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Art events to visit in KL throughout May 2022

KL is home to some of the best art galleries and exhibitions in the country. Get inspired by visiting these art events in KL throughout May 2022. Stay tuned for more updates.

Kuala Lumpur is packed with exciting events, and we have a few suggestions to include in your weekend schedule. You can explore unique artworks by six talented Orang Asal artists portrayed through various art forms at the GMBB. If abstract art is your passion, head to the Wei-Ling Gallery in Brickfields for ‘Abstraction Now!’. For a unique experience, A+ Works of Art introduces a special exhibition in collaboration with the UP Vargas Museum, Philippines. ‘Synthetic Condition’ featuring more than 10 talented artists from Taipei to London explores how contemporary art is created using cosmologies through technology, techniques and procedures of synthetics. So, what are you waiting for? Bookmark this page and start planning your art visits in KL.

Here is a list of the best art events in KL to visit in May 2022:

Abstraction Now! By Wei-Ling Gallery
5 – 28 May 2022

Image credit: Wei-Ling Gallery/ Annabell Ng – Euphony (2022)

Located in the Wei-Ling Gallery, ‘Abstraction Now’ highlights the unique styles of abstraction through the eyes of five local artists: Annabell Ng, Choy Chun Wei, Hamidi Hadi, Sabri Idrus and Zulkifli Lee. The exhibition focuses on how abstraction is adopted and translated into art pieces that are pushing boundaries.

Address: 8, Jalan Scott, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 10 AM – 6 PM

Synthetic Condition by A+ Work of Art Asia
7 May – 25 June 2022

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Curated by Carlos Quijon Jr. and in collaboration with UP Vargas museum, ‘Synthetic Condition’ includes artworks by talented artists across Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines and more. Head over to A+ Works of Art on Jalan Sentul, KL, and discover how contemporary art is designed using cosmologies through technology, techniques and procedures of synthetics. The exhibition explores a plethora of articulations with chroma key, collages and composites, metahistorical film, a video game, homegrown crystals and textile sculptures.

Address: D6-G-8 d6 Trade Centre, 801, Jalan Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 12 PM – 7 PM

‘Epistolaristics’ by GMBB on the 3rd Floor (Units 3-15 to 3-17, 3-47)
30 April – 5 June 2022

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‘Epistolaristics’ is curated by Alfonse Chiu of the Centre for Urban Mythologies and co-presented by Gerimis Art Project under the Glossaries for Unwritten Knowledge. The visual arts exhibition in GMBB features artworks by six talented and unique Orang Asal artists and filmmakers — Tiyan Baker, Albert Bansa, Jesse Joy, Mariane, Ashly Nandong and Charles Rentap Mclean. As a tribute to the arts and culture, this exhibition explores the diverse possibilities of the Orang Asal narrative through various art forms: contemporary art, filmmaking, performance and embroidery.

Address: GMBB, No. 2, Jalan Robertson, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 11 AM – 6 PM


Hero & Featured image credit: Unsplash/Ray Chan

Amalina Anuar
Senior Writer
A writer by day and spin instructor by night. Amalina fuels her day with anything that’s covered in chocolate and breaking a sweat in the spin studio. With fashion and music as inspiration, you can find her obsessing over her favourite artist's music videos or swaying to funky tunes at live gigs.
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