The Local Aesthetic
In one of the busiest stretches of my life, I seeked out a number of quiet spots in the middle of the city, where I re-discovered a lifelong interest - Art. Despite having spent many hours in some of the world's most famous art galleries, I knew next to nothing about the visual arts scene in Malaysia.
The first exhibition which piqued my interest was Hamidi Hadi's "Antara" at Wei-Ling Contemporary, conveniently located right next to my office block. After visiting a number of galleries around town over the past few months, Hamidi remains my favourite Malaysian artist, whose work is also my first ever purchase of a contemporary art work.
The second event that sparked me to go on a KL art gallery visiting run, was the release of the Narratives in Malaysia series, which gave me a good introduction to Malaysian visual arts. Highly recommended for an entry-level introduction to Malaysian art and its history.