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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.


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.


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.


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.

Pace Gallery

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

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