Happenings

Sacred Altars

28 Jul 2017 to 14 Aug 2017

Sacred Altars is the latest solo show of Anurendra Jegadeva, better known as J. Anu. The exhibition documents his 30 years in the art scene.

The show will be launched on July 28 at 7pm by Malaysian lawyer and human rights advocate Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan. 

Prior to that at 6pm, the artist will hold a dialogue session with Eddin Khoo, writer and Pusaka director, to discuss his latest works and his journey so far. 

RSVP is required for the dialogue as seating is limited.

Configuration: Parallel Universe​

05 Aug 2017 to 19 Aug 2017

Configuration: Parallel Universe is the fifth edition to the ongoing Configuration exhibition series.

The latest show features 23 works by 11 artists from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The artists from Malaysia are Umibaizurah Mahir, Gan Chin Lee, Cheong Tuck Wai, Fadilah Karim, Hisyamuddin Abdullah, Gan Sze Hooi while from Thailand are Lampu Kansanoh, Palut Marod and Jamon Nimnark as well as Valerie Chua from the Philippines and Valdo Manullang from Indonesia. 

Getaran sculptures by Mad Anuar

03 Aug 2017 to 13 Aug 2017

Getaran is the title of veteran sculptor Mad Anuar Ismail's first solo exhibition. Despite having been a critically-acclaimed artist for the past 40 years, this show is touted as his first independent exhibition.

Organised by Fergana Art advisory, the show will feature his latest series produced over the last three years, comprising 13 wall sculptures and one freestanding sculpture. 

Platform III: Thrownness

25 Jul 2017

Platform III: Thrownness (Geworfenheit) showcases 28 works in various media by art & design graduates from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UniMAS), Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA), The One Academy, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Dasein Academy of Art.

An initiative of Chandan, this exhibition series continues from previous shows, Platform I (2013) and Platform II (2015).

 This show offers a stepping stone to artists who have not found the right platform to embark on their journey in the art world.

Thai Proverb Reinterpreted

22 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017

Thai artist Imhathai Suwatthanasilp's solo exhibition features a new series entitled, Ruan Sam Nam See (7 Elements) that follows after her 2014 exhibition, Rebirth

The latest exhibition is inspired by a Thai proverb, Ruan Sam Nam See, that advises young ladies who are about to get married to learn the duties of a wife. She redefines this proverb in her own way.

Imhathai's new series reinterpret the story by utilising and integrating motifs and symbolisms in her embroidery and installation techniques.

Thinking Chinese Ink

29 Jul 2017 to 20 Aug 2017

The exhibition, Thinking Ink: Improvisations on Cultural Criteria, features a collection of over 20 paintings by five artists from Singapore and China.

The works offer an overview of the respective methods and motives. The artists contextualise the distinct trajectories of their works within the larger narrative of the Chinese ink painting tradition. 

The featured artists from Singapore are Chua Ek Kay (1947-2008) and Hong Sek Chern (b. 1967) and from China, are Gu Gan (b. 1942), Gu Wenda (b. 1955) and Wei Ligang (b. 1964).

Kadang Kadang Dekat Dekat akan Datang

20 Jul 2017 to 29 Jul 2017

Kadang Kadang Dekat Dekat akan Datang features the works of Indonesian artist Agus Suwage (b. Yogyakarta, 1959) and Malaysian artist Tan Zi Hao (b. Kuala Lumpur, 1989) with a special performance by Fajar Abadi (b. Jakarta, 1985).

This show is part of an ongoing series of preview exhibitions by artists. The title of the series is a reference to a riddle in the late Malaysian filmmaker P. Ramlee's movie, Nujum Pa' Blalang. 

Suwage exhibits a set of 50 prints entitled, Pause/Replay, dated 2004-2009 and priced at RM120,000 (US$28,000). 

Talk on Hockney by Dr Barbara Bolt

15 Jul 2017

Join the talk by Dr Barbara Bolt as she references Hockney’s drawings of the 60s, his photomontages of the 70s,  photographic collages of the 80s and his recent photographic drawings to investigate how Hockney used the vexed relationship between painting and photography to enact his critique of one-point perspective.

Dr Bolt is a practising artist and art theorist as well as professor of Contemporary Arts and Culture at the Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne.

Beauty Behind The Madness

15 Jul 2017 to 28 Jul 2017

Johor-based artist Yuki Tham (b.1992) will showcase 12 oil paintings in her first solo exhibition after four years in the local art scene.

Entitled, Beauty Behind The Madness, the show aims to capture the various emotions of the artist. The figurative works represent the artist’s feelings that dwell on melancholy and longing.  For some people, the idea of unveiling one’s emotional state of mind can be surreal.

The works range in size from 60cm by 90cm to 160cm by 180cm and prices are from RM2,200 to RM10,000 each.

The exhibition opens on July 15 at 8pm.​

On the Way to The Airport – New Keepsakes

05 Jul 2017 to 14 Aug 2017

Entitled On the Way to The Airport – New Keepsakes, the latest solo exhibition by local contemporary artist, Anurendra Jegadeva, also known as Anu, showcases a series of 35 portraits. Painted on the actual pages taken from The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, a vintage London based publication from the 1880s. 

Taking into account the meanings of the words and the illustrations as well as charts that accompany them – the pages serve as the backdrop for the artist’s own painted diary of contemporary Australian life.