The Zhongshan Building Weekender

This year, the amazing community of The Zhongshan Building have prepared a series of exhibitions, installations, DIY workshops, music, talks and screenings as part of Urbanscapes 2018. The Zhongshan Building Weekender promises something for everyone!

If you happen to miss this awesome weekend, don’t worry, a few of the exhibitions will still be up throughout Urbanscapes. So, do take note of the respective timings of each event.Do also check out The Zhongshan Building’s FB Page for more info:

10 nov 2018
PETAMU Screening by Rumah Attap Library & Collective
1 pm – 5 pm

PETAMU derives from the Malay word that points to the alterations of “mapping” (Peta kamu/your map). This screening features contemporary video works that explore rural and urban areas in Peninsula Malaysia and the Malay Archipelago, raising questions of borders and locality. This is a collaboration between Rumah Attap Library & Collective (Malaysia), Open Contemporary Art Center (Taiwan) and NML Residency & Nusantara Archive (Taiwan). Free screening. Limited seats. Donation welcome.

11 nov 2018
Living with the Other: Documentary Screening
1 pm – 3 pm

A film screening of documentary “In The Dark”, by Low Watan which follows the daily lives, hopes and dreams of the visually-impaired who live and work amongst the hustle and bustle of Brickfields. Free screening. Donation welcome.

DIY Your Own Organic Pantyliner
3 pm – 6 pm

A hands-on workshop, which revitalises the ancient knowledge of using cloth pads and pantyliners. Registration required. Fee: RM 100 for materials and tools. How to register:

10 – 11 nov 2018
11 am – 7 pm

Position / Disposition, an exhibition by Alena Murang, Jerome Manjat, Kendy Mitot and Shaq Koyok is a platform for a group of young indigenous artists to explore their identities within the context of integration in a contemporary urban context. This exhibition tries to capture their pride and sense of belief in their rich heritage and experiences.

Historical Overview of Malay Modern Literature
11 am – 7 pm

An exhibition of books related to Malay Literature as early as 1920s up til 1980s

Bamboo Soba
11 am – 7 pm

An interactive installation of a bamboo slide with soba noodles travelling from one floor to another. Catch the soba noodles!

Re-imagine KL Through Music, Film and Art
2pm – 3:30pm & 4pm – 5:30pm

Presentation based on a research of how elements (music and visual art) of aborigines and indigenous people can be adapted into our films, creative art, national narrative and music without being labelled as ‘kampung’.

双(Twins) by putticoop
11 am – 7 pm

A showcase of merchandise such as T-shirts, postcards and tote bags based on 双(Twins). There will also be an art-making workshop (12pm – 3pm)

Tiny’s Lab
11 am – 7 pm

Furthering our ethos of “community building through design”, Naiise presents an in-store, miniature spatial installation in collaboration with the artist behind TinyPinc Miniatures, Ling Hooi Yin.

Formal Malaysia
11 am – 7 pm

An exhibition by Atelier Fitton on the progression of formal wear in Malaysia through the ages.

11 am – 6 pm

10 Nov: 11am – 11pm: Vinyl record swap
10 Nov: 2pm: Forum on DIY music production and music scene
10 Nov: 6pm onwards: Live music performances
11 Nov: 11am – 11pm: Vinyl and audio flea market
11 Nov: 2pm: Vinyl and music appreciation discussion
11 Nov: 6pm onwards: Live music performance

Bikin Sendiri Workshop
3 pm – 6 pm

Learn how to print your own t-shirt by using silkscreen printing technique. No registration required but seats are limited. Plain t-shirts are available for sale.

Stranger’s Phone
3 pm – 6 pm

An interactive installation using voice recording machines and playbacks of visitors thoughts and opinions of certain subjects; anonymously.

Times and Spaces
10 am – 6 pm, By registration only

This two-day filmmaking workshop is designed to encourage participants to explore Kuala Lumpur’s many cultural textures and urban rhythms. Please visit to find out how to register.

10 – 11 & 17 – 18 nov 2018
Let Me Be We
11am – 7pm

Let Me Be We is a series of 5 self-portraits placed at different locations around The Zhongshan Building, depicting the real-life women below their 50s that are less visible in the city and rarely portrayed in the mass media. By wearing and ‘becoming’ these characters, the portraits become an attempt at self-representation by reimagining a plural identity in a multicultural society.

Jalan-Jalan Typography
11 am – 7 pm

This project documents and explores everyday life typography and visual culture in Malaysia. The selected themes are old multi-lingual signages, lori sewa signages, truck lettering, vernacular typography, and sign-painters.

9 – 18 nov 2018
11am – 7pm, Closed on Mondays

A site-specific installation; a study of vanishing points and the associated line structures within the confines of a gallery space.

11 am – 7 pm, Closed on Mondays

We live in a bizarre world and often our perceptions of a situation may be skewed by our bias tendencies and individual experiences. Can we re-look at the everyday with balanced eyes?

Emotion Promotion
11 am – 7 pm, Closed on Mondays

A series of photographs on promotional banners with emotion nouns.