April 9, 2009

Next Stop: USA - The MATAHATI Coming Out Party

Ahmad Fuad Osman, Ahmad Shukri Mohamed, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Hamir Soib @ Mohamed and Masnoor Ramli Mahmud the guys who make up the MATAHATI collective are all set for their much talked-about debut to the U.S.

Matahati ke Matadunia or Matahati in the Eyes of the World will premiere at Los Angeles-based gallery DCA Fine Art. This exhibition is crucial stepping stone for bringing their art (and other Malaysian art) to a wider and hopefully accepting audience.

It'll be interesting to see how they do. We'll keep you posted. Catch the preview of Matahati ke Matadunia exhibition showcased at Galeri Chandan, April 9th - 25th, 2009 before it takes off to Los Angeles.

No 15, Jalan Gelenggang
Bukit Damansara 50490
Kuala Lumpur
Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm

chillin before the opening @ Chandan

What's MATAHATI?
Formed in 1989 while the five were studying together at UiTM, Matahati has organically morphed into a force to be reckoned with on the Malaysian art scene by averaging at least an exhibition a year while rapidly making their presense felt in the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and as far abroad as Great Britain.

Besides being bound together since uni days
by a mutual interest in current social, political, and aesthetic issues, genuine respect and like for one another, and apart from sharing a dedication to perfecting their craft, the five Matahati indivuduals work and evolve separately yet are all accomplished artists in their own right.
Ahmad Fuad Osman
To Whom It May Concern

4 Comments:

D'Rimba said...

Wah mahalnya seni,,,,bilala boleh hasilkan seni semahal itu......

farouk said...

would be NICE to have a matahati show for the malaysian market as well. A great group of artists whose time has come. Its great that Malaysian art is represented by them in L.A. or perhaps it might be better to have the water colorists represent Malaysian art like the N.A.G. recent show in London.

Anonymous said...

The N.A.G are clueless. The permanent collection is an embarrsement. All major works are in private collections. Who the hell buys on their behalf?

-whatsart- said...

Balai has a blog. Check it out!
nationalartgallery.blogspot.com

 

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