GALLERY WEEKEND KUALA LUMPUR
“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
ART FOR ALL.
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 programs, GWKL 2017 saw curatorial tours of public and private collections, artist-led projects, public art, bespoke city tours and workshops. The popular 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.
“This is a brilliant initiative to showcase the rich heritage and new artistic impetuous coming out of the region, a most memorable few days.” Dr. Hugo Weihe, CEO Saffron Art, former Asia Director Christie’s
The KL Gallery Weekend was a fabulous possibility to become familiar with the art and culture of Malaysia that is not so well known in Europe. A few wonderful days of exchange, inspiration and discoveries that were so much more interesting than just visiting the same places again and again. Definitely a big step in the right direction. Herwig Kempinger, Director, Vienna Secession
“Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur 2017 provided expert insights into its city’s burgeoning contemporary art scene and cultural infrastructure. The lively and informative programme introduced us to the wide range of galleries, museums, and arts professionals active across KL’s far-flung urban districts, helping to better appreciate contemporary Malaysian art in an international context.” Sarah Ichioka, Design and Arts Commentator
“The 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, Curatorr & Advisor, ICP
“The GWKL is a great initiative and will undoubtedly help reinforce the identity of KL and draw strong attention over time.” Hanif Kara, UK. AKTII, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design