Bazaars, art and theatre happenings to check out in January 2019


By Su Fen Tan

Bazaars, art and theatre happenings to check out in January 2019

5 January, Coffee Painting Workshop @ Commune, Sunway Velocity Mall

Have a therapeutic Sunday in this beginner-friendly class and learn how to paint and express your creativity with coffee.

For registration and more information, visit the event page.

6 – 15 January, Rethinking Editions @ OUR ArtProjects, The Zhongshan Building

Rethinking Editions features 15 visual artists from various backgrounds and practices, presenting art that has revisited or questioned the notion of ‘editions’. “Juxtaposing the idea of editions to the seemingly dynamic and responsive flow of visual arts seems akin to rule-making on creative expressions,” says independent curator Sharmin Parameswaran. “Especially in today’s hyper-digital context, where reproduced Instagram posts, memes, and GIFs are imitated, mashed, and shared into the instantaneity of digital, social, and cultural networks.” Featured artists include Ajim Juxta, Mark Tan, Rico Leong, Syahnan Anuar and Tsa Meera with Talha KK.

For more information, visit the website.

12 January, Haiku in Photographic Expressions – A Mini Workshop @ Ilham Gallery

Learn how to create visual poetry with your photographs. You’ll be guided to put together a mini-photo series which may be influenced by haikus or poems referencing the peaks of Mount Fuji and Mount Kinabalu. The workshop is led by Stacy Liu and Nadirah—both featured photographers in the ongoing Two Mountains Photography Project exhibition.

For registration and more information, please contact [email protected].

12 January, Spring Roars! Collective Market @ KLPac

Co-curated by local label Soundscape Records and Taiwan’s Emerge Music, the inaugural City Roars! Festival brings together independent artists and musicians from across the region to collaborate and showcase progressive musical ideas and genres under one roof. Also part of the festival is the Spring Roars! Collective Market, where you’ll find your fix of food, craft pieces and workshops.

For ticketing and more information, visit the website. More on the collective market here.

12 January, Travel Journaling Workshop @ CzipLee

If your 2019 resolution is to start a journal, or more specifically a travel journal, then this is a good place to start. In this workshop, the instructor Gladys will guide you to create ‘A Day in Your Life’ in sketches.

For registration and more information, visit the event page.

19 – 20 January, Sunny Side Up Market – CNY Edition @ Slate at The Row

Get your home and wardrobe ready for the Lunar New Year with a festive shopping run to Sunny Side Up Market. Featured vendors include Ficus & Jar, Naren Home, Organically Moi and Janet Pottery.

For more information, visit the event page.

24 – 27 January, In/Out @ KLPac

A devised physical theatre play about longing and acceptance, In/Out is a story of a girl who experiences the world in a unique way, exploring what it feels like to be included and excluded just for being the person you are. It is Ho Lee Ching’s second directorial work after her sold out production of OCD in 2018.

For ticketing and more information, visit the website.

Ongoing exhibitions:

Now on till 15 January 2019, Trincomalee – My Father’s Stories and the Lost Photographs @ Shalini Ganendra Advisory

Recently acquired for the private collection of the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C., Trincomalee by award-winning fine artist and photographer Liz Fernando puts the spotlight on lost images reconstructed from Sri Lanka’s collective memory and oral histories relayed to the artist by her father. This exhibition highlights the creation and deconstruction of an unfolding narrative that exposes the fragility of memories while exploring the concept of nostalgia.

For more information, visit the website.

Now on till 27 January 2019, Two Mountains Photography Project 3.0 @ Ilham Gallery

A joint photography project by Steven Lee of KLPA Events and Klee, Inc Paris Tokyo’s Naoko Ohta, Two Mountains features personal photo-stories about two iconic peaks: Mount Fuji in Japan and Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. Discover the legends, folklore and traditions of the mountains through the eyes of three selected photographers from each country.

For more information, visit the website.

Now on till 28 February 2019, GWKL: Experiencing Pudu Jail’s Graffiti @ Badan Warisan Malaysia Gallery Space (closed on Sundays and public holidays)

Part of the Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur 2018 programme, this exhibition by Dr. K Azril Ismail features images taken in 2002-03 of graffiti within the old Pudu Jail. Get a glimpse of the prisoners’ etched narratives onto the walls and join in the discourse about the process of the graffiti—was it art, or was it cumulative of cultural languages? There will be a ‘meet the artist’ session on 12 January.

For more information, visit the event page.


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