Should you love losing yourself in aesthetically pleasing creations, you would adore these artistic collections, each offering interesting perspectives on various themes.
Hope: Cerita Dari Lembah Harapan
Established in 1930 during the British colonial period, the Valley of Hope leprosarium in Sungai Buloh, Selangor has become a safe haven for leprosy patients. It was the largest of its ilk in the British Empire, the foremost leprosy asylum and research centre in the Commonwealth.
‘Tales From The Valley Of Hope’ in English, Cerita Dari Lembah Harapan is a showcase of authentic paintings done by the residents, vernadoc drawings, local artefacts and visuals depicting the history and management of leprosy.
WHERE National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 10am-6pm (Until 10 June)
TEL 03 4026 7000
With the usual emphases on superficial looks and functionality, the significance of a building’s design or its integration into its immediate environment is sometimes unseen. These are some of the points highlighted by Unsung Heroes, referring to those involved with a building from inception to construction.
Utilising digital renderings, projections, scale models, sculptures and further forms of expression, this exhibition puts the focus on the country’s architecture community and their many commendable contributions to the industry.
WHERE Petronas Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 10am-8pm, Closed on Mon
TEL 03 2051 7770
Rediscovering Forgotten Thai Masters of Photography
Found in this down-memory-lane exhibition is a range of images taken in Thailand from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s by seven photographers. Portraits, city scenes and the like, they are immortalised moments that provide a profound glimpse to the past.
Buddhadasa Bhiku, Liang Ewe, S.H. Lim, Saengjun Limlohakul, Pornsak Sakdaenprai, ’Rong Wong-Savun and M.L. Toy Xoomsai are the names behind these shots, their work compiled and restored by artist Manit Sriwanichpoom in an effort to lay bare the vibrant cultural face of a bygone Thailand.
WHERE ILHAM Gallery, Menara ILHAM, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 11am-7pm (Tue-Sat), 11am-5pm (Sun), Closed on Mon
TEL 03 2181 3003