Merdeka Day for art and music lovers: Batik photo series launches at Kyo nightclub

Wondering what to do this Merdeka (National Day)?

Didn’t get invited to cop a squat with current MP out on bail and under investigation, former PM Najib Razak?

Fancy doing something at Kuala Lumpur’s most popular nightlife venue, club kyō that isn’t getting blindly drunk to Quavo? Have we got an event for you!

Local photographer, Daniel Adams will be showcasing his renowned Batik Series in the lounge area of the space, ren, starting the eve of Friday, 31 August in conjunction with Malaysia’s independence holiday.

Comprise 16 images, each showcases the diversity of Malaysia through images of different women.

Daniel started the project to feel more attached to his own culture and nationality after living abroad in the UK for several years.

“I made the decision to start creating work that was more inclined towards Malaysia and the diversity it withholds. The inspiration for this project came from the want and need to connect to my own roots.

Batik sarongs reminded me of a series of images that featured a patriotic African woman, in her tribal costume, against a beautiful cloth background. I recreated this concept to showcase Malaysia’s multi-ethnic society.”

Daniel has photographed more than 70 Malaysians to date.

Using their space for a photography exhibition is a first for kyō Kuala Lumpur: A brand built on the pillars of music, art and design, fashion and technology, they hope to use the venue as a platform for local artists of all disciplines to showcase their work.

The launch event is open to public on Friday, August 31 at ren Lounge, kyō Kuala Lumpur, from 9pm to 11pm.

Admission is RM50, inclusive of one drink.

All images are available for purchase, priced at RM1,800 each.



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