The largest, most significant and prestigious international visual arts feast in Malaysia — Art Expo Malaysia — is back. The 10th edition of this annual art fair will feature 60 established and reputable art galleries and groups from 30 countries who will show 2,000 pieces of artworks including paintings, sculptures, installations and photography. Read on for a list of participating art galleries, otherwise skip straight to the pictures for a sneak preview of 10 pieces to whet your appetite for the rest of the exhibition.
The Malaysian bandwagon, the largest delegation will be well represented by 100 local artists consisting of a fantastic mix of established and emerging young artists. Other exhibitors will include the usual past exhibitors and supporters such as Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, Masterpiece Auction, Bank Negara Malaysia Museum & Art Gallery, National Visual Arts Gallery Malaysia, Galeri Prima (NSTP), Art WeMe Contemporary Gallery, City Art Gallery, G13 Gallery, HOM Art Trans, Jeth Art Gallery, Nadine Fine Art, Pelita Hati Gallery Of Art, Pin Wei Zhai Art Gallery, Segaris Art Center, Taksu, Tiny Rose Gallery, TJ Fine Art, Tree & Me Furniture Design, and Yahong Art Gallery.
Art WeMe Contemporary Gallery will also represent famous China artist Sanzi, while both the art auction houses Henry Butcher and Masterpiece will showcase works by Southeast Asian artists or highlight pieces of the coming auctions.
The exhibition will run from 20-23 October 2016 at Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), so pencil those dates in to make sure you don’t miss the largest art exhibition in Malaysia this year. Admission is free.
Art Expo Malaysia Plus 2016, Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3 7728 3677, www.artexpomalaysia.com
This delightful Pumpkin Gold Edition is by the Kato Art Duo from Singapore, just in time for Fall.
Entitled ‘Old Man at Java Road,’ this piece is by artist Khairudin Zainudin represented by G13 Gallery. The medium used is charcoal on brown paper.
Quirky and colourful, artist Umibaizurah’s ‘multicoloured games’ sculptures are made of ceramic and steel.
Represented by Taksu Gallery, this piece called ‘Young Mother’ is by Anton Subiyanto. The artwork is created by using pencil and acrylic on canvas.
One of Malaysia’s biggest icons, the Petronas Twin Towers is depicted here by artist Tim Bengel using black and white sand with gold on wood.
Mixed media is used on a wood panel to create this artwork called ‘Cockscomb’ by Nonnow Naruse.
Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor created this contemporary piece called ‘Beetle Sphere’ using aluminium as well as painted and original parts from a VW Beetle.
Beautiful in all its queerness, Thai artist Leela Promwong’s work called ‘Patronage System 2’ was created using oil on canvas.
Represented by Christine Park Gallery in the UK, artist Ting Tong Chang’s thought-provoking ‘Robinson’ sculpture is made of aluminium, latex and electric components.
This delightful mordern piece is by Spanish artist Joan Miro Le Marechal, entitled ‘Des Logis’, is produced by etching and aquatint.