Art & The City: 3 exhibitions to check out in Kuala Lumpur this week

Updated on May 12 2015

Mark your calendars and get ready for an exciting week in the local art scene. With various exhibition openings happening around town, we’ve picked three events to look out for including film photography, interior design and unconventional portraitures.

The Print Room: “Village” film photography exhibition

Photo: Susan Haveman

Featuring works by several emerging photographers, “Village” will be showcasing the daily rhythm of community life in Kampung Segambut Dalam, a neighbourhood that continues to shrink in a high-rise enclave in Kuala Lumpur.  The exhibition opens 11 April 2015 at 7pm (public welcomed), and will run from 12 April – 17 May 2015 at The Print Room.

The Print Room KL, 49 Lorong 16/9E, Seksyen 16, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 46350, +60 3 7931 2227,

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Galeri Chandan: “Extreme Portrait Part II: Beyond Face Value”

Photo, L – R: Gan Tee Sheng, “Old Man 7”, 2015; Haafiz Shahimi, “Di Penghujung Masa dan Ruang”, 2015; Jamil Zakaria,”Berusia”, 2015

Set to go against traditional portraiture, “Extreme Portrait Part II: Beyond Face Value” aims to put forward some of the more creative portraiture styles of the 21st century. Featured artists include Al-Khuzairie Ali, Cheong Tuck Wai, Haafiz Shahimi, Louise Low and Sun Kang Jye. The exhibition will be on from 10 April – 1 May 2015 at Galeri Chandan.

Galeri Chandan, Lot 24 & 25 (G4), Block C5, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, +60 3 6201 5360,

DESIGNation x LivinMaster: “Malaysia’s Emerging Designers”

Photo: LEOX by Addy Putra

With a strong belief in the strength of young local talents, DESIGNation will be exhibiting locally designed and constructed furniture at the Perfect Livin’ 2015 Home & Lifestyle Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with LivinMaster. Among the 14 designers that will be showcased at the event are Shahril Faisal, Wood & Steel, Kedai Bikin and Verticle Sphere. The exhibition will be on from 9 – 12 April 2015 at the Perfect Livin’ Design Hub at the Tun Razak Hall, Putra World Trade Centre.

Putra World Trade Centre, 41, Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, +60 3 4043 3999,

Dee May is a digital content curator. Blunt and adventurous, she tells stories as they are and travels through underground bars in search of craft beers and local secrets. Follow her @dmaytan on Instagram and Twitter.