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Art Expo chugs on

28 September 2013

The recent 7th International Art Expo Malaysia featured a fairly international spread with artworks from a number of countries including Russia, India, Hungary, Myanmar, Taiwan and the UK.

Held at the Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur from Sept 19-22, the art fair boasted some 60 exhibitors from 26 countries with about 2,000 works of art.

Art without barriers

28 September 2013

A group of local artists comprising the likes of Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Jalaini Abu Hassan, Datuk Sharifah Fatimah Zubir, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Kow Leong Kiang and Chong Siew Ying have contributed artworks to mount an exhibition to help raise funds for a Buddhist centre.

Other participants  include senior artists Jolly Koh and Cheong Laitong as well as Eston Tan, Bibi Chew, Koh Choon Lee, Marvin Chan, Noor Mahnun Mohamad, Siund Tan, Khairul Azmir Shoib (Meme), Shia Yih Yiing, Lim Hui Lin, Pam Lim and William Mok.

Christie’s inaugural auction in Shanghai achieves total sales of RMB 154mil (US$ 25mil)

27 September 2013

Christie’s inaugural auction in Shanghai saw a total sales achievement of RMB 154  million (US$25 million) after having completed three days of gala events, exhibitions, forums and private sales.

Amongst highlights was Cai Guo-Qiang’s gunpowder drawing, Homeland, which sold for RMB 15 million, proceeds going to the Quanzhou Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation, or, more precisely, towards the the soon-to-be-opened Quanzhou Museum of Contemporary Art (QMoCA).

Kniterature by Movana Chen at ArtisTree

24 September 2013

Sponsored by Swire Properties, a solo exhibition KNITerature by Hong Kong-based artist Movana Chen will be held at ArtisTree from September 20 to October 19. Movana started her knitting project in 2004; her early works sculpted a multi-disciplinary fusion of media, fashion, performance, installation and sculpture that extends till recent years. Highlight exhibits include Movana’s new work “Body Container Comes to Life in Hong Kong” and a 15-meter-long work entitled “Knitting Conversations” which is a two-year collaborative work with over 150 participants.

All Eyes on Asia

24 September 2013

This autumn, Sotheby’s will present an extensive line-up of selling exhibitions, non-selling exhibitions as well as auctions in Hong Kong, Beijing and Taipei as it continues to move into high-gear as a multi-channel art business in the Asian region.

Selling Exhibitions

Hong Kong 

Life Portrait at Numthong Gallery

23 September 2013

Until Sept 28, Numthong Gallery  in Bangkok is showcasing a private collection of portraits belonging to gallery founder Numthong Sae Tang.

Primarily done by leading Thai artists over the years and many featuring Numthong himself, the paintings document more than 20 years of collecting art by the well-known art dealer who has an international clientele.

Entitled, Life Portrait, the exhibition also celebrates the 17th anniversary of the gallery.

30Art Friends Book 2: Collecting Southeast Asian Art

23 September 2013

A sequel to 30 Art Friends Book: Appreciating Southeast Asian Art (2010), is scheduled to be published at the end of this year.

The publication, 30 Art Friends Book: Collecting Southeast Asian Art, is a collection of 90 essays accompanied by photographs of personal art collection journeys, meetings and friendships with artists, and of acquiring the artworks by 30 collectors from Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines. Each collector focuses on 3 selected pieces from their collections.

Narratives in Malaysian Art, Volume 2 Book Launch

20 September 2013

The book launch of Narratives in Malaysian Art, Volume 2 : Reactions – New Critical Strategies will be at The Annexe Gallery, Central Market on 28 September 2013 (Sat), from 11am – 12pm.

Morning tea to be served from 10.30am.

Receive a complimentary copy of An A-Z Guide to Malaysian Art for all book sales at the launch.

Narratives in Malaysian Art, Volume 1: Imagining Identities and Volume 2: Reactions – New Critical Strategies will continue to be sold during Art for Grabs over the weekend at The Annexe.