In an unprecedented collaboration in the art world, five galleries across Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya are coming together for a novel weekend-long showcase of contemporary art. Right Here! Right Now!, conceived during the height of the Movement Control Order, is a burst of energy in a time of diam diam, of stillness.
Each of the five galleries has put forth one of their represented artists, who has been tasked with creating a series of five new works. These works will then be distributed across the galleries, with each gallery showing one work from each artist for a total of five works per space. In the playful spirit of a scavenger hunt, visitors are encouraged to travel between galleries for the full experience, driving the motion of the moment as they traipse across the city over the course of the weekend.
Featured in the shows are the following artists and galleries: CC Kua from The Back Room KL, Syahbandi Samat from Artemis Art, Joshua Kane Gomes from Richard Koh Fine Art, Jane Stephanny from Suma Orientalis and Haafiz Shahimi from Core Design Gallery. Working in painting and mixed-media sculpture, these young artists – all below the age of 35 – bring an explosive formal sensibility to their experimentations. Charting their diverse practices across the geography of the city, Right Here! Right Now! is a kinetic transposition of the gallery-as-room to the city-as-gallery. There is no time or place like the present.
_Introduction text prepared by Lim Sheau Yun
Right Here! Right Now! Art Gallery Weekend 2020