Have A Culture-Filled Weekend Of Local Art At GMBB & Avenue K Shopping Mall

Have A Culture-Filled Weekend Of Local Art At GMBB & Avenue K Shopping Mall

With 128 artists participating, the Telur Pecah exhibition is back at GMBB mall for its second season, while Margaret Lau is bringing her solo exhibition to Malaysia to share the world of delicious and nostalgic local foods. (Left: Image by @telurpecah_gmbbkl. Right: Images courtesy of Margaret Lau.)

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We could all use a momentary burst of joy or a few inspiring thoughts to take our minds off of troubles from time to time. And what better way to experience it than stepping into a display of one-of-a-kind art and incredible visual storytelling?

If you’re looking to explore your creative side, check out these two shows:

Telur Pecah 2.022, GMBB

From now through 13 November 2022, 128 independent local artists will showcase over 300 works at Telur Pecah, a contemporary art show organised by Malaysia’s creative community mall GMBB and founded by curator Philip Wong.

Telur Pecah 2.022 includes 10 broad categories determined by the artists’ profiles. Artists are not restricted in how they express themselves within the categories, therefore a wide variety of mediums, from oil paintings to sculptures, are on display.

The categories of Telur Pecah 2.022, with names like MUSE, INSIDE OUT, GENERATION, and FUTURE demonstrate the openness that emphasises the variety of Malaysian artists.

This is in contrast to INDIGENOUS, which highlights works by Orang Asli artists whose indigenous roots are a fundamental element and characteristic of their art, while GIFTED showcases the skills of special needs children regardless of handicap or condition. Meanwhile, INSIDE OUT gives graffiti artists a unique chance to paint a building’s inside rather than its exterior, fostering inclusivity even with historically contentious genres like graffiti.

Telur Pecah 2.022 is being held at Kesana-Kesini, on level 3A of GMBB and is open every day from 11am to 8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend for free, and paintings on display are available for purchase.

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Nostalgic Snacks Hyper-Realistic Art Exhibition, Avenue K

Artist Margaret Lau returns to Malaysia after recent success in Hong Kong with a solo show showcasing a world of delicious and nostalgic traditional Malaysian snacks. The series of snack food illustrations, which will be on display at Avenue K Shopping Mall, aims to conjure up warm feelings, a sense of normalcy, and sustenance.

The paintings are set against the backdrop of contemporary global events and the precariousness of human life. It’s also the culmination of many years of reflection on childhood memories of sharing and celebrating brighter times, one’s self, and death during lockdowns.

A total of 22 paintings of varying sizes rendered in a hyperrealistic style will be on display at the Nostalgic Snacks Hyper-Realistic Art Exhibition. The list of popular local foods to look out for includes Popo Muruku Ikan Original, Mamee Monster, Super Ring, Mimi, and Cheezels.

The exhibition is open every day from 25 to 30 October 2022, from 10am to 10pm.

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A journalist by profession, self-proclaimed horror movie expert by passion. Danisha needs to spend more time watching sunsets than Netflix. Ultimately, she's just another girl figuring out her place in the world in between the multitudinous demands of adult life.