One of Malaysia’s leading contemporary art dealers holding between 10 to 15 exciting exhibitions annually, the gallery emphasises on Malaysian works of art. Talented artists who have added their works to the thoughtfully curated collections here include Nazlishah Mohd Yahya, Alif Omar, Edroger Rosili, Seeling Tan, Azizi Latif, Khairul Arshad, Fawwaz Sukri, Meor Mohd Nafis, Azrin Mohd, Hirzaq Harris, Arikwobowo Amril, Fendy Zakri, Fauzul Yusri, Farid Raihan, Nizam Abdullah, and Yusof Majid. 64, Jalan Kemajuan, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-7954 6069. OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm; Sundays by appointment only. WHAT’S HOT: Pace Gallery hosts its ‘Anniversary Exhibition’, from August 23 to September 15, which features 15 invited artists such as Ahmad Shukri, Jai, and Bayu Utomo.
SHALINI GANENDRA FINE ART
It doesn’t get much better than this for the art aficionado. Designed by eco-architect Ken Yeang, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art embraces modernity through its bare concrete walls and clean, minimalist lines, and practises sustainability with its experimental eco-friendly features such as the wind chimney, rainwater bioswales, and locally sourced materials. This stylish gallery beautifully embodies Ganendra’s lifelong passion of championing Asian contemporary art and design, with a specific focus on the very best artworks from Malaysia and Sri Lanka. The vast space accommodates room for chic entertaining as well as a lecture theatre for public programmes. The gallery’s famous Vision Culture Art Residency and the Exploring East Residency initiatives both provide artists with cross-cultural residency activities. Gallery Residence, 8 Lorong 16/7B, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-7960 4740; 03-7958 2175. OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm. WHAT’S HOT: ‘Developing Urban Horizons & Perspectives, in Malaysia’ by Chris Pole highlights oils and drawings of urban and rural landscapes cleverly superimposed with textual and literary allusions.
67 TEMPINIS GALLERY
Avid art collector and landscape architect Ng Sek San opens his doors to emerging as well as established artists from around the region to showcase their works here in his office. Wander through and admire Ng’s signature designs; his eco-friendly furniture and sculptures pay artistic tribute to nature. 67, Jalan Tempinis 1, Lucky Garden, Bangsar. Tel: 03-2282 4611. OPENING HOURS: By appointment only.
Part warehouse gallery, part green retreat, Sekeping Tenggiri boasts artworks by bold, young artists along with Ng Sek San’s permanent art collection. The house itself is a work of art and design featuring brick walls, vertical gardens, and wooden doors. 48 Jalan Tenggiri, Taman Weng Lock, Bangsar. Tel: 017-207 5977. OPENING HOURS: By appointment only.
MAP @ PUBLIKA
White Box, a 6,000-square foot gallery, and Black Box, a 250-seat experimental theatre and MAP studio, act as a catalyst for the development of art and culture with exhibitions, theatre and musical shows, stand-up comedy, and talks. Easily adaptable, this gallery is never the same experience twice. Level G2- 01, Block A5, Publika Solaris Dutamas. Tel: 03- 6207 9732. OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
Bracelet With Fire Car, silver- gilt, plastic, and metal, 10.3cm x 9cm x 7cm, 2001, Robert Baines
Suzie Wong From The Film ‘ The World of Suzie Wong’, 152cm x 152cm, mixed media on canvas, 2012, Fawwaz Sukri
Homesoil – Sekeping Pahang, mixed media, 27.94cm x 40.64cm, 2012, Bibi Chew