Art Assemblage

Kuala Lumpur has been blessed with an abundance of world-class art recently, the five-month KL Biennale offering a multitude of exhibitions from both international and local talent. There’s still a chance to catch the tail end of the Biennale’s programme which wraps up at the end of this month, along with a few other exhibitions in respected galleries this March.

Swedish Dads
In Sweden, parents are entitled to take 480 days of paid parental leave when they have or adopt a child. Statistics reveal that fathers take up to 25% of those days. In this revealing exhibition, photographer Johan Bävman set out to explore how the experience of being a primary caregiver changed their lives and what effect it had on their relationships with both children and partner.

A father himself, Bävman found it difficult to acquire information on parenting from a father’s perspective, and so wanted to help others in the same position by gaining insight from other fathers. He interviewed them and photographed them in everyday situations, and decided to present this to the world in the form of this photo project. Shown around the world, Swedish Dads has made a huge impact and helped in making more men consider their roles as father and partner.

Swedish Dads
WHERE National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 10am-6pm (1-31 March)
TEL 03 4026 7000

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