[ONLINE] Pe'el Zoom Tour with Beatrice Leong, Co-curator of Pe'el by Kide Baharuddin

Pe'el is the debut solo exhibition by Negeri Sembilan born artist Kide Baharudin. A colloquial Malay term, 'Pe'el' means 'habit' or 'behaviour', and Kide's paintings revolve around the everyday lives of Malaysians and their habits during the 1950s and 1960s. With its bold, bright colours and vivid descriptions of everyday bustles in traditional villages and post-colonial era towns, Kide evokes beautiful scenes of Malaysia from a bygone era. The scenes in Pe'el are both big and lively, such as the revelry of a traditional Malay wedding, or quiet and seemingly innocuous depictions of getting a haircut, courtship or doing laundry by the well.

In the first of a series to make arts accessible to all Malaysians and cultivate its appreciation, we bring you a virtual tour of Pe'el's exhibition at the brand new Tun Perak Co-op. In this tour, Tun Perak Co-op's founder and co-curator of Pe'el Beatrice Leong shares her history with Kide Baharudin in a tale of serendipity, and how Pe'el represents them coming full circle. An advocate for documentation, archival and collecting untold personal stories herself, Beatrice cherishes the cultural and historical significance behind Pe'el, and sees it as integral documentation of Malaysia's history from a human and personal perspective. Held in the evenings, this tour is an opportunity to experience a different side of downtown Kuala Lumpur and view the exhibition in an intimate setting to facilitate ideas and discussion.
  • The event description was updated. Diff#663511 2020-07-17 10:53:00