Kwai Chai Hong is gaining is popularity since they have started about 2 years ago. with constant different themes being organize at the area had been drawing alot of tourist from both local and international before covid period. Now withour CMCO status, Kwai ChaiHong Presents Everlasting Beauty Featuring A New Art Sculpture and Traditional Fabric Dye.
Transforming an alley into a signature cultural icon now. A hidden alley where you have to locate to take some instagramable shots. This area is a restoration project of heritage 10 shophouses and a laneway hidden in between Lorong Panggung and Jalan Petaling in Kuala Lumpur, has consistently introduced exciting art installations and activities to transform the space. Marking the year 2021 by presenting a new permanent art sculpture by Alice Chang of Lai Lai Art Studio and a traditional fabric-dye installation in an effort to celebrate Chinese culture and heritage. classic combination of art culture to the streets.
Drawing from a central theme of “Everlasting Beauty”, this installation pays tribute to the classic Wan Shou Wu Jiang (万寿无疆) porcelain design which is often found in the homes of Chinese families, and is also infused with inspiration from the popular Chinese floral design, Bao Xiang Hua (寳相花). Together with Alice, Kwai Chai Hong presents a masterpiece sculpture made from hundreds of porcelain pieces created as an expression of turning waste to adoration, giving it a new lease of life. The idea came about when Alice saw how a beautiful porcelain plate that has served hundreds of memorable dinners was disposed-off instantly the moment it was chipped. Chinese superstition believes that a chipped plate is an omen of misfortune.
“There is so much memory behind these plates that it breaks my heart to see them thrown away. Now I can give it a new purpose; an art-piece that people can appreciate for a long time,” Alice said. Thus, the creation of “The Lady” (小姐) sculpture now sits gracefully to greet visitors as they enter Kwai Chai Hong. This concept is further channeled through the installation of a setup mimicking a traditional fabric-dye factory with colourful textile hanging over bamboo stilts to dry. With the help of technology and in collaboration with Epson Malaysia, the traditional fabric-dye installation represents how old and dying crafts are innovated and transformed into various forms, including art.
who would imagine this place is deck up with such a classic beauty.
Swing by to take many pattern pattern shots like me. Still failed. What about you?
Kwai Chai Hong will be open to the public daily from 9am to 12 midnight, with strict SOPs observed within the vicinity. The Everlasting Beauty art installation will be available from 26th March to 2nd May 2021. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness the traditional fabric-dye art installation like never before.