The Art Expo Malaysia (AEM) is celebrating its 9th edition in 2015 as the longest running international art fair in Southeast Asia, a rainbow package of art from the East and West, from the South and Central America, apart from Central Asia. This year, the art fair runs from September 10 to 13, at MECC (Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur) ,featuring 70 established and reputable art galleries from 30 countries, exhibiting 2,000 pieces of artworks (including paintings, sculptures, installation and photography), under one roof.
The Art Expo Malaysia Plus is an upgraded art fair in standards and procedures with a spruced up presentation. Also, ensuring that more reputable artists, bona-fide better run galleries and artwork stipulations get priority.
AEM was started in 2007 by art philanthropist Datuk Vincent Sim Tiak Choo, with the dream of having an art fair to bring together some of the finest artworks from all over the world to Kuala Lumpur, all under one roof. He knew the importance of having an art fair in Malaysia, which could contribute to the development of the visual arts industry, bringing the art scene a big leap forward. Back then, exhibition spaces were allocated to artists in exchange for artworks donation.
In 2008, his son Sim Pojinn who is a business consultant stepped in, revamped the business model and overall organisations, to sustain the art fair as a successful annual event. Together with his brother Sim Polenn who joined in 2009, they have upgraded AEM in meeting international expectations, made linkages with more than 80 media with outreach across 62 countries and instrumental in getting participation of reputable galleries at home and abroad.
MECC (Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre)
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah,
(formerly known as Jalan Khidmat Usaha)
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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10 – 12 Sept 2015: 10.30am to 7.30pm
13 Sept 2015: 10.30am to 6.00pm
Open to Public, Free Admission
Schedule of Free Shuttle Bus
At KL Sentral (ERL Departure Hall Bus Stop)
KL Sentral to MATRADE
10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 3pm, 4.45pm
MATRADE to KL Sentral
12.15pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm