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Art Exhibitions in KL: June 2019

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Who says the art scene in Malaysia is not thriving? This June sees many exhibitions carrying us through the mid-year blues and onto a path of even more learning and appreciation!

The Buddhist Bug: A Creation Mythology

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Image credit: Anida Yoeu Ali

Live performance, installations, photography, and video art combine to uncover and explore the many notions of displacement and belonging.
Anida Yoeu Ali draws from her personal experience as a first generation Muslim Khmer woman born in predominantly Buddhist Cambodia, raised in America and based in Malaysia, and exposes her struggle with finding common ground with her surroundings and transnational identities.

Dates: 19th June – 18th August 2019
Hours: 11am – 7pm
Address: Wei-Ling Contemporary, RT01, Sixth Floor, The Gardens Mall, 59200, Kuala Lumpur
Website: Contemporary Cambodia

Rediscovering Forgotten Thai Masters of Photography

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Image credit: Ilham Gallery

Detailing life in Thailand in the 1950s to the 1970s, seven master photographers and over 200 photographs shed light on the discourse of public history and actuality. Not only that, the evolution of film photography and ethnographic lines of inquiry through seven different perspectives, brought together by Manit Sriwanichpoom, will encourage historians to discuss the process of disseminating information within and to international audiences.

Dates: 18th May – 25th August 2019
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (11am – 7pm), Sundays (11am – 5pm), Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
Address: Level 3, Ilham Tower, No. 8, Jalan Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Rediscovering Thailand

APW Bangsar’s S.L.A.M

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Image credit: APW Bangsar

As an initiative to drive the art scene of contemporary Malaysians, APW announced an ongoing weekend feature, with the showcasing of new artists every end of the week. Enjoy Saturday and Sunday supporting upcoming talents!

Dates: Saturday and Sunday
Hours: 12pm – 8pm
Address: The Paper, APW, A2D2, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Website: S.L.A.M (Support Local Artists Malaysia)

KL Urbanism

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Image credit: Balai Seni Visual Negara

Gearing up for his first solo exhibition, urban photographer Azul Adnan reveals the many layers of Malaysia’s capital city in a stunning collection. Kuala Lumpur’s many corners and crevices are explored and featured through this native’s lenses, and showcases things even locals have overlooked.

Dates: 24th May – 21st July 2019
Hours: 10am – 5pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Website: KL Urbanism

Contemporary Cuban Art Exhibition

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Image credit: Balai Seni Visual Negara

Art post-Cuban Revolution is something to behold! Featuring many takes about Cuba and its culture after the reign of Fidel Castro, this exhibition brings together 21 artistic voices and aims to show the world their pieces of home.


Dates: 3rd – 23rd June 2019
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Address: Creative Space, Administrative Building Lobby, National Art Gallery, No 2,Jalan Temerloh, Off Jalan Tun Razak 53200 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Contemporary Cuban

Every month, we put up a list of art exhibitions that take place in Kuala Lumpur. Check if there are any you might still be able to catch of these art exhibitions in May 2019. If you would like to share about an upcoming art exhibition in KL, drop me an email at [email protected]

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