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Gallery Weekend 2020: Right Here! Right Now!

Right Here! Right Now! brings together five galleries across Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, and Subang Jaya, collaborating in a unique initiative, both novel and unprecedented. Joining Artemis Art are The Backroom KL, Core Design Gallery, Richard Koh Fine Art, and Suma Orientalis, each with one artist showcased, and each gallery exhibiting one artwork from each of the five participating artists, during the weekend of 9 – 11 October 2020.

Participating in Right Here! Right Now! are:
CC Kua (The Backroom KL)
Haafiz Shahimi (Core Design Gallery)
Jane Stephanny (Suma Orientalis)
Joshua Kane Gomes (Richard Koh Fine Art)
Syahbandi Samat (Artemis Art)

The idea behind this initiative is to encourage art enthusiasts to start returning to visit galleries, an activity that had all but completely ceased due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the various phases of Movement Control Order (MCO) that the nation has been experiencing since March this year. The worst hit among Malaysian visual artists have been the young artists, hence all five galleries collectively decided that the selected artists all be below the age of 35.

In total, 25 artworks are included as part of Right Here! Right Now! distributed across the five galleries. You may download the eCatalog via this link, which contains the complete collection of artworks and the profiles for the five participating artists.

Gallery Map for Right Here Right Now
Basic map for gallery locations

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).

 

The Backroom KL

The Backroom KL is located at 80A Jalan Rotan, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, on the First Floor of the Zhongshan Building in the Kampung Attap area of KL. The gallery may also be reached by calling +60 16-660 2585, should you have difficulty finding them.

 

Core Design Gallery

Core Design Gallery is located at 87, Jalan SS 15/2a, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, across the main road (Jalan Kemajuan Subang) from the E-Tiara Serviced Apartment complex. If you have difficulties finding the gallery, you may give them a call at +60 3-5612 1168.

 

Richard Koh Fine Art

While most art enthusiasts around the Klang Valley would have, at one point or another, previously visited Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA), some may not know their current gallery location. RKFA is now located at 34-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. If you have difficulty finding them, give them a call at +60 3-2095 3300.

 

Suma Orientalis

Suma Orientalis is located at 11, Lorong 11/4f, Seksyen 11 Petaling Jaya, 46200 Petaling Jaya, not far off the Federal Highway near the University Hospital. If you have difficulty finding the gallery, you may give them a call at +60 12-413 9246 to assist you in locating them.

Exhibited Works

Each of the five participating galleries is exhibiting one artwork from each of the five participating artists during Right Here! Right Now!. We will update this page to display the complete collection of works post-event. In the meantime, you may download the full eCatalog via this link, which contains the complete collection of 25 artworks, plus profiles for all the participating artists.

Below are the five works that may be seen when you visit Artemis Art. As Syahbandi Samat’s contribution is actually one artwork comprising 5 components, each of them resides at one participating gallery during the gallery weekend. To make the weekend a bit more fun – and as a small incentive – Artemis Art has printed postcards on which you may stick stickers corresponding to each of the 5 components, which you may collect at the gallery hosting the respective components. Once all 5 stickers have been collected, you get to redeem one copy of a small limited edition publication for the artwork (entitled Un-Riveted) on which Syahbandi has hand-drawn an image on the cover – each copy of the publication will have a unique drawing. Details available via this Instagram posting.

Click on the thumbnails below to view full image and details

 

Works At Artemis Art

 
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