The expo, now bigger in size, offers diverse opportunities for art collectors.
The 8th edition of the four-day Art Expo Malaysia 2014 (AEM), which opens on Sept 25 at the Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, is set to be a bumper event for seasoned collectors, art enthusiasts and newcomers. There is enough in this year’s extensive programme to push attendance levels even further.
With some 400 artists from 78 exhibitors/galleries from 31 countries taking part, AEM 2014 might be a logistical challenge, but the organisers are geared up for the challenge.
The main aim is to create more room for exhibitors, their related art activities and to give visitors a comfortable viewing experience. Some 2,000 pieces of artworks (including paintings, sculptures, installation, digital art, photography) will be exhibited.
A new major wing will also be opened up for the first time at the adjacent building of Matrade. It will be dedicated to the Grand China Pavilion, which will accommodate 10 leading China-based institutions, societies and regional coteries like the Beijing 6th Ring International Art Zone, China Academy of Sculpture, Chongqing Contemporary Female Artists Troupe, Daxiu Arts Matrix, Fujian Contemporary, Hebei Painting Academy, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts/Shenyang University Art College Troupe, People’s Art Creation Academy, Shaanxi Artists Association and Feng Zhangjie-led Szechuan New Wave 88.1 + 11.