Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (July 8-14)

A round-up of the best shows in the city.

The Cēb Bah Hēp exhibition invites people to venture into the forest to experience the Batek narrative in a relevant setting (Photo: Elders of Our Forest)

These are our top picks for the week of July 8 to 14. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.


Classical Grandeur Concert by Kamerata KL
Enjoy an evening of classical music with Kamerata KL and French soloist Florent Audibert (pictured). The group will serenade the crowd with works by Antonio Vivaldi, Joseph Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn and Carl Stamitz.

Alliance Française, 15 Lorong Gurney, KL. July 10, 8.30pm. RM50. Buy tickets here.


Khoo Boon Want Solo Exhibition
Emotional and affectionate displays are uncommon in Asian culture, to the extent that looking into someone’s eyes can be considered rude. For artist Khoo Boon Want, it wasn’t until he challenged himself to sketch human features that he started to pay attention to his mother’s ageing hands and his Down Syndrome brother’s weary body. Producing these deeply intimate sketches was a pivotal point in his life as he learnt to embrace the warmth and beauty of his relationship with his family.

Oriental Art & Cultural Centre,10 & 12, Yayasan Elken, Jalan 1/137C, Batu, 5, Jalan Klang Lama, KL. Until July 14. See more here.


Cēb Bah Hēp
Multimedia project Elders of Our Forest teams up with Taman Tugu Project to exhibit photographs of Peninsular Malaysia’s indigenous Batek people in a unique outdoor exhibition held at night. Instead of a gallery wall display, Elders of Our Forest invites people to venture into the forest to experience the Batek narrative in a relevant setting. The Cēb Bah Hēp exhibition is also open during the daytime from 7am to 6.30pm until July 21.

Taman Tugu Nursery Trail, Taman Tugu PT88, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, KL. July 14, 8pm. Register here.


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