In the midst of gearing up for the big holiday season at the end of the year, these are exhibits will remind you to stay in touch with yourself and the environment around you!
SLAM Presents: Atlantis Has Fallen by John Kam
Malaysian-based photographer John Kam is SLAM’s latest weekend feature with his newest project Atlantis HAs Fallen featuring Hammand Bamadhaj. Driven by the indifference of the public towards the preservation of sea forests that are coral reefs, the duo aim to blur fantasy and reality of a world with and without coral reefs in our oceans. It is hoped that the visual art medium would be more digestible than news reports, and that audiences will address the matter in a more urgent tone.
Dates: 31 August to 1 September 2019
Hours: 12pm – 8pm
Location: APW Bangsar, 29, Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Coral reef
Bracketing the most momentous period in Malaysian history, the 62 years of Malaya’s independence and the 56th anniversary of Malaysia’s formation is celebrated by these group of young artists in the noted fortnight. As practitioners of visual art, witness these 14 voices of the present and future powers make their opinions heard as a nation. Be sure to note that an opening reception is happening on the 22nd of August at 8pm!
Dates: 31 August – 16 September 2019
Hours: 10am – 10pm
Location: Artemis Art, Lot 21 & 22, Level G4 Publika Shopping Gallery, No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dust and the Silence in the Sun – Cheong Kiet Cheng
Presenting her third solo exhibition, Cheong Kiet Cheng touches upon the thought of worldly spirits relating to the rest of the universe via futuristic space travel. She also showcases a deep self-understanding in our own ideas of the spiritual realm and practices meditative drawing to communicate her surrealistic connection. In contrast to her previous work, Cheong presents a monochromatic visuals composed in black ink, citing its contrasting nature against the white canvas as propagating mindfulness and depth.
Dates: 21 August – 22 September 2019
Location: Wei-Ling Contemporary, Lot No RT-1, 6th Floor, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hand-colouring Photographs With Watercolours Workshop
Brought to you by the very talented Spanish artist, Ignacio de Juana, this little workshop will educate you on the process of watercolouring and photography painting in an intimate setting of Claire’s Creative Space. As a community project, come on down and spend a quaint afternoon exploring new hobbies and DIY skills in support of artistic qualities and personal talent. Fees are RM120 per pax, inclusive of all materials!
Dates: 22 September 2019
Hours: 2.30pm – 4pm
Location: Claire Organics Flagship Store, Level 5 Commune, Lot 5-03D, Sunway Velocity Mall, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Artscape ver 1.3 “Luminosity”
Centering on the much-needed discourse of Mental Health Awareness, this exhibition features 20 beautiful artworks by 10 talented local artists over two spectacular days. Luminosity aims to inspire the masses on reducing the harmful effects of repressing knowledge on mental illness, and to help people recognise and reduce the shame in needing some help making their way through life.
Dates: 28 and 29 September 2019
Hours: 11am – 8pm
Location: Commune, Level 5, Sunway Velocity Mall, Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity, Jalan Cheras,, 55100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Mental health