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Chia Yu Chian: Private Lives

This exhibition focuses on the final decade of artist Chia Yu Chian’s paintings from the late 1960s until his passing in 1990. Ilham Gallery director Rahel Joseph and University of Malaya art historian Simon Soon come together once again in their third curatorial collaboration for this exhibition, which features over 167 of the artist’s works and archival materials, drawn from his family’s collection as well as other private and national collections. His works are based on his personal observations of social drama and quiet slice-of-life moments in the streets of Kuala Lumpur.

Address
Ilham Gallery, Level 3, IBTower, 8 Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur
Website
Start Date
February 17, 2019
End Date
February 23, 2019
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Faux - Ivan Lam

Ivan Lam is one of Malaysia’s most progressive artists, bringing the local contemporary art scene forward. In his latest exhibition at Wei-Ling Contemporary entitled “Faux”, he engages his contemporary practice with one of the oldest traditions in Western oil painting —”Nature Morte” — universally known as still life painting. He challenged himself to return to the roots of what defined an artist in the classical era and steps away from his ego to create this series.

Address
Wei-Ling Contemporary, RT01 Sixth Floor, The Gardens Mall, 59200, Kuala Lumpur
Website
Start Date
February 21, 2019
End Date
April 2, 2019
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The Art of Liao Shiou-Ping

Taiwanese artist Liao Shiou-Ping holds his exhibition in the National Art Gallery, also known as Balai Seni Negara. His works have a signature style of bold red backgrounds and a heavy usage of prints. Most of his works have been influenced by his familiar childhood scenes back in Taiwan such as Lungshan Temple and Wanhua Market. With the festive celebrations in mind — hence the red — he uses various techniques to make his prints.

Address
Balai Seni Negara, 2, Jalan Temerloh, Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur
Website
Start Date
February 20, 2019
End Date
April 8, 2019
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Locals Only!

TAKSU Kuala Lumpur holds its first exhibition of the year in late January entitled “Locals Only!”. As its name suggests, the exhibition features new facets of local art, submitted by both fresh art graduates and established artists.

Address
TAKSU Kuala Lumpur, 17, Jalan Pawang, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 54000 Kuala Lumpur
Website
Start Date
January 30, 2019
End Date
February 23, 2019
PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.