“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


GALLERY WEEKEND KUALA LUMPUR  2017 hosted a tapestry program blending local talent, global perspective and heritage skill, all in a world-class environment

Over 20 galleries and institutions showcased a quality and exciting range of aesthetic talent and collections.

In addition to the  varied and quality exhibition program by leading galleries and art spaces, GWKL 2017 saw curatorial tours of public institutions; interactive, artist-led projects and public art.  The thought provoking Luminary Talks attracted full house for both sessions with active discussions on Curatorial Conversations (Herwig Kempinger and Christine Boehler)  and  Creating & Collecting (Dr. Hugo Weihe and Sarah Ichioka).

Save the dates for GWKL 2018:  November 30 – December 2.

The Ride Partner for 2017 was GRAB, who supported GWKL with Promo code: GWKL2017

The Stay Partner was STRIPES HOTEL by YTL     
T: +603 2038 0000   E:  hsklresv@stripeskl.com

“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