Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers Malaysian and Southeast Asian works of art auctions will be held on the 28th of October 2018. Among the artworks that will be available during the auction include rare works from pioneering Singaporean artist Liu Kang, Syed Ahmad Jamal Datuk, Abdul Latiff Mohidin, Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, Dzulkifli Buyong, and more Southeast Asian artists. One of the pieces up for auction is a rare piece by Liu Kang worth RM1.05 million. Even if you’re not planning to get any of these pieces for yourself, you can preview the works at Galeri Prima NSTP from the 18th to the 27th of October. During this exhibition, there will be a special tribute to the late artist Khalil Ibrahim, featuring 15 of his works in different styles spanning from 1962 to 2003.
Pangrok Sulap will be holding their first ever solo show in Malaysia, Sabah Tanah Airku, featuring recent and ongoing works by the Sabahan artist collective. They’re known for artworks that confront socio-political issues centring around marginalised communities in Sabah. Their Sabah Tanah Airku piece sparked controversy over censorship and the government’s management of the arts last year. Fortunately, you’ll get the chance to view it in A+ Works of Art, who will be hosting the exhibition.
A+ Works of Art will be presenting an exhibition of current and old works of artist Chang Fee Ming at Art Expo Malaysia 2018. They will be located at booth M8. In this exhibition entitled Malaysia: Dulu, Kini dan … (Malaysia: Past, Present and …), Chang will be showcasing works from before and after the “New Malaysia”, including his iconic “mail art”. His watercolour works delve into the political realm with references and allusions to events in the present or near-past.
“we will have been young” is an exhibition by OBSCURA Festival of Photography, in cooperation with Ostkreuz Agentur der Fotografen and the Goethe-Institut. The photography series comprises works from 12 Southeast Asian photographers examining the fragility of youth and the ambiguity of their futures. The photographs follow a theme of belonging, family, love, identity, mental health, history, and oppression through a unique visual language from the Southeast Asian region. These works were curated over the span of 12 months from a photography masterclass programme in Germany.
You’re used to seeing art exhibitions as static, quiet places. But Cross Over aims to shake things up by “crossing over” a multitude of art genres ranging from graphic designers to painters, performers, and photographers in a casual exhibition. This time around, Cross Over is bringing the Japanese art culture over to KL. According to the founder of Cross Over: “We want local people who come to our exhibit to think, ‘There are so many interesting artists and creators in Japan!’ and hopefully, gain a little insight on us and on Japan.”
Richard Koh Fine Art will be displaying Malaysian artist Hasanul Isyraf Idris’ third chapter of his Higher Order Love series. The series first began in 2016, with the artist exploring mixed media drawings on paper accompanied by aluminium sculptures and video animation. Higher Order Love is all about uncovering a universe of eternal and unconditional love, which renders snippets and memories of the artist’s life into visual interpretations. In his third chapter, the artist centres on mourning, estrangement, and internal conflict.