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Top 4 Art Galleries In Kuala Lumpur - explore the local art scene

Are you an art lover? Do you get excited when you hear about a new art gallery or exhibition? If so, here are the top 4 art galleries to check out in Kuala Lumpur, during your visit to the city.

1

TAKSU Gallery

One of the oldest established art spaces in the country, aside from its space in Malaysia, the TAKSU Gallery has several branches in Singapore, Bali and Indonesia as well. The gallery in Kuala Lumpur houses a fascinating collection of paintings, sculptures, carpets, and antiques within a building that provides an almost personal sense of ambiance. The gallery also includes an artist residency programme, which offers artists with the unique opportunity to focus on their art, within their own space. The gallery is committed to providing a platform for local artists to display and gain recognition for their work, and regularly holds 'local only' exhibitions.

2

Galeri Chandan

If your taste in art leans more toward the contemporary, this is the place for you. The Galeri Chandan gallery exhibits the very best of modern architecture, crafts and culture, and has earned a name for itself after it was honoured with the award for the most prestigious Asian gallery in 2016. aside from its hip art scene, the gallery is also heavily focused on philanthropy among the community. They stage several exhibitions and projects which aim to raise funds to aid society and humanitarian projects around the country and Asia. If you want to enjoy art while helping to give back to the community, a visit to the Galeri Chandan is one of those experiences you don't want to miss.

3

Wei-Ling Gallery

Located in the centre of the city near several shopping malls and hotels like Berjaya Times Square Hotel, the Wei-Ling Gallery features contemporary artists, most of them local, which includes work from prominent artists such as Ivan Lam. Previously known as the Townhouse Gallery, the gallery was first established in 2002 and has since then, grown so popular that several sister galleries have sprung up all over the city, making it one of the largest galleries in the country. As a part of its mission to promote and cultivate local artistic work, the gallery has also become the biggest publisher of art books and local art catalogs in Malaysia.

4

Shalini Ganendra Fine Art

Named after a renowned Sri Lankan artist who is committed to attracting recognition for Asian talent, the Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Gallery was set up as a space that would allow unknown artists, both local and regional, to create, connect and exhibit their work. Some of the amazing artwork you will find here belongs to prominent artists such as Minstrel Kuik and Eric Peiris. There are also several stunning pieces by regional artists from across India, UK and Sri Lanka. The gallery was also the first to develop the vision culture lectures which provide a stage for artists from around the world to gather together and share their views on art, culture and more.

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