“Malaysia, Your New Art Tourism Destination”August 15, 2011
The Minister of Tourism Malaysia, YB Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen, is phenomenon nonetheless another sparkling and innovative tourism product today, a “1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism 2011” (MCAT 2011) Festival during a Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Organised for a second uninterrupted year, a festival will see many art-related events being reason from Jul to Sep 2011 with a support of private organisations including selling malls, hotels, art galleries and informative and gathering centres.
A sum of 17 events have been identified this year, doubled as compared to a prior year. For a initial time, 8 selling complexes are participating, namely Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Fahrenheit 88, Starhill Gallery, Publika Shopping Mall, Sungai Wang, Plaza Low Yatt, KL City Walk, and Sunway Pyramid. An muster by a multitude of people with training disabilities will be reason during a Malaysia Tourism Information Center (MaTIC) in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur commencement July.
This year sees several state-level appearance as well, i.e. Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Pahang, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak and a Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Activities being organized embody a MCAT muster during a World Rainforest Music Festival in Jul in Sarawak and exhibitions during a Sabah Terminal Airport, a Monsopiad Cultural Village, Artists Corner and many other galleries in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Over 100 galleries national will be participating in a MCAT 2011 upheld by some-more than 300 artists nationwide. Some of a artists to be featured are Yusuf Ghani, Raduan Man, Fauzul Yusri, Gan Chin Lee, Ting Cho Chien, Eston Tan, (Starhill Gallery) Adrian Ho (Sabah Art Hunt), Juhari Said, Stephen Menon, Chin Kong Yee, Ivan Lam, Choy Chun Wei Yau Bee Ling, Hamidi Hadi, Nor Azizan Paiman, Bayu Utomo, Clement Ooi, Nadiah Abdul Jalil (United Voices Kuala Lumpur), and Hasnul Jamal Saidon (Penang). Emerging artists embody Haslin Ismail, Samsuddin, Dhavinder Singh, Cheng Yen Pheng and Yim Yen Sum.
The northern segment too will exaggerate a clever illustration generally from Penang with a support of both Tuanku Fauziah Museum and Gallery and art galleries in Penang. Langkawi will reason several art exhibitions organized by a Langkawi Art and Visual Association (LAVAA) with Tanjung Rhu Hotel, Sri Perdana Galleria and Underwater World participation. Both Alor Star and Kulim will also organize a Saturday Art Market to showcase MCAT activities.
Meanwhile, Resorts World Genting will have a month-long art festival in Aug to attract art collectors and enthusiasts to a resort. There will also be an art competition and a two-day festival to be reason during a Taman Tasek Raub, Pahang.
At Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), a 1Malaysia Artists, represented by a vital races in Malaysia, will emanate a vast board picture (3ft x 30ft). KLCC will also vaunt a works of a 1Malaysia Plate Project whereby 80 artists will paint and arrangement their design during a categorical corridor (piece is to fit a wall of 8ft x48ft).
An thought mooted by YB Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng, a MCAT Festival hopes to position Malaysia as a creditable end for art enthusiasts in a segment to suffer and acquire contemporary art, with museum-quality pieces, in line with a thesis “Malaysia, Your New Art Tourism Destination.” It is also a height for art enthusiasts, gallery owners, artists as good as a new era of collectors to forge business alliances, acquire new contemporary art works, share ideas and sell information about a new contemporary art of Malaysia. The festival is approaching to attract some-more high-yield tourists that in spin will boost a tourism industry’s grant towards a economy.
LAUNCHING OF 1MALAYSIA CONTEMPORARY ART TOURISM FESTIVAL 2011 (1MCAT)
Date : 14th JULY 2011
Venue : Banquet Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
10 : 30 am : Arrival of Guests and Distinguished Guests
10 : 45 am : Arrival of Y.B. Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen, Minister of Tourism Malaysia
11 : 00 am : Welcome Speech by Y.B. Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen, Minister of Tourism Malaysia
Official Launch 1MALAYSIA CONTEMPORARY ART TOURISM FESTIVAL 2011
11 : 30 am : Group Photo
(Guest might ensue for refreshment)
11 : 45 am : Visit Art Display
12 : 00 pm : Refreshment for VIP and Guests
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