Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Sept 21-27)

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

To relive the days when Cantopop was at its peak, Golden Melody will pay tribute to the biggest stars of the genre (Photo: derrickrecords)

These are our top picks for the week of September 21 to 27. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.

Louise Low: Mass Against Mass 
A bold exploration of freedom, man and society, Mass Against Mass is an exhibition filled with pervasive drifting faces. Either painted or collaged, with images taken from mass publications, the faces are combined to invoke a gentle sense of indifference. With this introspective look at the existential freedom of mankind, Louise Low presents an exhibition that challenges viewers to question their own freedoms.

Suma Orientalis, 11, Lorong 11/4F, Section 11, PJ. Until Oct 3. For more info, see here.


Cabaret Series: Golden Melody 
To relive the days when Cantopop was at its peak, Golden Melody will pay tribute to the biggest stars of the genre.  A-list performers including MayJune Tan, Ruby Faye, Tan Li Yang, Dickson Chai,Toh Shir Ling and Jacqueline Teng will be performing hit songs such as Jacky Cheung’s I Just Want to Spend My Lifetime With You and music from iconic Hong Kong films like Dream Lover from Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express, this Ian Chow direction is sure to invoke nostalgic memories.

Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, KL. Sept 23-27. RM45, RM55, RM260. Buy tickets here.


Look East Gone West — A Solo Exhibition by Ho Rui An 
Ho Rui An presents an array of critical re-examinations of history and interrogates a politically charged present in his first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia. Through a lecture, video installation and film, the artist and writer looks in-depth at the 1997 Asian financial crisis. By examining the history of capitalist modernity and radical culture in East and Southeast Asia through student body movements, he approaches the subject by employing tropes from the horror genre in his film. This is an exhibition that questions the polarising discourses between East and West and is not to be missed.

A+ Works of Art, D6-G-8 D6 Trade Centre, Jalan Sentul, KL. Sept 26-Oct 24. By private appointment only. Call 018 333 3399 or email [email protected] to arrange.


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