Cover Photo: Tetsuya Noda, Diary; Aug. 22nd '68

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Photographic Images and Matter: Japanese Prints of the 1970s

In '70s Japan, award-winning artist Tetsuya Noda pioneered a contemporary art movement by transforming photographic portraits of his family into prints to create unique artworks enhanced by the use of print blocks, paper and ink.

Presented by the Japanese Foundation of Kuala Lumpur, Photographic Images and Matter: Japanese Prints of the 1970s features works by Noda as well as other Japanese artists including Kosuke Kimura, Akira Matsumoto and Sakumi Hagiwara. This free exhibition is currently at Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah in Penang's Universiti Sains Malaysia from March 10 to April 8, 2022 before it travels to Sabah Art Gallery from April 18 to May 18, 2022. 

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New New

Truly an art exhibition of the people, New New features the works of established and emerging artists, curated by M Gallery owner, Muhammad Iqbal Mohd Sofian, who also runs the minimalist coffee bar in this gallery space.

This group exhibition features a wide range of techniques, forms and themes, on display from now till March 30, 2022.     

M Gallery, First Floor, 8 Jalan PJS 11/5, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor | Opens Tuesday to Friday from 9am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 6pm, Call +6016 663 0702.

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Kok Yew Puah: Portrait of a Malaysian Artist

Klang-born printmaker Kok Yew Puah is the star of this nostalgic exhibition, which features the late artist's figurative print works from the '80s and '90s.

Known for producing emotive artworks inspired by industrialised landscapes in Klang, Puah's style was heavily influenced by English artist David Hockney's pop art. Catch them at Ilham Gallery from now till April 3, 2022.        

Ilham Gallery, Level 5, 8, Jalan Binjai, Off Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur | Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am – 7pm and Sunday from 11am – 5pm | +603 2181 3003

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‘catharsis’ by Ivan Lam

Acclaimed Malaysian contemporary artist Ivan Lam's catharsis is a must-see, available from now till April 16, 2022. The exhibition features five large-panelled paintings which depict the artist's struggle with physical pain and the desire to mark those struggles on canvas rather than hide it away.        

Wei-Ling Contemporary, 2nd floor, Wei-Ling Gallery Annexe @Brickfields, 8 Jalan Scott, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur | Opens Tuesday to Friday from 10am – 6pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm | Call +603-2260 1106 for appointment to view  

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What Dreams May Come

Happening at The Backroom at The Zhongshan Building, this solo exhibition by Joshua Fitton of Atelier Fitton is an expression of the fashion designer's hopes, dreams and disappointments, illustrated rather enigmatically through a presentation of over 100 ceramic eggs, harking back to Fitton's ceramic hobby from 2019. The exhibition runs from now till April 10, 2022.

The Backroom, First Floor, The Zhongshan Building, 80A Jalan Rotan, Off Jalan Kampung Attap, Kuala Lumpur | Open on Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm - 6pm

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