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Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur (GWKL)

It is our utmost pleasure to announce that Artemis Art will be participating in the inaugural Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur, or GWKL for short, scheduled for November 25 to 27, 2016.

GWKL is an initiative that combines local artistic talent, global perspectives and focus on heritage, and participating in this initiative will be several prominent galleries and institutions. All the programs slated for GWKL are free of charge, however registration may be required for some of the events. Program details may be found on GWKL’s website, plus periodic updates on GWKL’s Facebook page will keep you up to speed with the activities organized by the various participating galleries and institutions. 

Artemis Art will staging Presence, a group exhibition featuring nine Malaysian visual artists, a showcase of works demonstrating each artist’s endeavor to carve a unique place for themselves in Malaysia’s dynamically complex art scene. Preliminary information about the group exhibition may be found in the “Presence” tab above, and as GWKL approaches we will be furnishing more information.

10:00 am on Sunday, November 27 2016 at Artemis Art

As part of the GWKL program, we will be holding an artist talk, featuring emerging award-winning visual artist Ajim Juxta.

2016 has been a tremendously successful year for Ajim Juxta, his fifth year of practice since deciding to become a full-time visual artist.

He was one of the top three winners in this year’s Young Art Awards in Taiwan’s premier art fair focused on young artists, Young Art Taipei. He is also one of the recipients of the 2016 Young Guns award, recognizing the achievements in his visual art career thus far.

Ajim Juxta - Arcology: Convergence (2016) - Acrylic, Indian Ink & Pen on Canvas - 122 x 122 cm

Ajim Juxta, Arcology: Convergence (2016), Acrylic, Indian Ink & Pen on Canvas, 122 x 122 cm (this is the award-winning artwork that paved the way for Ajim to receive the top 3 places for this year’s Young Art Award, at Young Art Taipei 2016)

This program will be an opportunity to find out more about Ajim Juxta, how and why he decided to leave a career as an architect to become a full-time artist, and some insights into his artworks. The art talk program will also have a Q&A session at the end, allowing the audience to interact with Ajim.

For more information and to RSVP, kindly visit the Facebook event page that we have set up for the art talk.

The Luminary Series is a series of free lectures focusing on art and design by internationally recognized personalities. Two lectures are scheduled for GWKL, one each on November 26 and 27.

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To RSVP for the talks, or for further details about GWKL, contact the organization team at [email protected].

In conjunction with the inaugural Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur (GWKL), Artemis Art is pleased to present Presence, a group exhibition that brings together ten Malaysian visual artists.

How we look at life differs from one individual to the next. Some live for the moment, others more carefully craft each step with the future in mind. Many reminisce to understand the past, with the hope this understanding helps them navigate the future.

Presence brings together artworks by 10 Malaysian visual artists, each with her or his own way of looking at life, each focusing on one of the three chronological states of being – the past, the present, or the future.

Regardless of which state of being holds most interest for each artist, ultimately what is expressed is the now. Whether we realize it or not, our current state of being – our present – has a great influence on how we see the past, and how we postulate the future.

Featuring the works of young, emerging and established artists combined in one showing, Presence is also a demonstration of each artist’s endeavor in creating their own visual language, hence carve their own unique “presence” in the Malaysian visual art world, one that grows more complex, interesting, and varied with the passage of time.

Participating artists in this group exhibition are

  • Ajim Juxta
  • Dennis Liew
  • ERYN
  • Haris Rashid
  • Jasmine Kok
  • Nik Mohd Hazri
  • Ruzzeki Harris  
  • Syahbandi Samat
  • Viko Zhijune
  • Yasmeen Cheong

Check out the exhibition webpage for more information. The exhibition begins on Friday, November 25 2016 at Artemis Art.

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