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Art & The City: 3 KL exhibitions to check out in April 2017

The recent rainy weather over the past few days has confined us to staying indoors. Thankfully, there are several art and photography exhibitions to check out in KL this month, so we can be well-entertained while keeping warm and dry away from the city’s April showers.

If photography is right up your alley, don’t miss Jeffry Lim’s exhibition in collaboration with the New Zealand High Commission at Bangsar Shopping Centre. His works feature some stunning aerial photography of New Zealand’s sea, air and land views that are sure to inspire you to visit the beautiful country.

Art collectors should also take note of Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers’ full viewing in KL before the next Malaysian & Southeast Asian Art Auction on 23 April 2017. As always, they’ve curated an impressive collection of works from artists in the region.

For something a little more cultural, head over to The Dolls of Japan: Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love exhibition held at the Petaling Jaya Museum. About 70 dolls will be on display, showcasing the vast range of styles that are used over the 13,000 years of figurines playing a central role to Japanese culture.

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Aspiring New Zealand photography exhibition by Jeffry Lim

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the New Zealand High Commission’s long-standing friendship between New Zealand and Malaysia. In honour of the occasion, they’re working together with photographer Jeffry Lim for a photography exhibition titled Aspiring New Zealand. The photos feature gorgeous aerial views of the winter landscape in New Zealand, following Lim’s journey of exploration of the country’s land, sea and air.

The exhibition will be on display from 26 April to 1 May at Bangsar Shopping Centre.

Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya,
59000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3 2094 7700 

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Malaysian & Southeast Asian Art Auction by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers

Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers is currently holding a full viewing of the pieces that will go under the hammer at its upcoming KL auction on 23 April at 1pm. Highlights include Jalaini Abu Hassan’s Ah Poon the Contractor, which is estimated to go for between RM40,000 and RM60,000.

You can visit the viewing between 10am to 6pm daily from now until 22 April 2017.

Galeri Prima, Balai Berita Bangsar, 31, Jalan Riong, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 16 273 3628

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The Dolls of Japan: Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love by The Japan Foundation KL

The Japan Foundation KL presents a special exhibition of about 70 dolls at the Petaling Jaya Museum. More than just playthings, the dolls vary in function from being used in prayers as well as cultural events in Japan.

Catch the exhibition from now until 18 May 2017 from 9am to 5pm daily, except Fridays and public holidays.

Petaling Jaya Museum, Jalan 10/7, Seksyen 10, Taman Jaya, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +60 12 719 2021

Art & The City: 3 KL exhibitions to check out in April 2017

Rosalyn Ding


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