13 Jan Artemis Art 2.0
Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in the Artemis Art story, with the opening of our new gallery space.
We’re now part of Publika proper, and much closer to where all the art action is! The new gallery is nestled between Galeri Chandan and interpr8 art space, on Level G4 (Block C5) of Publika Shopping Gallery.
To launch the new gallery space, we are indeed fortunate and privileged to host the Cracko Art Group’s “Circus” Exhibition, on the second leg of its tour after being in Penang’s ChinaHouse in November 2012.
Visitors to the new gallery will see a starkly different Artemis Art – for one, we’ve decided to go all-white, and we’ve also made it a lot neater compared to the old gallery. And although we now have a much smaller space compared to our first gallery, we think that the art experience will be enhanced with the new gallery’s compactness.
We started construction of the new gallery about two months ago (give or take), and it has been a very unrestful two months for team Artemis. But as we started the final set up yesterday, there was a sense of surreal elation as we saw it all come together.
And come together nicely it certainly has.
A new gallery, however, doesn’t mean that our core mission has changed. Artemis Art remains committed to promoting young art and artists, as well as lend a hand when we can to the cause of promoting a heightened level of appreciation for the arts. Our hosting of “Circus” toÂ inaugurateÂ the opening of our new gallery Â is testament to this.
Without a doubt, the future of the Malaysian art scene lies with the young – artists and collectors alike. The young artists we’ve had the privilege to meet over the last year or so have shown us an unwavering commitment to their craft, and where and when we can, Artemis Art remains committed to helping promote them.
There are many people to thank for helping us get to where we are today. Too many, in fact, to name in person. But we certainly do appreciate the advice and support that has been rendered to us. And we shall be for ever grateful.
And so today, January 13, 2013, we say goodbye to the opening chapter in our journey…
… and welcome the start of a new chapter.
Team Artemis – U.C. Loh, Claire Skelchy, and me, S. Jamal Al-Idrus – invite you to share our new beginning to the continuing adventure in art. Welcome to Artemis Art 2.0.
p.s. CAG’s “Circus” Exhibition officially opens today at 3pm, but do drop by earlier if you’re in the vicinity. We’re now located at Lot 21 & 22, Level G4 Publika @ Dutamas (Block C5 Solaris Dutamas).