AGENDA Robb Report Malaysia presents this month’s most aesthetically pleasing picks for your viewing pleasure.
FASHIONED FROM NATURE
With France passing the bill to eliminate all things plastic – is it really a coincidence that recycled materials take centre stage at the V& A Museum? Jokes aside, viewers get a first look at the Calvin Klein gown made of recycled plastic bottles, made famous by trendsetter darling Emma Watson at the 2016 MET Gala. Other exceptional pieces being showcased include a bag crafted from pineapple fibre. Talk about sustainable fashion! Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, London When: 21 Apr to 27 Jan 2019 Tickets: £12 (RM65)
ART BEIJING 2018
Focused on its core concept of being “locally based, and Asia-oriented”, the Beijing-based fair is set on becoming the centre of China’s art market this month. The event has served some of China’s largest art organisations and looks to integrate the country’s significant weight in domestic art. It will include four sections: contemporary art, classic art, design and public art. Where: National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing When: 29 Apr to 2 May Tickets: TBA
Explore the sartorial lives of ladies in the Royal Family by viewing designs worn by successive generations. Arranged in the exposition of a ‘ family tree’ layout, highlights include a grey silk satin ball gown worn by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, a stunning dress and cape made by Hartnell worn by Queen Mary, and the wedding dress of Alexandra, Princess of Wales. Where: Fashion Museum, Bath, UK When: Now to 28 Apr 2019 Tickets: From £ 7 (RM38)
WEI LIGANG: LUMINOUS BIRDS
This series of works is inspired by the contemporary Chinese ink artist’s visit to Indonesia in the summer of 2017. He draws on his experience and challenges from his immersion into a foreign culture and creates a wide-ranging body of work. The paintings capture his eclectic creative processes such as the colours of the tropical scenery, patterns of batik fabrics and local Indonesian architecture. Where: Gajah Gallery, Singapore When: Now to 8 Apr Tickets: Free