HANIF KARA, celebrated designer, entrepreneur, structural engineer, and a current professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design will speak at the inaugural GALLERY WEEKEND KUALA LUMPUR Luminary Pulse Program. Kara will speak on the value of informed multidisciplinary practices and the impact of these practices for sustainable place-making and design-based development.
Artemis Art primarily focuses on the promotion of young and emerging artists from Malaysia and regionally, with Indonesia presently a main regional focus. With a widening repertoire and in conjunction with Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur, Artemis Art will present Presence, a group exhibition that brings together nine Malaysian visual artists, each with her or his own way of looking at life, each focusing on one of the three chronological states of being – the past, the present, or the future.
Featuring the works of young, emerging and established artists combined in one showing, Presence is also a demonstration of each artist’s endeavor in creating their own visual language, hence carve their own unique “presence” in the Malaysian visual art world, one that grows more complex, interesting, and varied with the passage of time.
One of the show’s featured artists is Ajim Juxta, a winner of the Young Art Awards at Young Art Taipei 2016.
Richard Koh Fine Art will participate at GWKL 2016. The gallery has been in operation since 2005 with a focus on Southeast Asian contemporary art. Promoting an adventurous roster of emerging and established artists, the gallery regularly mounts exhibitions locally and abroad with a commitment to emerging practices and challenging media.
For GWKL their programing will feature the exhibition ‘Descent’ by Nadiah Bamadhaj, a solo exhibiton of her charcoal drawings working with the cultural and political terrain of Indonesia. More details to follow.