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Dystopians +: a dual-location solo by Ajim Juxta

Dystopians + is in part a re-staging of Ajim Juxta’s 6th solo exhibition, Dystopians, held in June last year at Vinyl On Vinyl in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. The complete selection of works is an expanded one, and includes paintings and drawings that were originally shown in the various international art fairs that Artemis Art participated in over the last two years.

Another aspect of this exhibition that makes it unique is that it will be distributed across two different locations in Kuala Lumpur: at Artemis Art’s gallery space in Publika, and at Greydea Studio in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail.

The exhibition will open with a reception in our gallery at 4pm on Saturday, 26 September 2020. It is our pleasure to announce that the guest of honor for the opening shall be YB Tony Pua, Member of Parliament for Damansara. While Tony is better known as a politician, he is also a visual artist and someone who’s very supportive of the Malaysian art scene. Part of the afternoon opening will be an informal sketch session where Ajim and a few of his artist friends will be sketching in our gallery. All guests to the opening reception are more than welcome to join in the sketch session if they so wish to.

Following the opening, an Open Studio will be held at Greydea Studio from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday, 27 September 2020, allowing art enthusiasts and the public at large to meet and greet with Ajim, for more intimate conversation about his art and artistic career.

Dystopians + continues after the two opening events until Sunday, 18 October 2020.

Artemis Art

Artemis Art is located within the Publika Shopping Gallery, No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Within the mall, we are at Lot 21 & 22, Level G4 (of Block C5). While we are listed and easily located via Google Maps, navigating within Publika can be a challenge, particularly for those not very familiar with the mall. For assistance in locating our gallery within the mall, contact us via mobile at +60 19-664 7088 (Jamal) or +60 12-373 2188 (UC).

Greydea Studio

 

Greydea Studio Map Location

Greydea Studio Location via Google Maps

Greydea Studio is the current home of the Titikmerah Collective, of which Ajim Juxta is one of the founding members. It’s located in the Taman Tun Dr. Ismail are of Kuala Lumpur, immediately adjacent to the Taman Tun MRT station. 

Public parking is available along the curbside surrounding the shoplot block where the space is located. The entrance to Greydea Studio is located between the mid-block Rozel and Antonio’s Italian Restaurant. Alternatively, parking is also available at Hero Market (located on Jalan Wan Kadir 3, which is immediately behind the block, and less than 5 minutes walk from Greydea). Click here to view the location on Google Maps.

 

 

 

The Dystopians + publication is a modified version of the original Dystopians publication produced during Ajim’s solo at Vinyl On Vinyl in June 2019. Printed copies of the publication are available at Artemis Art and at Greydea Studio, the two locations where Dystopians + is being exhibited.

In addition, you may download a PDF copy of the publication.

Artist Profile & Exhibited Works

In 2019, Ajim Juxta achieved a new milestone in his artistic career when his sixth solo exhibition Dystopians was hosted by Vinyl On Vinyl in Manila, Philippines, making it the artist’s first international solo exhibition. 

Dystopians+ is more than merely a restaging of those works, but expands the collection to include relevant works that have mostly only been shown overseas but not in Malaysia. The complete collection of works are distributed across two locations, at our gallery space in Publika, and at Greydea Studio in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, which currently also serves as the home base for the Titikmerah collective, which Ajim is part of.

Included in the exhibition are both his paintings on canvas and his pen and ink drawings on paper. Most of these – apart from the ones from his solo in Manila – have thus far only been shown in the various international art fairs that Artemis Art has participated in over the last couple of years.

Exhibited Artworks

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Works on Canvas


 

Works on Paper

 

 
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