One of the biggest annual art fairs in Malaysia is back. Going on for three days at the MATRADE Exhibition and Centre, the art fair will be featuring 60 art galleries from 15 countries including Malaysia, Japan, and more. Expect exhibitions from your regular art galleries including A+ Works of Art, Taksu Galleries, Richard Koh Fine Art, and more. Similar to last year, the layout of the fair features a specially curated Southeast Asia Curatorial Exhibition Area, Gallery Zone, Japan Pavilion and Art Talks. These specific zones will offer art enthusiasts a different take on exhibition presentation and appreciation.
Established Malaysian painter Yau Bee Ling will be holding her fourth solo exhibition in Wei-Ling Contemporary. This time around, “Interwoven Terrains” can be viewed as a turning point or a critical shift in the artist’s life. She has emerged from rock bottom and these art pieces are a cathartic result of her revival.
Malaysian artist Justin Lim will be presenting 12 new acrylic paintings on canvas in an exhibition entitled “Planet Shangri-La”. In this exhibition, Lim will continue on his various depictions of Utopia throughout history and art. While his previous exhibition (Honey Trap Arcadia, 2017) mostly referred to Western depictions, this current one will focus more on Eastern interpretations of paradise. A great emphasis is placed on the oriental mythology paintings and traditional blue-and-white porcelain. That in turn plays a huge role in his heavy usage of Dutch blue in this series.
Breaking up is hard to do – yet everyone experiences different versions of it. The Break Up Exhibition 2.0 is jointly organised by the Department of Psychology, School of Science & Technology and Sunway Psychology Club. The exhibition is a non-profit student-led community project aiming to provide individuals going through any form of break up (whether it’s a relationship, family, friendship, or the loss of a pet) a space to express their emotions in a positive manner. Part of the exhibition display includes memorabilia donated by the public accompanied by the stories related to the relationship.
While the exhibition is free for anyone to enter, guests will need to register for a ticket beforehand.
The 11th edition of the Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2019 is currently showing in Ilham Gallery. The exhibition will be featuring the 50 finalist portraits from the Open and Theme categories for 2019. This year’s theme is “Unyielding Gaze”.
An exhibition specifically open to teenagers between ages 13 and 17 only, this programme by Ilham Gallery seeks to highlight contemporary issues in line with the current exhibition “Fracture/Fiction”. After viewing the exhibition, participants will be meeting Jerome Manjat from art collective group Pangrok Sulap. The one and half hours programme will finish with a workshop on creating a collage that speaks to the participants’ concerns for the world.
The programme starts at 4.30 PM and will finish at 6 PM.