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Fashion critics have said this before: ‘If your design goes awry, it’ll turn out like an art poster’. But who says that merging art and fashion has to be a catastrophe? ‘The Garden of Hidden Desires’ overlaps art and fashion, and puts paid to the idea that these two worlds don’t belong together.
For centuries, designers have taken cues from art to conceptualise amazing collections. ‘The Garden of Hidden Desires’ will probably be the first in the country to juxtapose contemporary Malaysian art against the creations of some of the country’s most eminent fashion designers. You’ll see the distinguished Tom Abang Saufi, Michael Ong and Sonny San trading their creativity with budding artists such as Samsudin Wahab, Cheng Yen Pheng, Justin Lim and of course, Munkao – the intriguing artist best recognised for his illustrative and conceptual prowess.
‘Hidden Desires’ is perceived as repressed thoughts and actions as a result of unrequited love. The artworks answer the question: ‘What are the lengths that people go to to hide these desires or thoughts?’. And if these ‘desires’ are unleashed, what are the repercussions? These thoughts are astutely translated onto sculptures, paintings and installations while the designers will each be presenting an evening gown. ‘Garden of Hidden Desires’ lowers the barriers between people and art, and encourage the audience to seek the underlying inspiration behind each alluring creation. Kong Wai Yeng
Wei-Ling Contemporary, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 017 887 7216
From: Jun 6, 2011 To: Jun 30, 2011
Advance booking: No