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Art events in KL to check out throughout September 2022

KL is home to some of the best art galleries and exhibitions in the country. Get inspired by visiting the latest art events taking place in KL throughout September 2022.

From art exhibitions to the theatre, September is looking great this month. If you’re in the mood for a showcase highlighting traditional Malay dances, check out Junjung Tradisi, located at the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Petronas Twin Towers. However, if theatre life is calling your name, don’t miss an opportunity to witness the legendary Dato’ Jalaluddin Hassan in ‘Tanjong’. Batik lovers can enjoy an artistic curation of the traditional technique by the talented Raja Permaisuri Agong and other artists. If you missed the announcement, it’s still not too late to head over to Lalaport BBCC to experience teamLab’s ‘Resonating Microcosm’ exhibition.

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Junjung Tradisi: A night with UTP Stars

24 September 2022. 8.30 PM – 10 PM. 

Get ready to immerse yourself in the remarkable traditional Malay dances complemented by the contemporary gamelan (traditional percussive instruments) and Malay tunes. The one-night-only showcase highlights the beauty of conventional Malay performing arts passed from generation to generation. Located at the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Petronas Twin Towers, you can find ticket prices ranging from RM70 to RM160.

Head over to the website for more info.

Synthesis: Love, Dreams & Hope at Galeri Prima

1 August to 18 September 2022.

If you’re into the batik craft, head to Galeri Prima for the Synthesis: Love, Dreams and Hope exhibition this month. The gallery will feature hand-painted batik fabrics created by the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah alongside 40 other batik pieces by established and emerging artists. In addition, this showcase also highlights some of the oldest traditional batik-making techniques in Malaysia by the Majesty herself.

Address: Galeri Prima, Balai Berita, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Operating hours: 10 AM – 6 PM

‘Tanjong’ at Istana Budaya

9 September to 11 September 2022, 8 PM – 10 PM.

Held in the Istana Budaya, ‘Tanjong’ will easily transport you to the early establishments of Negeri Sembilan, revolving around the Luak Tanjong region. Starring Dato’ Jalaluddin Hassan, the play will take us into the love, conflict and bond between two brothers (Anjang and Baroq) as they fight for power when the leader of the village, Baroq’s father, was killed during his voyage.

Head over to the website for more info.

Address: Jln Tun Razak, Titiwangsa, 50694 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Royal Floria Putrajaya 2022

Located in Putrajaya, the annual flower and garden festival returns for its 12th edition. Themed ‘Great Floria’, the festival features a magical display of approximately 10,000 orchid plants and 400,000 other various blooms and ornamental plants. Open from 9 AM to 10 PM, the event highlights the stunning collection of 300 orchids at the “Wall of Orchids” and the 10 iron tunnel-shaped structures from the “Oncidium Tunnel”. While you’re there, don’t skip a visit to the Keluarga Malaysia Garden, where the concept is adapted through three values: inclusivity, togetherness and gratitude.

Royal Floria Putrajaya is open now till 6 September 2022.

Address: Anjung Floria, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 4, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Price: RM15 (adults) and RM5 (senior citizens and children)

teamLab presents Resonating Microcosms. 4 August – 30 November 2022. 

Central Rooftop Garden (L4). LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre.

Originating from Japan, the renowned art collective TeamLab makes its way to Lalaport BBCC, Kuala Lumpur. “Resonating Microcosms” is held on the rooftop garden, where you will be greeted by a sea of ovoid sculptures. According to the website, the egg-shaped sculptures reflect under the sun and emit a sound ten it is pushed, blown or hit by the rain. They will also respond to each other, glowing miraculously with the same tone and light. In case you didn’t know, the ovoids can change into 61 newly-defined solidified light colours. Be sure to drop by early to avoid the crowd, and take note of the time slots below.

Address: 2, Jalan Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Schedule: 7.30 PM – 8 PM, 8.10 PM – 8.30 PM, 8.40 PM – 9 PM, 9.10 PM – 9.30 PM and 9.40 – 10 PM.

Free admission.

Masters of Disguise

2 July 2022 to 15 January 2023 | 3rd Floor, GMBB.

Famed for his fantastic wildlife photography, biologist-turned-photographer Chien C Lee is back to debut his work on the art of deceit in nature. After the astounding success surrounding Chien’s exhibition “Borneo’s Tree of Life”, the photographer showcases his memorable adventures across four continents over the past 25 years. The “Masters of Disguise” exhibition features his memorable encounters with various species by exploring the tropical rainforests. Drop by and be captivated by the interactive show featuring more than 60 photographs, accompanied by exciting tales, scents by OLFAC3 Perfumes and rainforest sounds recorded by Chien.

The exhibition will be displayed at GMBB’s Darkroom Gallery from 2 July 2022 to 15 January 2023. Admission is free.

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

Operating hours: 11 AM – 6 PM

Dia Guild’s “Inclusive Luxury” pop-up

16 September to 25 September 2022  | The Starhill’s Entrance Foyer

Fashion meets art at the “Inclusive Luxury” pop-up by Dia Guild that explores how the luxury sector’s mindset is shifting beyond its previous defining factors of exclusivity, price, and shared symbols of wealth and success.

Here, you can check out a curated selection of Dia Guild’s local and regional brands, which people can shop from in person while also learning how these independent businesses are striving to make luxury fashion more inclusive. Entertaining activities such as music and poetry will also be available during the pop-up.

There will also be a special highlight panel discussion with Neil Felipp, an award-winning designer from the Philippines, to explore fashion storytelling.

Address:  The Starhill, 181, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 10 AM – 10 PM

(Written by Sharuna Segaren/Prestige Online Malaysia)

Art events in KL to check out throughout September 2022

Amalina Anuar

Senior Writer

Amalina seeks joy in writing the ins and outs of the fashion, dining and beauty world. When she’s not stalking for her next handbag purchase, you can find her binge-watching the latest tv series, testing out beauty products or singing her heart out at concerts. As a part-time spin instructor, she uses music as a quick escape, which explains why she’s always bopping her head to a good tune, no matter where she is. Amalina is a fashion journalism graduate from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco and has always loved exploring big cities.

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