Mapping the Multidisciplinary: the inaugural Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur – round-up


The inaugural Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur provided audiences with a unique insight into the Malaysian art scene, with a rich programme of exhibitions, events and talks around town.

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Contemporary Muslim calligraphy debuts in Malaysia – in pictures


To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Kuala Lumpur’s Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) is displaying its private collection of contemporary Islamic calligraphy publicly for the first time, in an exhibition titled “Nun Wa Al Qalam: Contemporary Muslim Calligraphy”, ongoing until 10 May 2014.

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Malaysian art comes out of the shadows: gallerists’ view from the ground


Three experienced Malaysian gallerists talk to Art Radar about the challenges facing their national art scene, as well as the unique flavours of Malay contemporary art and why there’s never been a better time to be an Asian artist than right now.

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Bank Negara art collection: Still growing at 50


After fifty years of collecting artwork, in 2013, Bank Negara Malaysia continues to nurture local artists and young talents as well as play a vital role in stimulating the Malaysian art market.

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