Art Expo Malaysia Plus (2016) :The Most Significant and Prestigious International Visual Art Feast
The Art Expo Malaysia (AEM) is celebrating its 10th edition in 2016 as the longest running international art fair in Southeast Asia, a rainbow package of art from the East and West, from the South and Central America, apart from Central Asia. This year, the art fair runs from October 20 to 23, at Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), featuring 60 established and reputable art galleries from 30 countries, exhibiting 2,000 pieces of artworks (including paintings, sculptures, installation and photography) under one roof.
The Art Expo Malaysia Plus is an upgraded art fair in standards and procedures with a spruced up presentation. Also, ensuring that more reputable artists, bona-fide better run galleries and artwork stipulations get priority.
AEM was started in 2007 by art philanthropist Datuk Vincent Sim Tiak Choo, with the dream of having an art fair to bring together some of the finest artworks from different parts of the world to Kuala Lumpur, for public viewing. Back then, exhibition spaces were allocated to artists in exchange of artworks donation.
In 2008, his son Sim Pojinn who is a business consultant stepped in to lead, revamped the entire business model and organisation, bringing AEM a big leap forward. His brother Sim Polenn subsequently joined in 2009. They understand the importance of an art fair to the development of the visual arts industry, thus, together they upgraded AEM in meeting international expectations, made linkages with more than 80 media with outreach across 62 countries, and instrumental in getting participation of reputable galleries at home and abroad, to sustain AEM as a successful annual art fair until today!
20 – 22 October 2016: 11.00am to 7.30pm
23 October 2016: 11.00am to 6.00pm
MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah,
(formerly known as Jalan Khidmat Usaha)
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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