Projek 555

Small observations of an on-going pandemic

16 AUGUST - 29 JANUARY 2023

In collaboration with Malaysia Design Archive. Booklet reproduction support from Ana Tomy.

Projek 555 is a collection of everyday observations and reflections in the form of a mini visual diary. At the end of 2020, and again in 2021, Malaysia Design Archive issued an open invitation where for a month, anyone who wanted to participate would receive a 555 notebook by mail to journal whatever they liked, however way they chose to. The idea was to create a space for pause, contemplation and connection through distance.



Dream of the Day

Curated by Patrick Flores

29 November 2022 - 14 May 2023 (Level 5)

I dream of the day when I shall create sculptures that breathe, sweat, cough, laugh, yawn, smile, wink, gasp, dance, walk, crawl…

The exhibition title, Dream of the Day, draws from the 1965 manifesto of the Philippine-born artist David Medalla, well regarded for his long-lasting influence in the British and global contemporary art scene since the sixties. His work, as well as those of 38 other artists from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Egypt, and Malaysia are included in this exhibition which explores a range of media, genres, and sensibilities—  from surrealism, slow cinema and trans-performance, to queer photography and feminist painting. 


Please note that the Gallery and Gift Shop will be closed on 1 February 2023 for City Day. We reopen on 2 February 2023 as per normal.

Opening Hours:
Tue - Sat, 11:00am - 7:00pm (pls note that we do not admit visitors after 6:30 pm)
Sunday, 11:00am - 5.00pm (pls note that we do not admit visitors after 4:30 pm)
Closed on Mondays & Public Holidays

 We are undertaking precautions to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff. Please follow our SOPs:

  • Only fully vaccinated visitors may enter the gallery. 
  • Children must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. 
  • Visitor capacity limited to 70 at one time in the gallery
  • All visitors are required to wear masks
  • Social distancing is encouraged throughout the gallery

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