This month, we’ve rounded up three art exhibitions happening in Kuala Lumpur for your visiting and viewing pleasure. Take in the beauty of Malaysian landscapes and cultures through Nancy Lau’s paintings in her exhibition called Fascinating Malaysia, explore the influence of the Hamengkubuwono culture in central Jawa with Nadiah Bamadhaj’s charcoal works or ponder on abstract works by Hamidi Hadi depicting the charm of nature and landscapes.
Descent by Nadiah Bamadhaj
Taking place at Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, Nadiah Bamadhaj’s exhibition explores the dwindling power and influence of the Hamengkubuwono royal family over the Special Region of Yogyakarata in central Java. Bamadhaj’s work abides her interest and research into the sociological and semiotic constructs in which power is made and manifested through architecture, artifacts, gender and religion.
The exhibition runs until 19 October 2016.
Richard Koh Fine Art, 229 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, www.rkfineart.com
Fascinating Malaysia by Nancy Lau
The Refinery Art Gallery presents Nancy Lau’s third art exhibition featuring artworks that showcase the beauty of Malaysia in nature and culture. Nancy’s previous art exhibitions entitled Homeland Beyond Time I and II were supported by former Tourism Minister Datuk Ng Yen Yen and Datin Nona Azlan in 2012, held in the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre and Melaka Museum respectively. Head over to enjoy the beautiful paintings depicting life in Malaysia, and the country’s gorgeous landscapes.
The exhibition will run from 15 – 31 October 2016.
The Refinery Art Gallery,G-3A, D6 Jalan Sentul, Sentul East, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, +60 12 2050 716 (Mr. Ben Toh), facebook.com/d7refinery
Dari Langit dan Bumi by Hamidi Hadi
Renowned Malaysian abstract artist Hamidi Hadi returns to Wei-Ling Contemporary for his highly anticipated sixth solo exhibition. In this showcase, Hamidi uses mostly acrylic and resin to recreate the beauty he sees in the nature and landscapes, mostly inspired by his stay in Seri Iskandar, Perak.
The exhibition runs until 1 November 2016.
Wei-Ling Contemporary, RT01 Sixth Floor, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur, +60 3 2260 1106,www.weiling-gallery.com