Events at the National Art Gallery – 2022-2023

In June 2022, the National Art Gallery reopened its doors after being closed for 2 years. Since the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the National Art Gallery closed for upgrading and renovation in August of that same year.

It has been 2 years ever since and in June 2022, the National Art Gallery started operating again after a makeover.

Below are the events coming up in the near future.

SINGLE

SINGLE or Hanya Satu is an upcoming event organized by the National Art Gallery which is to honor the young contemporary artists in the country.

Set to be on show in the main lobby of the National Art Gallery, it will be the perfect show for artists who have established themselves with a good body of work and made their names in both the local and international scenes.

The 3 artists who have been selected are Red Hong Yi, Saiful Razman and Shafiq Nordin. SINGLE is an exhibition that showcases new artworks covering installations, sculpture, mixed media and others.

NUSA (2022-2025)

This exhibition is set to be on display at Reka, Tun Razak, 2A, 2B and 3B, it was to be the main show to usher 2022.

The works on show will be taken from the National Collection and which means there will be more than 400 pieces of artwork on display.

For this exhibition, NUSA dwells in the diverse culture that Malaysia is known for. This will showcase the range of works that will focus on the major concepts visually that express the rich culture of the country.

As such, more than 400 works have been selected through a wide range of segments covering superdiversity social fabric, historiography, mythology and others.

Over the years, the National Art Gallery has collected some of the most remarkable artworks across the region and locally. For NUSA, some of the masterpieces that have been selected include:

  • Kampung Nelayan by Chung Chen Sun – This Chinese brush painting of a fishing village is a National Heritage
  • River Pergau State of Kelantan by William Samwell back in the 19th century
  • Works by Syed Ahmad Jamal, a National Laureate, Chuah Thean Teng and national art icon Latiff Mohidin
  • Ahmad Fuad Osma’s Enrique de Malacca Memorial

Lain Macam

This is an initiative organized by the National Art Gallery. The event is between the 2nd and 15th of December 2022.

10 artists will be involved and they will spend 14 days at the DIKAKI Tower House Gunung Raya, Langkawi. The selected artists are both local and abroad and will be ‘camping’ and producing artwork from their respective fields.

On the 10th of December, there will be an Open Day where art lovers and members of the public are invited to view how the artworks are produced by the artists in residence and many other activities.

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