Brought to you by the founder of Dining In The Dark, Stevens Chan creates an art festival to celebrate art by the disabled. Art Includes 2019 is a series of projects themed “Celebrating Diversities” which will include talks by renowned specially-abled personalities. Part of the festival is also a three-day event named “Celebrating Diversities – The Path To Building Resilience”. It’s set to feature 10 local and foreign artists and businessmen who leapt past their limitations to become the best in their fields. There will also be “Concert in the Dark” on 27 September, comprising three professional bands from Malaysia and Singapore. Throughout the festival, there will be ongoing exhibitions and markets held at Ruang by Think City.
In a world of fast-moving trends, the concept of “transience” has never been more relevant, and that’s what this group exhibition will be highlighting. The pieces on show exemplify the slow process of change by capturing the effects of passing time on our society, embedded in the forms of materials and processes. The artworks are muted in colours and subtle in details but put an emphasis on emotions of the constant changes that happen in our lives.
Berlin-based Icelandic artist Georg Óskar will be having his first solo exhibition in Malaysia. “Untitled Everything” features the artist’s journey in locating the space between extremes and finding balance in a world of food and bad. The paintings capture the mood of the subject of the portraiture instead of just their face value. This is coupled with the naive manner of the paintings to show the complexities of contemporary life.
The K-wave is also taking over the fine art world, and the proof is in this art exhibition held in Taksu Kuala Lumpur. This group exhibition features three artists – Kunju Kim, Chongwoon Choi, and Sungchul Hong – with contemporary art pieces that feature their unique approaches, unorthodox ideas, and visions that go “beyond the frame”. This brings forth a new wave of Korean contemporary art culture.
Marisa Ridzuan Ng will be showcasing a solo exhibition at ZHAN titled: “Bunga Di Hati”. Loosely translating to “flowers in the heart”, this exhibition pays tribute to the artist’s late grandmother who never failed to put a smile on people’s hearts – just like a flower.