any art. With that in mind, TAKSU KL turns their attention to the streaks and stripes within storytelling, social commentaries, pop culture and aesthetic pleasure and has gathered a range of artists. Featured artists include Fauzulyusri, Agnes Lau, Milx, Ajim Juxta and more.

TAKSU Kuala Lumpur, 17 Jalan Pawang, 54000 Kuala Lumpur.

19 November – 3 December. Opening hours are 10am – 7pm (Monday – Saturday), closed on Sundays or by appointment only.


Left: Kualiti Asli by Amir Muhammad & Liza Manshoor. Right: Flirting Point by Vertical Submarine. Image courtesy of Titian Budaya.
Left: Kualiti Asli by Amir Muhammad & Liza Manshoor. Right: Flirting Point by Vertical Submarine. Image courtesy of Titian Budaya.

Art Next Door

Part of the Next Door @ Publika series under Titian Budaya, Art Next Door is a cross border showcase of Malaysian and Singaporean contemporary artworks. It puts the spotlight on our collective shared history post-1965 and is an amalgamation of photography, video art, installations and drawings from artists including Amir Muhammad, Liza Manshoor, Ming Wong and more. The show is curated by Tang Fu Kuen.

Black Box, [email protected], Level G2-01, Block A5, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

21 November – 13 December. Opening hours are 11am – 7pm.


Tutie, Las, Jun by Hoessein Enas, 1971. Photo courtesy of Ilham Gallery.
Tutie, Las, Jun by Hoessein Enas, 1971. Photo courtesy of Ilham Gallery.

Picturing The Nation

This inaugural exhibition at Ilham reflects on how a nation looks itself. Level 5 features Dato’ Hoessein Enas, widely regarded as a pioneering portraiture artist during the birth of independent Malaya and its early defining years. Alongside this show, there are also works by four contemporary Malaysia artists on Level 3. They are Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Dain Iskandar Said, Vincent Leong and Yee I-Lann and similarly, their works attempt to enter into a contemplative dialogue of what a “nation” is. Read more here.

Ilham Gallery, Levels 3 & 5, Ilham Tower, No 8, Jalan Binjai, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

22 August – 31 December. Opening hours are 11am – 7pm (Tuesday – Saturday), 11am – 5pm (Sunday), closed on Mondays.


White Over White, Black Over Black-Map (2011) . Pic: Chong Kim Chiew/Wei-Ling Gallery.
White Over White, Black Over Black-Map (2011) . Pic: Chong Kim Chiew/Wei-Ling Gallery.

Be Careful or You May Become The Centre

Debuting Chong Kim Chiew’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, this show features mostly large scale paintings on tarpaulin and video work by the Malaysian artist. Chong delves into the concept and many definitions of “trace” for his paintings, from the meaning of copying to searching. Some of the pieces shown are ongoing projects that the artist has worked on since 2014.

Wei-Ling Contemporary, Lot No RT-1, 6th Floor, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200, Kuala Lumpur.

25 September – 30 November. Opening hours are 11am – 7pm, closed on Mondays.


19th century Ceremonial Egyptian Tent. Image courtesy of IAMM.
19th century Ceremonial Egyptian Tent. Image courtesy of IAMM.

Khayamiya: Khedival to Contemporary – The Tentmakers of Cairo Exhibition

Khayamiya refers to the skilled Egyptian art of tent making and the exhibition takes one through the transformative journey of this incredible textile practice from the Ottoman Empire up until the present day. The pièce de résistance is a complete 19th century Ceremonial Egyptian Tent in the possession of IAMM. Khayamiya is a collaborative effort between IIAM and guest curator, Dr. Sam Bowker from Charles Sturt University of Australia. There will be a Khayamiya Appliqué Masterclass with Hany Mahmoud, tentmaker of Cairo from 7 – 10 October.

Special Gallery 1, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Jalan Lembah Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

2 October 2015 – 31 January 2016. Opening hours are 10am – 6pm.


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