GALLERY WEEKEND KUALA LUMPUR
“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
Lead by SGFA, GALLERY WEEKEND KUALA LUMPUR has been noted as “putting the Malaysian capital on the art map. ” (The Art Newspaper) Built on the enduring success of its launch in 2016, the subsequent 2017 edition surpassed the ambitions and merit of its predecessor, with a dynamic Program, including exhibitions, talks and tours, highlighting the best of Malaysian cultural talent. Developing on from its beginnings, the GWKL 2017 marquee was noted as “unfurling its artistic fabric, GWKL pushes the city to collaborate in unprecedented ways, generating self-awareness amongst various galleries, centres, institutions and arts professionals. Importantly, this provides a starting point from which to discuss how the city's identity could be mapped in the future.” (Ocula)