Malaysian artist Latiff Mohidin’s acclaimed Pago Pago exhibition comes to KL after premiering in Paris

Starting Aug 12, Latiff Mohidin's 'Pago Pago' body of work, comprising some 70 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints drawn from leading public and private collections in Malaysia and Singapore, will be on display at Ilham Gallery in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: National Gallery Singapore

When senior artist and poet Latiff Mohidin’s Pago Pago (1960 – 1969) exhibition premiered at Centre Pompidou in Paris in late February this year, it created quite a buzz.

Not only was it Centre Pompidou’s first solo exhibition featuring a South-East Asian artist, but it also focused on a key moment in the work of one of the region’s leading modernists: Latiff and his seminal Pago Pago series, which he developed in the 1960s.

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