Gerak Rupa Ubur Penyataan 1957–1973
What does it mean to be modern? What shapes a modern experience? How did this experience in post merdeka Kuala Lumpur give rise to a new way of representing the world in painting? The exhibition Gerak Rupa Ubur Penyataan 1957 – 1973 traces the emergence of modern art as a cultural phenomenon in Malaysia in the 1960s through the early works of seven modern artists. These seven artists, Anthony Lau, Cheong Laitong, Ibrahim Hussein, Jolly Koh, Latiff Mohidin, Syed Ahmad Jamal, and Yeoh Jin Leng, participated in GRUP, a seminal exhibition which was held in Kuala Lumpur in 1967.
DATES: 29 October 2017 – 25 February 2018