Art exhibitions and plays to check out in October 2019

Art exhibitions and plays to check out in October 2019

Visual Galore

Text: Zoe Yang

Image: Art Expo Malaysia 2019
Image: Amy Hashim Arts / Facebook
Image: Syaiful Rachman / Redsea Gallery

Don't let those moments just fly by—pick and choose from this list of happenings in town this month to make the most of your time:


4 October – 6 October, TAKSU 2019 @ klpac

If you have not seen a gamelan theatrical play, then this is definitely the right time for you to experience it! Taksu is a musical adaptation of literary work that aims to share musicians' stories through a dramatic and elegant performance. What's also interesting is that, the performers will be using three different instruments such as the Chinese drums, Malay gamelan and Balinese gamelan to achieve sounds similar to animated conversation.

Ticket price starts at RM88. For more information, visit this website.

11 October – 13 October, Art Expo Malaysia 2019 @ Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur

Art Expo Malaysia (AEM) is organising its 13th edition of Southeast Asia art fair in Kuala Lumpur this year! There will be a showcase of many exciting and captivating art collections by 60 reputable art galleries from 15 countries. The exhibition highlights a series of curated art around Southeast Asia, allowing art lovers to indulge themselves in a variety of works, from different artists.

Ticket price starts at RM15. For more information, visit this website.

19 October, Art in the City – Panggung Rakyat @ Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka

Cendana is collaborating with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) to showcase Malaysia's unique, rich cultural heritage through authentic, traditional art performances. You can see various forms of dances each month, including Tarian Ronggeng, which will be presented by performers from Nusantara Performing Arts Research Center (NusParc).

For more information, visit this website.

Now – 20 October, Reka Malaysiaku @ National Art Gallery

This is where you should go if you're into industrial designthe exhibition highlights the works of Malaysian designers, ranging from early to present Malaysia. One of the many interesting creations includes an intriguing stool, inspired by a local kuih delicacy – curry puff.

Admission is free. For more information, visit this website.

Now – 31 October, The Soul II by Amy Hashim @ Malaysia Tourism Center (MaTiC)

Amy Hashim's artworks are heavily inspired by nature. The artist seems to have a way with expressing her creativity through the use of intricate details, and bold and vibrant colours to connect with art viewers. It's a must-see if you're into oil paintings and detailed textures!

Admission is free. For more information, visit this website.

18 October – 31 October, Art in the City – Public Art and Installation Work @ River of Life, Kuala Lumpur

A selection of Malaysian artists' sculptural works will be on show for a site-specific exhibition, emphasising on Malaysia's social and environmental issues. The two sculptural designs highlight the country's poor waste management system, whereas the other focuses on the importance of having meaningful communications. Aside from combining art and science in their designs, unconventional materials such as PVC pipes, fixtures and laser-cut metal are also used in their works.

For more information, visit this website.