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Mapping The Multidisciplinary: GALLERY WEEKEND KUALA LUMPUR 2016

7 Nov 2016


The pioneering cultural experience launches with the inaugural Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur (GWKL), November 25 -27, 2016, to celebrate multi-disciplinary narratives and practices in contemporary Malaysian art and design. FREE events throughout the city! All are welcomed!

GWKL presents a quality, eclectic vision of Kuala Lumpur – multidiscipline, multimedia, cross-culture and cross-border. Where large, established institutions provide compelling museum-quality shows, commercial and grassroots galleries reveal an exciting contemporary art world intimately involved with community and urban setting. Through a well co-ordinated program of tours, discussions and dining experiences, GWKL provides a unique encounter with the cultural assets and multidisciplinary practices of Kuala Lumpur and beyond.

Special Programs:

The GWKL 2016 will present the Luminary Pulse Series, supported by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA), with multidisciplinary luminaries.

1. CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS (Saturday, Nov 26, 3pm), renowned Contemporary Curator who has been with the International Center of Photography, NY since 2000. He has organized manifold thought-provoking exhibitions such as Delmaet and Durandelle: The Construction of the Paris Opera (2001), Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China (2004), and Wang Qingsong: When Worlds Collide (2011).

2. HANIF KARA (Sunday, Nov 27 3pm), whose AKT II (UK) has worked with leading artists and architects (including Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster), collaborated on two Serpentine Pavilions and the Seed Cathedral/UK Shanghai Pavilion. He is also currently Professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Hanif was the first structural engineer to be selected for the Master Jury for the 2004 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and since 2014 is a member of the Award’s Steering Committee.

All GWKL 2016 exhibitions and programs are free, including the Luminary Pulse lectures and panel discussion.

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