Art Exhibitions in KL: January 2019

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New year’s first month does not just have to be all about going back to work and school. Keep on that ‘new year, new you’ streak by checking out some of these art exhibitions all around the greater Kuala Lumpur region this January 2019.

Meet the Artist: Experiencing Pudu Jail’s Graffiti by Dr K. Azril Ismail

pudu art exhibition
Image credit: Badan Warisan Malaysia

Contemporary material that is the culture and narrative behind something as overlooked as prison graffiti is explored in this exhibition, opening our eyes to the life behind Kuala Lumpur’s most infamous landmark. Documented in the most traditional methods of photography, Dr K. Azril Ismail brings new life to the forgotten walls and its occupants in this series that took over a decade to produce.

Dates: (Exhibition) 1 Dec 2018 – 28 Feb 2019, (Meet the Artist) 12 Jan 2019
Hours: 10am – 5.30 pm
Address: 2, Jalan Stonor, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Our Sanrio Times

Sanrio art exhibition
Image credit: Our Sanrio Times

Lovers of characters like Hello Kitty, KiKi and Lala, Purin, Monkichi, Cinnamaroll, and more will absolutely love this kid-friendly exhibition. Featuring over 300 vintage items, join Asia’s wave of nostalgia over this iconic brand as beloved as Disney.

Dates: 24 Nov 2018 – 6 Jan 2019
Hours: 11am – 9pm
Address: 1018, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bandar Wawasan, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

iNtuitive Stars

intuitive art exhibition
Image credit: Wicked Art Space

This independent art exhibition is curated to explore the act of producing art guided only by intuition, and the affects it has had on life. It will also act as a fundraiser for the My Shining Star Foundation (MySSF), a charity established to fund educational and empowering programs for underprivileged children. A bonus addition of workshops are available for visitors to try their own hand at fostering artistic intuition.

Dates: 18 – 21 Jan 2019
Hours: 2pm – 9pm
Address: Wicked Art Space, 1st Floor, No.10, Jalan SS7/16, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya

Paralogical Machines: When Images Meet Us in Space and Time

paralogical machines art exhibition
Image credit: Erika Tan

Being aware of our perspective as an audience is not an easy concept to capture, but these media artists from Europe and Southeast Asia manage to capture it. Art is to be engaged with, to be related to; not just as products of a fixed spaced and time –  but also as something that we as viewers continually shape and make new meaning of. This exhibit is meant to explore such thoughts, and every piece is hoped to answer some questions of your own about the meaning of life itself.

Dates: 10 Jan – 17 Feb 2019
11am – 7pm
Wei-Ling Contemporary, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur., 59200



Every month, we put up a list of art exhibitions that take place in Kuala Lumpur. Have you seen some of the ones we featured in December 2018?

If you would like to share about an upcoming art exhibition in KL, drop an email to our staff writer, Sarah Anne at [email protected].

We’ve made it to 2019! Congratulations and have an even better year ahead.

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