Art Expo Malaysia Plus (2016)
Prepare yourself to the largest, most crucial and prestigious international visual art feast in Malaysia – Art Expo Malaysia! The 10th edition with this yearly art fair will require place from October 20 – 23, at Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kl, featuring 60 established and reputable art galleries / groups from 30 countries, exhibiting 2,000 items of artworks (including paintings, sculptures, installation, photography) of varied style, expression and medium, under one roof.
The longest-running art fair in South-east Asia, Art Expo Malaysia is among the most public-friendly art fair in the world, because it will not charge any entrance fee, Free Admission since its inception in 2007! (Entering art fair in Singapore would cost about RM 80; entering art fair in Hong Kong would cost about RM 135)
The Malaysia bandwagon, the greatest delegation, have a good number of reputable exhibitors along with beginners from our art scene. These galleries will represent a lot more than 100 local artists, an incredible combination of pioneer artists, superstars, established and emerging young artists. The Malaysian works usually receive well response and good remarks through the visitors. Having a strong pool of local collectors specifically collecting Malaysian Art, it can be expected that the sales of Malaysian Art could be excellent. Exhibitors� lineup this coming year includes the most common past exhibitors and supporters including Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, Masterpiece Auction, Bank Negara Malaysia Museum & Memorial, National Visual Arts Gallery Malaysia, Galeri Prima (NSTP), A2 Gallery, Art WeMe Contemporary Gallery, City Gallery, G13 Gallery, Galleria GermAsia, HOM Art Trans, Jeth Memorial, Nadine Art work, Pelita Hati Gallery Of Art, Pin Wei Zhai Public, Segaris Art Center, Taksu, Tiny Rose Gallery, TJ Fine Art, Tree & Me Furniture Design, and Yahong Public. Peter Liew works is going to be exhibited too, whose booth is sponsored by the corporation.
A few of these galleries also represent foreign artists also; as an example, Art WeMe Contemporary Gallery represents the famous China artist Sanzi; both art auction houses Henry Butcher and Masterpiece will showcase operates by Southeast Asian artists or highlight items of next auctions.
Strong Singapore Representation
From your neighbouring country Singapore, as much as 9 galleries are participating, forming the second largest exhibitor group, such as the esteemed Art Asia X, Art Xchange Gallery, ArtBlue Studio, Cape of excellent Hope Public, Kato Art Duo, Maya Gallery, REDSEA Gallery, The Gallery of Gnani Arts, and White Space Art Asia. It’s quite common that galleries in Singapore represent artists of various nationalities. Art Xchange Gallery mainly represents Indonesian artists; ArtBlue Studio mainly represents Vietnamese artists; Kato Art Duo mainly represents Japanese artists; REDSEA Gallery employed to showcase operates by French, Russian, and Spanish artists, and definitely will be debuting with Korean and Indonesian works this round.
Off their parts of Southeast Asia, Myanmar is represented by Colour Cube Art Gallery, first-time participant; Thailand is represented by Number one Gallery; Vietnam is presented by Viet Art Space, debut appearance with this art fair; Indonesia is presented by REDBASE Contemporary Art, first-time participant, which will be showcasing a wonderful interesting sculpture in the main entrance from the exhibition hall (you will be impressed!)
Foreign Asian exhibitors include Hong Kong�s Chit Fung Art to display top-notch level Chinese ink masters such as Jia Youfu, Pan Gongkai etc; Korea�s Zoom Gallery, together with Nine Gallery, presents fascinating works of strong Korean identity. Meanwhile, from Japan, aside from the frequent exhibitor LSD Gallery, two other galleries namely Gallery UG and SHINSEIDO will be joining the very first time. From Taiwan, the 91-year-old Taiwanese Chinese ink Grandmaster Prof. Li Chi Mao will likely be exhibiting few components of recent works.
Spain�s ATR Gallery booth is visitors� all-time-favourite booth. Be mesmerized with the latest works of Spanish sculptor Jesus Curia, and pieces by Spanish master Joan Miro, and when fortunate, or else sold yet, pieces by Picasso!
There will also be an Embassy Zone, which sees participation from 13 Embassies, i.e. Argentine, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, France, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Mongolia, Philippines, Romania, Russia (debut appearance). Each Embassy proudly represents one selected solo artist from the country.
Additionally, there is also the National Exhibition of China, presented with the Secretary of state for Culture China, that showcases 3 or 4 Chinese contemporary ink artists, with a huge exhibition part of 420 sqm. On the other hand, the typical China Pavilion will shrink down in size, having 5 different groups participating only, in order that the China representation isn�t too overwhelming.
Art Expo Malaysia is within the Royal Patronage of Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Perlis, DYTM Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra ibni Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail, and DYTM Tuanku Hajjah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil. �We, because Royal Patron, have watched over the growth of the Art Expo Malaysia, and they are satisfied with its achievements and progress. As year goes on, we view better of artworks as well as masterpieces by a few of the extremely famous brands from the art world, we view increasing visitorship and most importantly the increasing awareness towards art appreciation from the public, we view increasing attention for the Expo whether it is locally or abroad because it is worth reporting about, we view participation from more countries, we percieve a better sales of artworks recorded, simply to mention several. It is achieved through work and painstaking effort by the organisers, where they overcome daunting challenges and obstacles, continue striving to improve on the quality of the Expo in every single aspects to fulfill international expectation. Here is the Malaysian fighting spirit. Develop the organisers would carry on adding new programmes and come on top of interesting attractions, so that you can value-add as well as make Art Expo Malaysia something special that the art enthusiasts, whether fitness center abroad, wish to see yearly. The skill Expo Malaysia has definitely brought the visual arts industry in Malaysia a huge revolution. Syabas!�
Fair Director Sim Pojinn said, �Art Expo Malaysia promotes Malaysia Art in an international art platform, promoting local galleries and artists world widely, educating the general public about art appreciation and art investment, promoting arts with a wider community (via intensive marketing) thus nurturing a person’s eye towards arts inside them, bolstering Kuala Lumpur being an important art hub in South-east Asia that is active in art commerce and art development, in addition to networking within the community. Following last year�s success of recording RM 16.9 million sales of artworks as well as a visitorship of 24,200 people, hopefully to attain an increased success each of us improve from various aspects.�
Founder Datuk Vincent Sim said, �Looking at current economy situation, where share companies are uncertain, property companies are slowing down, it�s fun for investors to significantly check out the art market. It can be buyer�s market now, great time to get started on collecting, the previous the higher, because the saying, Appreciate Art, Art Appreciates! Art Expo Malaysia will be the right place to begin your art collecting journey.�
Project Director Sim Polenn said, �Come with your loved ones and friends, the Art Expo intentions to be described as a good Arty experience for those, don�t miss it, come and enjoy yourself, have a very good quality time admiring Arts, and acquiring Arts!� At the same time, Polenn also emphasized over a point, �Buy art because you like it; if there is investment return, that�s an added bonus!�
Free Admission to Art Expo Malaysia. To learn more, please contact 03-7728 3677 / email@example.com or visit http://www.artexpomalaysia.com