Art exhibitions to discover in KL and PJ in March 2022

KL and PJ are home to some of the best art galleries and exhibitions in the country, both new and established. Looking for something fun and inspiring to do this weekend? Check out these stimulating art exhibitions in the city throughout March 2022.

Dia Guild fans will want to add the fashion platform exhibition to their calendar. Titled “Recrafting Stories: A Decolonial Pursuit,” guests will learn about famous Southeast Asian artists and designers through their beautiful creations.

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, the digital art gallery features 8 female artists in #BreaktheBias: Immersive Digital Art Exhibition. At GMBB, discover and learn about the Mah Meri tribe by taking a closer look at Ari Muyang (ancestor festival).

Here is a list of some of the best art exhibitions to visit in March 2022 in KL and PJ:

Recrafting Stories: A Decolonial Pursuit at Small Shifting Space, KL

Open now until March 20.

Dia Guild pays homage to the decolonial journeys of famous Southeast Asian artists and designers through their crafts, music and literature. Divided into three parts, the exhibition will explore “How did we get here? in the first week, “Where are we now?” in the second week and finally, “Where are we going?” in the third week.

So gather your friends and head to Small Shifting Space discovering beautiful pieces from Neil Felipp from the Philippines, Garden of Desire from Cambodia, TALEE Studio from Malaysia and Argent Studio from Indonesia. The expo will also feature weekend activities by local creatives to educate guests about Southeast Asia’s creative industry.

#BreaktheBias: Immersive Digital Art Exhibition, PJ

If you’re interested in the emerging world of digital art, check out the immersive exhibition for International Women’s Day at the Digital Art Gallery. With 8 pioneering female artists, you will discover their vision of a world without prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination and a celebration of all our individual identities.

The exhibition features eight local female digital artists active in NFTs: Arda Baha, Gray Z, LakarUmbi, Jem Kosmos, Nabihah Haiyee, Oli, Jasma and Pamela Tan. All works featured in Filamen’s virtual gallery are also co-curated by Fizah Rahim of Machineast. All works are also available for viewing and purchase here.

Selamat Ari Muyang at Mah Meri at GMBB KL

In collaboration with Gerimis Malaysia, go to GMBB and learn more about Mah Meri and Ari Muyang. Fun fact: The Mah Meri are one of the 19 Orang Asli tribes in Malaysia. In light of the Ari Muyang celebration, you can learn about the Mah Meri tradition and their woven creature decorations. As stated by GMBB, these creatures are examples of how the tribe takes inspiration from their surroundings and natural environments.

catharsis by Ivan Lam at the Wei-Ling Gallery

From March 1 to April 16, 2022. 2nd Floor, Wei-Ling Gallery Annex @ Brickfields

Malaysian contemporary artist Ivan Lam presents ‘Catharsis’ as his most personal and vital series to date. The exhibition consists of five large-panel paintings focusing on his experience, understanding and acceptance of physical pain. Each painting depicts an anatomical drawing of a part of the body – the skull, inner ear, pelvis, skin and heart – that has caused pain in the past, with color codes from nervous systems to Latin names of various organs.

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This article was first published on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur

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