1MCAT Exhibit Hits the Mall

815mcatFive Malaysian shopping centers are dressing up as galleries this month and next as they take part in the 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival 2013.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Starhill Gallery, Galeri Petronas in Suria KLCC, Fahrenheit88 and Sungei Wang Plaza are participating. The centers will showcase art from both Malaysian artists and international artists. Each center will have its own theme—like Spark + Art, which highlights bright, colorful abstract pieces.

The Star has more details:

“Among the pieces on display are artwork by Japanese splash, a technique developed by the painter, Takakurazome Kyoto, showcasing his tie-dye and stamping techniques.

‘In both shopping centres, the artwork will be placed around the mall as well for shoppers to view. We want to create a impression that links shopping and art,’ said Fahrenheit88 marketing manager Christine Chua.

‘The theme is Colour Me Eco-Friendly. Everything on display is made with recyclable materials,” said Sungei Wang Plaza marketing communications senior executive Joanne Lee.

To ensure the artwork is in good condition, students from the college will come by every weekend to touch up their creations.

Lee said the Sungei Wang Plaza management even built a covered walkway outside the shopping centre to shade the artwork from rain. “They are so fragile, we wouldn’t want the students’ hard work to be ruined by the elements’ she said.”

To ensure shoppers can fully enjoy the art trail, 1MCAT has, for the first time, introduced a shuttle that will take tourists from local hotels to all five malls.

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