Following up on the Discovering Beauty exhibition held last year, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) is now presenting the Awakening of Love – The Female Figures as Subjects in Art exhibition, which showcases artworks in SGM’s collection.
Part of the Kuala Lumpur Biennale 2017, Awakening of Love contains 53 exhibits that touch on “various inner qualities of humankind through this parent body that nurtures life, and the female body which is also the symbol of humankind.” The collection is a diverse one, ranging from multiple eras, culture and mediums, and is placed under four sections: Myth and Legends, Motherly love, Devotion of Women, and Individual Uniqueness.
The exhibition will also feature the works of revered artists, such as expert of Chinese ink, Zhang Daqian; surrealist painter Salvador Dali; contemporary American sculptor, Arman; and US-based Chinese oil painter Li Zijian. Malaysian and Singaporean artists will also lend their weight, including Yong Mun Sen, Liu Kang, Redza Piyadasa, Tan Tong and batik master Tay Mo Leong.
In conjunction with this exhibition, SGM has arranged two special sharing sessions. Strong and beautiful in their own right, each woman has her own inspiring story to tell. Details are as stated below:
Session 1 : “Listen to HER story – With Grit and Grace, Glow ever brightly”
– Yee Siew Kein, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner in Malaysia Committee
– Michelle Lee Cheu, Music Producer; Singer; Songwriter
– See Wan Ni, National Athlete in short track speed skating
– Alicia Lok, Educator
Moderator: Tey Mee En
Date: 4 November 2017 (Sat)
Venue: Auditorium, 4th Floor, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM
Session 2 : “Listen to HER story – Love, beyond time and space”
Speaker: Sylvia Lee Goh, Renowned Artist
Date: 2 December 2017 (Sat)
Venue: Hong Wen Exhibition Hall, 7th Floor, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM
Admission is free and open to the public for both sessions, but registration is required. To register, visit sgm.org.my/aol_booking
(Programme details are subject to change)