The use of a localized Malaysian theme for art exhibitions is quite common but one which dwells fully on our tropical fruits would surely be the first. Held at artistic mall Publika is the group exhibition entitled Makanlah Buah-buahan Tempatan exhibition 2013 which literally means eat local fruits.
The show is a direct reference to the primary school art classes when the local fruits are commonly used as the subject matter. The show will be gathering 40 local artists who will be promoting the local fruits through their respective body of work while invoking the memories of the schooling years when teachers made students sketch the likes of nangka, durians and rambutans.
The exhibition is intended to celebrate and appreciate our own Malaysian art and design culture while using a subject matter which is close to heart and very Malaysian. This will otherwise be an interesting exhibition where there will be 2 and 3 dimensional artworks for all to see. In celebrating our homegrown culture, the artists are given the freedom to express themselves in just about any way they want. Among those who are involved in this show are Andrew Chew, Chris Wong, Ellie See, Tan Sueh Li and Zee Tee, among many others.
Opening hours: 12th to 14th July 2013,10.00am to 10.00pm