State of Art: 5 art exhibitions to see this December 2017

Alegori: Contemporary Art Expressions from Malay Manuscripts

14 November 2017 to 4 February 2018

Alegori: Contemporary Art Expressions from Malay Manuscripts - Lifestyle Asia

Gallery Petronas’ last exhibit for 2017 lets you uncover a deeper understanding of Malay identity by showcasing 20 rare Malay artefacts. These culturally-rich relics reflect various disciplines of knowledge that influenced our ancestors' holistic view of the world that may have weaved the very fabric of our Malaysian identity.

Home-grown artists as well as others from Southeast Asian region will display 10 artwork installations that were based from 19 written legends like Sulalatus Salatin and Hikayat Hang Tuah.

Galeri Petronas
Lot 341-343, Level 3, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesdays - Sundays 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Blue Mountain

25 November to 30 December 2017

The Blue Mountain - Lifestyle Asia

In the last two decades, 10 visual artists have worked closely with Sutra Gallery. As a group, Odiya artists Ramahari Jena, Soubhagya Pathy, Chaita Basu, and Lekhasri Samantsinghar among others offer a tribute to their mentor and gallery collaborator, Dr Dinanath Pathy, with a body of traditional artworks whose visuals share strong figurative and mystic themes.

The exhibit's title refers to the late virtual artist's favourite metaphors in his painting, which allude to the blessed bridge that connects artists with the timeless beauty, knowledge, and memory of visual and performing arts of Odisha in Malaysia.

Sutra Foundation
No. 12, Jalan Persiaran Titiwangsa 3, 53200 Kuala Lumpur
Mondays - Fridays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Through Rose-Tinted Glasses

6 December 2017 to 31 January 2018

Through Rose-Tinted Glasses - Lifestyle Asia

Annabelle Ng, Anurendra Jegadeva, Cheng Yen Peng, Fairuz Sulaiman, Kim Ng, Ruzzeiki Harris, and Yim Yen Sum are just a few of the 12 artists who will be taking the centerstage in this exhibit. They agreed to present paintings, photograms, silkscreen prunts, even audio visual performances and installations that look into personal and social issues through positive perspectives.

Drop by and see their artworks, meant to literally and figuratively paint a better tomorrow by provoking discussions about how to develop positive points of view to construct a more hopeful future instead of criticising the grim realities that precede it.

Wei-Ling Gallery
No. 8, Jalan Scott, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mondays - Saturdays 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

We Are Here

8 December to 20 December 2017

We Are Here - Lifestyle Asia

Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery is closing their year with one more exhibition. Entitled “We Are Here”, it features popular female Malaysian artists Bibi Chew, Minstrel Kuik, Nadiah Bamadhaj and Tetriana Ahmed Fauzi and their latest works. Sharing the same concern about the current cultural climate, the two-week exhibit displays works that paint compelling stories depicting various human conditions and how each has a crucial role to play in nation-building.

Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery
No. 229, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Park, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesdays - Saturdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm


8 December to 30 December 2017

Reflections - Lifestyle Asia

The Taksu Gallery in Kuala Lumpur has teamed up with Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur to promote Malaysian art in the Southeast Asian region. Held in their own gallery, this art exhibition will feature artworks by key Malaysian artists like Fauzulyusri, Najib Bamadhaj, Sand T Kalloh, Gan Tee Sheng, Fendy Zakri, Syahmi Jamaluddin, Fazrin Abd Rahman and Ho Mei Kei. It also highlights contemporary art practices in the region by treating gallery guests to masterpieces from Filipino, Javanese, Australian, and Spanish maestros.

Taksu Gallery
No. 17, Jalan Pawang, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mondays - Saturdays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm