Described as “putting the Malaysian capital on the art map”*, GALLERY WEEKEND KUALA LUMPUR  (GWKL  2017)   returns  8 – 10th December (Friday – Sunday), following its successful launch in 2016.  GWKL 2017 celebrates  the  quality creative  in Greater KL  and marks also  Malaysia’s 60th year of  Independence.

The GWKL marquee, with its cosmopolitan draw, is firmly grounded in a Malaysian ethos, and includes FREE  Program Highlights:

  • Exhibitions, projects and previews by the leading Galleries and Project Spaces : Shalini Ganendra Fine Art; Nadine Fine Art; G13; Interpr8; MapKLWhiteBox; Segaris; Pipal Fine Art; Artemis Art; Galeri Chandan; Gallery Taksu; Sutra Gallery; HOM Art Trans; Raksasa Studio  and Rimbun Dahan.
  • Curatorial tours and special access to major Institutions: Islamic Arts Museum; National Visual Arts Gallery; National Textile Museum and Soka Gakkai Foundation.
  • LUMINARY Program, public talks:    December 8th and 9th,  2017  to include international luminaries speaking at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and National Visual Art Gallery   –
    • Dr.  Hugo Weihe“ Collecting & Creating”.   Dr. Weihe is  past International Director of Asian Art at Christie’s; previously Specialist with Sotheby’s, New York. CEO of Saffron Art.  Collector and Advisor.  He will speak at IAMM on Dec. 9 at 3pm.
    • Herwig Kempinger, President of Visual Art Society Vienna and internationally exhibiting artist working mainly in photography; previous winner of the Fine Arts Prize of the City of Vienna and the Austrian Art Award.
    • Christine Boehler, curator, coach, writer and producer; founding Director of ERSTE Foundation, Austria, promoting Central, East and Southeast European art; founder and curator of the Literatur + Medien project between 1996-2015.
    • Sarah Ichioka, recent Director of The Architecture Foundation (UK); portfolio includes management and curatorial work for La Biennale di Venezia and Singapore’s National Parks Board.
  • Daily tour of the Zain Azahari Collection, one of the most respected private collections of Malaysian Art, open to the public in exclusive collaboration with GWKL.  (The tapestry of narratives and personalities which underpin the collection will be explored and discussed by Mr. Azahari himself.)
  • Curatorial tours of Islamic Arts Museum, National Visual Arts Gallery and National Textile Museum.

Also Gourmet partnership feature, to include special menus by Marini’s on 57,  Marini’s Grand Café,  Marble 8,  Chef Adu (Textile Museum Café), Tujoh Cafe  and other premiere gourmet.

Grab Car : Promo code:  GWKL2017

Stay Partner:  STRIPES Hotel by YTL,  promo code:  GWKL2017

Refer to for program developments. For information on KL’s cultural platform, see  CULTURE CONNOISSEUR:

Supported by:
CENDANA;  The Marini’s Group;  GRAB,  Stripes Hotel  Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia;  The Austrian Embassy, Kuala Lumpur;  MyCreative;  SGFA & Timeless Green.

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