In the blink of an eye, the first quarter is nearly over. We hope you’ve had a fruitful, productive start to 2018. While we continue persevering towards our respective goals, don’t miss out from visiting the art exhibitions showcased in KL next month. From a focused exploration of Patani, our neighbour up north, to a debut solo exhibition revolving around human connections, here’s a list of art exhibitions to catch in KL this April.
Daerah Ruwat by Artemis Gallery
Daerah Ruwat can be loosely translated to mean ‘turbulent territory’, and is Shaarim Sahat’s debut solo exhibition. The artworks displayed were created between 2012 and now, with a focus on socio-political issues observed by the artist between now and then. His point of view is as a parent – with a strong concern for the future of his children, and the characteristics of the country that will be passed down to them.
Dates: 17 March – 8 April 2018
Hours: 11am – 7pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 12 – 6pm on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays by appointment only
Address: Artemis Art Gallery, Lot 21 & 22 Level G4 Publika Shopping Gallery, No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Splendours of Love: The art of Syed Thajudeen by Soka Gakkai Malaysia
Local artist Syed Thajudeen shares his love for Malaysia and its bountiful culture in this solo exhibition. The artworks featured range from his creations since 1994. Revolving around peace, harmony, and love, don’t miss this enchanting exhibition at Soka Gakkai Malaysia.
Dates: 17 March – 8 April 2018
Hours: 11am – 5pm daily
Address: Soka Exhibition Hall, Ground Floor, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, 243, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Listen: A debut solo exhibition by SuWen Low, by Starhill Gallery
Listen is artist SuWen Low’s debut solo exhibition. Her artworks represent processes of reflection and wonderment she experienced through the people she has met. She uses many colours, from darker ones to brighter, pastel tones. SuWen hopes that her paintings are able to breathe life into the viewer, and serve as reminder that strength and joy can be found in the most unlikely places.
Dates: 24 March – 15 April 2018
Hours: 10am – 10pm daily
Address: Lot G6, Indulge Floor, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Forgotten Beauty by Richard Koh Fine Art
This will be artist Tan Wei Kheng’s second solo exhibition with Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA). Forgotten Beauty will showcase 17 painted portraits of individuals from Sarawak tribal villages that Tan visited some time ago. The opening reception will be on 10 April 2018 from 5 – 8pm. Intricate and realistic, the intimate portraits capture the strength and vigour of the elderly and respected tribesmen.
Dates: 10 – 24 April 2018
Hours: 10am – 7pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays, closed on Sundays and Mondays
Address: Richard Koh Fine Art, 229 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Patani Semasa: An exhibition on contemporary art from the Golden Peninsula, by Ilham Gallery
In collaboration with MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, the group exhibition will showcase artworks and cultural representations of the ‘Patani Region.’ The region refers to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, and parts of Songkla in modern-day Thailand, where the dominant cultural identity is historically informed by Islam and Malay ethnicity. Artists featured include Ampannee Satoh, Amru Thaisnit, Anis Nagasevi, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, I-na Phuyuthanon, Kameelah I-lala, Korakot Sangnoy, Mahamasabree Jehloh, Muhammadsuriyee Masu, Mumadsoray Deng, Nurulfirdaos Ding, Pichet Piaklin, Pratchaya Phinthong, Ruangsak Anuwatwimon, Salwanee Hajisamae, Sirichai Pummak, Sureena Chema, Vinai Dithajohn, and Zakariya Amataya.
Dates: 25 March – 15 July 2018
Hours: 11am – 7pm from Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am – 7pm
Address: Ilham Gallery, Levels 3 & 5, Ilham Tower, No. 8, Jalan Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Every month, we put up a list of art exhibitions that take place in Kuala Lumpur. Check out what you might have missed in these art exhibitions in March 2018. If you know of or would like to share an upcoming art exhibition in KL, feel free to send me an email at [email protected].
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