It’s all about the arts this weekend with a host of activities dedicated to local talents and creative entrepreneurs. Feed your artistic soul with the works of Shafiq Nordin and Yim Yen Sum, mingle at the first edition of Artbox Malaysia, and take a burst of photos at the light installation that’s all over Instagram right now. Also happening this weekend is the Prestige KL Ball 2018, our annual celebration to kick off the holiday season!
If you like: Thought-provoking art pieces
What’s going on: In his second solo exhibition, Nordin covers the state of the nation weaved with allegorical symbolism. Interestingly, the artist has a satirical way of conveying his thoughts and ideas to do with politics through the portrayal of hybrid animals. He calls it ‘pop surrealism’.
Event details: 17 November-1 December 2018 at G13 Gallery, Ground Floor, Block B, Kelana Square, Jalan SS 7/26, 47301, Selangor
If you like: Architecture
What’s going on: Wei-Ling Gallery presents Yim Yen Sum’s first solo exhibition, which sheds light on memories linked to architecture. The artwork is created out of embroidery patchworks that mix and match different structures. Yim has already had the success of a number of public commissions and exhibited in Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Macau.
Event details: Until 21 November Wei-Ling Contemporary, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur
If you like: Festivals
What’s going on: Artbox Thailand is bringing its success to Malaysia! The pop-up market, which allows guests to shop from and support local artisans, has also been a huge hit in Singapore for the past two years. There will be clothes, accessories, and food — plus live music.
Event details: 16-18 November from 3-11pm at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur
If you like: Photography
What’s going on: Light, camera, action! The projection mapping company Filamen is throwing an immersive experience for all as part of this year’s Urbanscapes. The art show includes colourful light and interactive installations — plenty to see and do.
Event details: 14-16 November from 10am-8pm at Urbanscapes House, 2 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur