GWKL celebrates multi-disciplinary narratives and practices of contemporary creativity and culture, through accessible and inclusive programming, in Kuala Lumpur and through virtual presence.   At venues throughout the city,  the programming presents a quality, eclectic vision with features from participating institutions, galleries, project spaces, artists and collections. In support of GWKL’s commitment to sustainability, the 2021 Luminary Forums took place virtually, giving every attendee front row seating! 


The UNESCO Observatory honoured the GWKL through publication of the Arts in Asia issue dedicated to commentary on the marquee. Read more.


The GWKL Luminary Programme presented renowned creators: curators, artists, museum directors, critics, and commentators, both global and local, for audience appreciation and discourse. See WEBINAR for more information and links to Luminary Session recordings.

GWKL annually recommends important institutional, gallery, independent project and other creative features, many of which continue to be relevant throughout the year, albeit with changing programmes. Keep sight of happenings by connecting with Recommended.

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A new feature to engage with heritage, public art, histories, diversity and contemporary dynamics – in known and discreet corners of Kuala Lumpur.

“Like all art worlds seeking to enhance their ecologies, the Malaysian cultural scene needs a platform like GWKL to bring creative agents of various persuasions together to see art and to talk about it.”

Patrick Flores
Curator, Venice Biennale 2022 and Singapore Biennale 2019