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GALLERY WEEKEND KUALA LUMPUR: 

December 8 – 10,  2017

Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur is a novel, annual 3-day celebration of aesthetic and cultural diversity in Malaysia’s capital city. Having launched successfully last year, GWKL returns this December bringing together galleries, institutions, restaurants and hotels across Greater Kuala Lumpur.

Coinciding with Malaysia’s 60th year of Independence, Gallery Weekend 2017 aspires to promote Malaysia’s dynamic cultural scene, whilst creating connections across the globe. This year’s edition welcomes a partnership with other international gallery weekends, including Brussels and Barcelona. 

GWKL offers a unique inter-disciplinary program, which sees collaborations between textile museums, leading contemporary art galleries and restaurants.  Mapping the Multi-discipline.

“The next Berlin? Kuala Lumpur launches gallery weekend. Dealers and museums join forces to put the Malaysian capital on the art map.” – The Art Newspaper, 2016

“The inaugural Gallery Weekend KL provided visitors like myself with fast-track access to the city’s rapidly growing art scene. Well-organized and including a wide range of events, it offered many opportunities for in-depth conversation with local artists, gallerists, collectors, curators, and museum directors. Gallery Weekend KL opened my eyes to the unexpected riches of KL’s artistic culture. ” Christopher Phillips, Curator, International Center of Photography

“The GWKL is a great initiative and will undoubtedly help reinforce the identity of KL and draw strong attention over time.” Hanif Kara, Design Engineer & Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Experience the best of the arts in this urbanscape through free access to established galleries, specially curated museum shows and independent projects. Soak up the history and culture of Greater KL through architecture walks, and be inspired through talks from visionaries of the Luminary Pulse Series.  All of this—and so much more—awaits during the next edition of Gallery Weekend – a pioneering project for the international art calendar.

Mark your diary for this edition of GWKL!