Prepare for your largest, most critical and prestigious international visual art feast in Malaysia – Art Expo Malaysia! The 10th edition of this yearly art fair features 60 established and reputable galleries / groups from 30 countries, exhibiting 2,000 bits of artworks (including paintings, sculptures, installation, photography) of numerous style, expression and medium, under one roof.
Typically the longest-running art fair in South-east Asia, malaysia art exhibition is probably the most public-friendly art fair on the planet, as it won’t 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 most important delegation, have a good number of reputable exhibitors in addition to beginners from your art scene. These galleries will represent over 100 local artists, an excellent blend of pioneer artists, superstars, established and emerging young artists. The Malaysian works usually receive well response and good remarks from the visitors. Which has a strong pool of local collectors specifically collecting Malaysian Art, it is expected the sales of Malaysian Art would be excellent.
Strong Singapore Representation
From our neighbouring country Singapore, possibly 9 galleries could happen, forming the second biggest exhibitor group, which include the esteemed Art Asia X, Art Xchange Gallery, ArtBlue Studio, Cape of Good Hope Gallery, 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 used to showcase operates by French, Russian, and Spanish artists, and often will be debuting with Korean and Indonesian works this round.
Using their company aspects of Southeast Asia, Myanmar is represented by Colour Cube Art Gallery, first-time participant; Thailand is represented by Top rated 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 is to be showcasing a fantastic interesting sculpture with the main entrance from the exhibition hall (you will end up impressed!)
Foreign Asian exhibitors include Hong Kong’s Chit Fung Art signifying 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 very first time. From Taiwan, the 91-year-old Taiwanese Chinese ink Grandmaster Prof. Li Chi Mao will probably be exhibiting few pieces of recent works.
Spain’s ATR Gallery booth is visitors’ all-time-favourite booth. Be mesmerized from 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!
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 looking at the country.
Moreover, there is also the National Exhibition of China, presented by the Secretary of state for Culture China, that showcases Three or four Chinese contemporary ink artists, in a huge exhibition area of 420 sqm. However, the standard China Pavilion will shrink down in proportions, having 5 different groups participating only, so that the China representation isn’t too overwhelming.
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