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11 Art Exhibitions You Shouldn't Miss In Malaysia

11 Art Exhibitions You Shouldn't Miss In Malaysia
By Tania Jayatilaka
By Tania Jayatilaka
August 20, 2019
See what Malaysia's most up and coming artists have been up to at these eclectic art exhibitions across Malaysia.

1/11Dust And The Silence In The Sun

Photo: Wei-Ling Gallery
Photo: Wei-Ling Gallery

When: 21 August – 22 September 2019

Cheong Kiet Cheng’s 3rd solo exhibition at Wei-Ling Contemporary showcases her fascination with the spiritual realm and how it relates to the rest of the universe. A display of curious monochrome figures – some distorted and most with no clear grasp of space – are framed within a round canvas in this unique collection of works.

More information on this exhibition is available here.

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2/11Reka Malaysiaku

Photo: The National Art Gallery
Photo: The National Art Gallery

When: Now till 20 October 2019

Fascinated with industrial design? This design-themed exhibition at The National Art Gallery is free to the public from Mondays to Sundays (10am – 6pm), showcasing the greatest achievements of Malaysian industrial designers from Malaysia’s Independence up to the present day.

More information is available here.  

3/11Illegitimate

Photo: Zhan Gallery
Photo: Zhan Gallery

Now till 28 August, 2019

Don’t miss the first group show by Unamed Collective at Zhan Gallery, comprising Malaysian talents Ainun Ayub, Alya Hatta, Joe Cheng, Jordan Chan, Nurin Yusof, Rebecca Chang and Yasmine Aminanda.

Ranging from traditional paintings on canvas to wearable art and virtual reality, this exhibition pushes the boundaries of art and fearlessly embodies the different expressions of illegitimacy – that is, the illegitimacy of identity, of non-human voices and “of the controlled versus the controller.”

More details on this exhibition can be found here.

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4/11Fracture / Fiction

"Destruction & Optimism" by Thai artist Lampu Kansanoh, depicting the inherent optimism of the victims of the Ayutthaya flood in 2011. (Photo: Ilham Gallery)
"Destruction & Optimism" by Thai artist Lampu Kansanoh, depicting the inherent optimism of the victims of the Ayutthaya flood in 2011. (Photo: Ilham Gallery)

When: Now till 10 November

A selection of 93 works from Ilham Gallery’s growing permanent collection is yours to peruse in this eclectic exhibition which presents voices and perspectives from across Southeast Asia and South Asia.

In particular, the exhibition looks at how artists have creatively dealt with pressing social conditions affecting this very region today.

More information can be found here.

5/11In Sync: Artist Couples

Photo: G13 Gallery
Photo: G13 Gallery

When: August 24 – September 7, 2019

Happening at G13 Gallery is this unique group exhibition featuring the work of 6 artist couples. A first for all the participating artists, this exhibition will focus on the artworks they’ve worked on together. 

More information on this exhibition is available here.

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6/11A Love Once Lost

Photo: Daniel Adams
Photo: Daniel Adams

When: August 23 – 25, 2019

Featured before on The Guardian and other international and local media, Malaysian photographer Daniel Adams is back to showcase his thought-provoking photography in this charity exhibition at The Bindery, APW Bangsar.

Related:How This Thai Photographer Captures The Sorrow Of Separation From One's Homeland

Each of the 39 works on display will then be sold at a silent auction on the evening of August 25th to raise funds for Cancer Research Malaysia, a cause close to the artist’s heart after his mother’s battle with breast cancer. Click here to view the art pieces that will be on display throughout this exhibition. You can also send an email over to Daniel at daniel.adams6@me.com if you're keen to purchase one of his portraits before the auction.      

 

7/11Art Ipoh 2019

Photo: Tin Alley
Photo: Tin Alley

When: Now till 30 September, 2019 

Ipoh’s first and largest art exhibition majoring in installation art will take place this month, organised by Tin Alley Curated Space. Featuring 30 works by 18 Malaysian artists, this inaugural exhibition aims to promote an appreciation of the arts among younger and older generations in Ipoh and across Malaysia.

For more details, call Chok Yen Hau at 016-6655080 or click here.  

8/11The Lure Of The Orient

Photo: @lifeatchinahouse/Instagram
Photo: @lifeatchinahouse/Instagram

Now till September 30, 2019

Foodies in Penang will doubtless have heard of China House, reported to be the longest café in the state. Located on the second floor is the Art Space, a gallery which currently houses an exhibition of various curiosities, from antiques, furniture and carpets to photography, art pieces and more. 

For more information, click here.

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9/1112th Sabah Women’s Art Exhibition

Photo: Sabah Art Gallery
Photo: Sabah Art Gallery

Now till October 16, 2019

Hand-stitched embroidery, mind-bending art installations and other eye-catching works of art: this annual art exhibition at the Sabah Art Gallery featuring the creations of Sabah's most up and coming female artists is definitely one to catch for art-lovers in Sabah.

For more information, click here.  

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10/11Time Lapse Of Johor

Photo: Galery Seni Johor/Facebook
Photo: Galery Seni Johor/Facebook
Photo: Galery Seni Johor/Facebook
 

Now till August 23, 2019

An exhibition of water colour paintings inspired by Johor’s past and present, this exciting showcase at The Johor Art Gallery features a series of continuous water colour paintings that are collectively 100 metres long, compiled by various artists. 

More information is available here.

11/11Sensory Photography - For Our New Malaysia

Photo: Ruang by Think City
Photo: Ruang by Think City

September 8 - 27, 2019

Proof that the visually impaired can offer significant and meaningful artistic perspectives, this photography exhibition by 7 visually impaired Malaysian artists boasts 70 pieces of artwork at Ruang, Think City Kuala Lumpur, 28 of which will be presented in tactile form and with an audio element.   

More information is available here.  

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