Prepare yourself to the largest, most crucial and prestigious international visual art feast in Malaysia – Art Expo Malaysia! The 10th edition on this yearly art fair features 60 established and reputable galleries / groups from 30 countries, exhibiting 2,000 components of artworks (including paintings, sculptures, installation, photography) of assorted style, expression and medium, in one location.
Currently the longest-running art fair in South-east Asia, malaysia tourism is among the most public-friendly art fair on the globe, mainly 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 largest delegation, may good number of reputable exhibitors in addition to new players in the local art scene. These galleries will represent over 100 local artists, a fantastic mixture of pioneer artists, superstars, established and emerging young artists. The Malaysian works usually receive well response and good remarks through the visitors. With a strong pool of local collectors specifically collecting Malaysian Art, it is expected how the sales of Malaysian Art would be excellent.
Strong Singapore Representation
From our neighbouring country Singapore, possibly 9 galleries may take place, forming the second largest exhibitor group, which includes the esteemed Art Asia X, Art Xchange Gallery, ArtBlue Studio, Cape of Good Hope Public, Kato Art Duo, Maya Gallery, REDSEA Gallery, The Gallery of Gnani Arts, and White Space Art Asia. It is 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 utilized to showcase works by French, Russian, and Spanish artists, and often will be debuting with Korean and Indonesian works this round.
Off their elements of Southeast Asia, Myanmar is presented by Colour Cube Art Gallery, first-time participant; Thailand is represented by # 1 Gallery; Vietnam is represented by Viet Art Space, debut appearance on this art fair; Indonesia is represented by REDBASE Contemporary Art, first-time participant, which is showcasing a wonderful interesting sculpture at the main entrance in the exhibition hall (you may be impressed!)
Foreign Asian exhibitors include Hong Kong’s Chit Fung Art to display top-notch level Chinese ink masters like Jia Youfu, Pan Gongkai etc; Korea’s Zoom Gallery, in collaboration 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 probably be joining the first time. From Taiwan, the 91-year-old Taiwanese Chinese ink Grandmaster Prof. Li Chi Mao will be exhibiting few items of recent works.
Spain’s ATR Gallery booth is visitors’ all-time-favourite booth. Be mesmerized by the latest works of Spanish sculptor Jesus Curia, and pieces by Spanish master Joan Miro, and if fortunate enough, or else sold yet, pieces by Picasso!
You’ll also have 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 by reviewing the country.
In addition, there is the National Exhibition of China, presented from the Ministry of Culture China, that showcases Three to four Chinese contemporary ink artists, in a huge exhibition section of 420 sqm. On the other hand, the usual China Pavilion will shrink down in proportions, having 5 different groups participating only, so your China representation isn’t too overwhelming.
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