Art Expo Malaysia Plus (2016)
Art Expo Malaysia Plus (2016)
Prepare for your largest, most important and prestigious international visual art feast in Malaysia - Art Expo Malaysia! The 10th edition on this yearly art fair will take place from October 20 - 23, at Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kl, featuring 60 established and reputable galleries / groups from 30 countries, exhibiting 2,000 pieces of artworks (including paintings, sculptures, installation, photography) of varied style, expression and medium, in one location.
Typically the longest-running art fair in South-east Asia, Art Expo Malaysia has become the public-friendly art fair on the planet, as it doesn'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 biggest delegation, may lot of reputable exhibitors along with beginners from my art scene. These galleries will represent a lot more than 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. Using a strong pool of local collectors specifically collecting Malaysian Art, it's expected that this sales of Malaysian Art could be excellent. Exhibitors� lineup in 2010 includes the typical past exhibitors and supporters for example Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, Masterpiece Auction, Bank Negara Malaysia Museum & Public, National Visual Arts Gallery Malaysia, Galeri Prima (NSTP), A2 Gallery, Art WeMe Contemporary Gallery, City Gallery, G13 Gallery, Galleria GermAsia, HOM Art Trans, Jeth Gallery, Nadine Fine Art, Pelita Hati Gallery Of Art, Pin Wei Zhai Gallery, Segaris Art Center, Taksu, Tiny Rose Gallery, TJ Art work, Tree & Me Furniture Design, and Yahong Art Gallery. Peter Liew works will be exhibited too, whose booth is sponsored by a corporation.
Some galleries also represent foreign artists as well; for example, Art WeMe Contemporary Gallery represents the famous China artist Sanzi; the art auction houses Henry Butcher and Masterpiece will showcase functions by Southeast Asian artists or highlight pieces of the arrival auctions.
Strong Singapore Representation
From the neighbouring country Singapore, as many as 9 galleries may take place, forming the second largest exhibitor group, which include the esteemed Art Asia X, Art Xchange Gallery, ArtBlue Studio, Cape of proper Hope Art Gallery, Kato Art Duo, Maya Gallery, REDSEA Gallery, The Gallery of Gnani Arts, and White Space Art Asia. Extremely common that galleries in Singapore represent artists of numerous 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 functions French, Russian, and Spanish artists, and can be debuting with Korean and Indonesian works this round.
Using their company areas of Southeast Asia, Myanmar is presented by Colour Cube Public, first-time participant; Thailand is presented by Number one Gallery; Vietnam is presented by Viet Art Space, debut appearance in this art fair; Indonesia is presented by REDBASE Contemporary Art, first-time participant, which will be showcasing an amazing interesting sculpture in the main entrance in the exhibition hall (you'll 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, besides the frequent exhibitor LSD Gallery, two other galleries namely Gallery UG and SHINSEIDO is going to be joining initially. From Taiwan, the 91-year-old Taiwanese Chinese ink Grandmaster Prof. Li Chi Mao is going to be exhibiting few components 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 when lucky, or even 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 from its country.
Furthermore, there is the National Exhibition of China, presented through the Secretary of state for Culture China, that showcases Three to four Chinese contemporary ink artists, at the huge exhibition division of 420 sqm. On the other hand, the usual China Pavilion will shrink down in dimensions, having 5 different groups participating only, so that the China representation isn�t too overwhelming.
Art Expo Malaysia is underneath 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, as the Royal Patron, have watched in the increase of the skill Expo Malaysia, and are pleased with its achievements and progress. As year passes, we see better quality of artworks and even masterpieces by some of the very famous names in the art world, we view increasing visitorship and more importantly the growing awareness towards art appreciation inside the public, we view increasing attention for the Expo whether it's locally or abroad as it is worth reporting about, we see participation from more countries, we view an increased sales of artworks recorded, just to mention a couple of. It is achieved through effort and painstaking effort with the organisers, where they overcome daunting challenges and obstacles, keep on striving to improve on the caliber of the Expo in every aspects to satisfy international expectation. This is actually the Malaysian fighting spirit. Hopefully the organisers would keep on adding new programmes and are available with interesting attractions, as a way to value-add also to make Art Expo Malaysia a great gift how the art enthusiasts, whether both at home and abroad, are keen to go to each year. The skill Expo Malaysia has definitely brought the visual arts industry in Malaysia a huge step forward. Syabas!�
Fair Director Sim Pojinn said, �Art Expo Malaysia promotes Malaysia Art within an international art platform, promoting local galleries and artists world widely, educating the public about art appreciation and art investment, promoting arts with a wider community (via intensive marketing) thus nurturing a person's eye towards arts in them, bolstering Kuala Lumpur being an important art hub in South-east Asia that is certainly active in art commerce and art development, as well as 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 a better success basically we improve from different aspects.�
Founder Datuk Vincent Sim said, �Looking at current economy situation, where share market is uncertain, property market is reducing, it�s a fun time for investors to honestly look into the art market. It is buyer�s market now, great time to start collecting, the previous the better, since the saying, Appreciate Art, Art Appreciates! Art Expo Malaysia may be the right place to begin your art collecting journey.�
Project Director Sim Polenn said, �Come with the fam and friends, the skill Expo promises to certainly be a good Arty experience for all those, don�t miss it, come enjoy yourself, have a very good time admiring Arts, and acquiring Arts!� Simultaneously, Polenn also emphasized with a point, �Buy art simply because you want it; if you find investment return, that�s an extra!�
Free A chance to access Art Expo Malaysia. To find out more, please contact 03-7728 3677 / firstname.lastname@example.org or get on www.artexpomalaysia.com