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Top Art Galleries In Kuala Lumpur

For The Art Aficionados

Love art? Do you get all excited when someone mentions an art gallery? If so, here’s a list of the best art galleries in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to check out during your stay in the dazzling city.

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Wei-Ling Gallery

Formerly known as the Townhouse Gallery, the Wei-Ling Gallery is located in the centre of the city where you will find many malls like the Nu Sentral as well as hotels like the Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. If you have any issue locating it, just consult your hotel map or Google Maps.
First established in 2002 by Yohan Rajan and Wei-Ling, the Wei-Ling Gallery features local contemporary art which includes the works of leading artists like Ivan Lam. The gallery has become so popular that it has sister galleries spread out across the city including the Wei-Ling Contemporary Gallery located within The Gardens Mall. The latest gallery to be opened under the Wei-Ling name is the one in Penang. This is to open in August 2017.

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Shalini Ganendra Fine Art

Named after an artist who is deeply committed to engaging recognition for regional artistic talent, the Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Gallery was established in 1998 to become “a cultural connector, innovator, and exhibitor”. Some of the masterpieces you will witness here include the likes of those by contemporary major artists such as Eric Peiris, Khalil Ibrahim, and Minstrel Kuik. There are also stunning regional works by artists from India, UK as well as Sri Lanka, where Shalini Ganendra is originally from.
The Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Gallery is also famed for developing Vision Culture Lectures that provide a platform for world's top art aficionados to come together for a delightful evening of art talk.

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TAKSU Gallery

One of the longest established art exhibition spaces, the TAKSU Gallery reputation exceeds far from Malaysia as it has branches in Indonesia, Bali, and Singapore as well. The one in Kuala Lumpur features an impressive collection of sculpture work, paintings, carpets, and furniture all housed within a building that presents an almost personal setting.
The TAKSU Gallery also consists of an Artist Residency Program (TARP), which provides artists with an opportunity to focus on creating art. The gallery is very committed to supporting local artists that they have held 'Locals Only' solo exhibits which have provided a platform for many a young artist to display their work and become recognized.

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Galeri Chandan

If you like contemporary art that’s ultra hip, this is the place for you. The Galeri Chandan, which derives its name from 'Bukit Chandan' in Perak, ventures to be a centre of architecture, culture, and crafts. It has already made its name in the city by being awarded the START Most Promising Asian Gallery award at the prestigious Prudential Eye Awards, and also got to have its first international showcase at the world-renowned Saatchi Gallery in London in 2016.
Galeri Chandan is also quite active in philanthropy. Just this year the gallery hosted the #Art4ManekUrai Humanity Project which aimed to give back to the society by raising funds to aid the flood victims in Kelantan.

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