A Sold Out First Solo Show by Megat Zaim Zharif
Last Friday night, 15 July 2016 saw a warm attendance by all friends, family, artists and collectors of Galeri Chandan alike at the official opening of Zaim’s solo show and we also took the opportunity as we are still in the month of Syawal, to host our ‘Raya Open House’. Clad and bedecked in our traditional Baju Kurung and Baju Melayu, our guests also feasted on traditional Eid cuisines whilst celebrating the prominent beauty of the movement moments of a prayer expressed in canvas.
De/Corum: Re-Accepting Visual Conventions Opening Night
Last Friday night, 20th May 2016, Galeri Chandan is proud to represent 11 talented young contemporary artist in Malaysia. The 15 diverse media and styles combined with the varied backgrounds of the artists themselves brings forward two significant approaches in expanding and exploring forms from its original towards the making of an artwork .
Artists Al-Khuzairie Ali, Anisa Abdullah, Danial Fuad, Edroger Rosili, Faizal Suhif, Haslin Ismail, Hawari Berahim, Abdul Mohsin Aminuddin, Safar Zin, Sarah Ameera and Shahrul Hisham Ahmad Tarmizi has indeed produced engaging and insightful art pieces, and also enable viewers to develop a fresh perspective through interacting with the artworks on display.
Fundamental Departures Opening Reception and Art Talk
Hilal Azman’s latest series of wooden kinetic machines graced our space last Friday night, 8 April 2016. Galeri Chandan received an enormous overflow of guests who were excited and keen to witness for themselves the unique kinetic deviation by this young sculptor and one of the 5 winners of the Malaysia Emerging Artist Award 2013.
The opening ceremony of Hilal’s first solo show was officiated by Prof Madya Ramlan Abdullah, a teacher and mentor to the artist throughout his degree years in Universiti Teknologi Mara. Dr. Sharmiza Abu Hassan, also an inspiration and has supervised his research studies in becoming a sculptor also attended the opening show to give her support.
The Future of Malaysian Art Project: Saya Kata Maka Saya Percaya
On the 8-25 March 2016, Galeri Chandan showcased an exhibition entitled ‘Saya Kata Maka Saya Percaya’ an initiative by Galeri Chandan under The Future of Malaysian Art project. The Future of Malaysian Art (FMA) is a special project, which serves as a platform for art institutions, organisations and galleries to come together under one roof to drive the development of art in a more holistic and cohesive approach. ‘ Saya Kata Maka Saya Percaya ‘ or simply translated ‘I Say And I Believe’ is the third project under the wide range of FMA and is an exhibition, which involves an art installation and a textual worldview wall. This textual project was sparked by Mohd Fuad Arif, a lecturer in University Technology Mara ( UiTM ) and curated by artist Nadia Zawani Hussin.
MEAA Winners Solo Exhibition, Cheong Tuck Wai at HOM Art Trans
A day after the opening of ‘Block by Block’ by MEAA 2013 winner Sabihis Md Pandi, at Galeri Chandan, Publika, the third out of five winners to pin the lapel as an MEAA Winner, Cheong Tuck Wai followed suit with his second solo show held at HOM Art Trans, Ampang on Saturday 20 February 2016. ‘Linger’ was officially opened by Kim Ng, popularly known to adopt and perfected the ‘ collagraph’ printing technique to excellence and renowned senior artist.
Galeri Chandan at START Art Fair 2015