For one month only, the Von Bartha gallery will be transformed into an art school for The World Is An Art School! exhibition by British artist Patrick Brill OBE RA, who is better known by his pseudonym Bob & Roberta Smith. The space will be filled with Bob & Roberta Smith’s large-scale slogan paintings and installations. The exhibition challenges the viewer to consider the often-obscure process behind finding artistic inspiration. Visitors are also invited to add to the exhibition themselves with a number of canvases and painting materials available to use, encouraging those who partake to consider their own approach to creativity.
- When: Until 24 March
- Where: Von Bartha Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
From this month, the Oliver Malingue Gallery in London presents Surrealism: A Conversation. The show gathers iconic works of art from some of the most significant movers and shakers of the surrealist movement, including Salvador Dalí, Óscar Domínguez and Max Ernst, and will cover a period of 40 years from 1923 to the early 1960s. The show explores how the works reflect the “Surrealist Manifesto”, a text that was written in 1924 by French poet and forerunner of the surrealism movement Andre Breton. In essence, his text described the surrealist canvas as a window into another reality. Visit the show and dive right into an unknown realm.
- When: 2 March-12 May
- Where: Oliver Malingue Gallery, London, U.K.
The Centre Pompidou in Paris hosts Pago Pago: Latiff Mohidin (1960-1969), an exhibition presented by the National Gallery of Singapore in collaboration with the Musée National d'Art Moderne. Born in Malaysia, Latiff is one of Southeast Asia’s leading modernist artists and his Pago Pago series of paintings, sculptures and prints were created during the early sixties while he studied in Berlin. “This In-Focus exhibition is designed to unravel the complexities of key works that Latiff Mohidin produced in the 1960s,” explains Catherine David, Deputy Director, Musée National d'Art Moderne of Centre Pompidou and co-curator of the show. “A decade which could be characterised as a moment when Southeast Asia established itself as a locus within the major redraft of Modernism.”
- When: Until 28 May
- Where: Paris, France
Malaysian artist Nizar Kamal Ariffin presents his 2018 Siri Masa at ArtdecorKL this month. Through his characteristic bold strokes, line intersections and exuberant colors depicting lively movements toward the horizon, he explores the ups and downs of life through time. Both an optimistic and romantic production, subtle heartbeats and shapes can be seen in each artwork, reminding us that life’s struggles are an integral part of a fulfilled life and that things can change in a matter of minutes!
- When: 8-11 March
- Where: MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysian illustrator and pop artist Tiffany Choong presents her first solo exhibition Treasures of a Straits Chinese in Penang this month. Focusing on themes of identity and cultural heritage, Choong's show is a daily sketch project that continuously asks the question: “Who am I?” Born in Penang, amidst Chinese traditions and modern Western ideals, Choong’s complex upbringing in evident in her work. Visit the show for a modern perspective of traditional local cultures.
- When: Until 30 April
- Where: G Hotel Gurney Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia