Art exhibitions, street art, support for autism, and self-care for the month of breast cancer awareness:

Look East Gone West: A Solo Exhibition by Ho Rui An

Dates: 26 September – 24 October 2020
Time: 12pm – 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday (via appointment only)

The title ‘Look East Gone West’ is inspired by a remark made by Margaret Thatcher during her historic visit to Malaysia in 1985, where she said to Tun M: “although, Prime Minister, you may sometimes look East and sometimes may travel East, if you look far enough East and travel far enough East, you always come to the West!” Ho Rui An’s first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia intends to investigate the so-called East Asian miracle of the late twentieth century against contemporary shifts in global capitalism.

Do note that the gallery only allows one set of visitors at all times, defined as one individual or a small group of no more than four people who are already living together.

(Image: Student Bodies by Ho Rui An. Credit: Ho Rui An / A+ WORKS of ART)

A+ WORKS of ART, d6-G8, D6 Trade Centre, 801 Jalan Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur google map
+018-333 3399
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‘Scream Inside Your Heart - New Paintings from Solitary Confinement’ by Anurendra Jegadeva

Dates: 17 September – 31 October 2020
Time: 10am – 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday (via appointment only)

Anurendra Jegadeva is one of Malaysia’s most celebrated contemporary artists who has made a name for his poetic and provocative socio-political works. His latest exhibition brings together paintings reflecting the 2020 global pandemic and the world is moving through it together and personally. In conjunction with the exhibition, Wei-Ling Gallery is hosting an online webinar on 4 October from 4pm to 5pm, where Anurendra will be discussing his artwork. To register for the webinar, sign up here.

Scream Inside Your Heart is open by appointment only. You may email for bookings and enquiries.

(Image: Anurendra Jegadeva’s ‘Scream Inside Your Heart-New Paintings from solitary confinement’. Credit: Anurendra Jegadeva / Wei-Ling Gallery)

Wei-Ling Gallery, 8 Jalan Scott, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur google map
+603 2260 1106 
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Alia B. & Supparetreat presents 'Self-Love Escapes'

Dates: 3 – 31 October 2020

A pink October initiative, Supparetreat and Alia Bastamam are organising events for the public every Saturday of the month at the designer’s showroom:

3 October: Unlocking Female Pleasure with Jasmine King
10 October: Self-hypnosis with Asha Gill
17 October: New Moon & Tea Ceremony with Liying Lim
24 October: Intuitive Flow with Hannah Lo
31 October: Full Moon Sound Bath with Sarah Lian

In support of breast cancer awareness, Alia has collaborated with artist Sofia Haron to design ‘AWAKEN’ sweatshirts in black and white. The artwork depicts lips parting ways for an eye that symbolises seeing beyond the voice, inviting us to look inward beyond what’s projected on the surface. 100% of proceeds from sales will be donated to the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM).

Each session is priced at RM75 or RM500 for all (complete package includes a ALIA.B. x SOFIA HARON sweatshirt).

(Image: Sofia Haron painting ‘AWAKEN’ at Alia Bastamam’s showroom. Credit: Supparetreat / Alia Bastamam)

Alia Bastamam, 14, Jalan Chempenai, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur google map
+603 2095 3232
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Hops & Dreams at Kwai Chai Hong

Dates: 18 September – 4 October 2020
Time: 9am – 12am

Chinatown’s revived Kwai Chai Hong is celebrating art, culture, and community this mid-autumn festival with Jade Rabbit installations around the area and it’s insta-famous red bridge. 8 talented local artists — including our December cover star Nini Marini — have designed interpretations of the legendary and mythical jade rabbit. Artist Shakir contributes with his Jade Rabbit showcased through projection mapping nightly from 7pm to 12am, but only when the weather permits. Admission is free for all.

Kwai Chai Hong @ Lorong Panggung, 50000 Kuala Lumpur google map
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"We Are All Special" Autism Charity Bazaar

Date: 4 October 2020
Time: 11am – 6pm

GSC is in the midst of its ‘We Are All Special’ autism awareness campaign, in conjunction with the release of the movie “The Specials” based on true events surrounding care for autistic children. The second and final charity bazaar and exhibition takes place this weekend where it will display artwork by Malaysian artists with autism, including Wan Jamila, Amira Daniea, Luqman Hakim, and Yuri Azzari. The artists’ works are available for purchase along with food, handmade goodies and more that support children and young adults from the Autism Café Project (ACP). This public event is open to all with no charge.

(Image credit: GSC)


Aurum Theatre, The Gardens Mall, FF-201, 4th Floor, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur google map
+603-7806 8888 (Aurum Theatre)
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