Go now: 'Teh Tarik with The Flag' exhibition

Fourteen local artists provide their reflections and interpretations of the nation's flag.

Sean Lean, A Few Malaysia(s). Mixed media, Triptych (overall), 2018. (Photo: Wei-Ling Gallery)


The Jalur Gemilang epitomises Malaysia’s history, hybrid culture and unique complexities. To celebrate the country’s 61st birthday, Wei-Ling Gallery — in association with UOB Malaysia and the National Visual Arts Gallery (NAG) — is presenting Teh Tarik with The Flag, in which 14 local artists provide their reflections and interpretations of the nation’s flag.

The exhibition also commemorates NAG’s 60th anniversary, another reason to raise the flag and show all that it represents.

“The artists reference the Jalur Gemilang to negotiate and investigate ideas relating to identity, nationalism and citizenship as well as delve deeper to highlight the power structures they represent, and possibly conjure up new images for alliances and allegiances,” the gallery says.

Artists featured are Anurendra Jegadeva, Cheng Yen Pheng, Chong Kim Chiew, Choy Chun Wei, Fauzan Omar, Hamidi Hadi, Hasnul Jamal Saidon, Hayati Mokhtar, H H Lim, Ivan Lam, Rajinder Singh, Sean Lean, Sulaiman Esa and Yau Bee Ling.


'Teh Tarik with The Flag' is showing at National Visual Arts Gallery until Sept 17. Click here for more information.

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