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3rd Malaysia Art Biennale 2018

Posted Date: Sunday, August 5, 2018

3rd Malaysia Art Biennale 2018 "Universal Harmony"
Official Opening Date: 5 Aug (Sun), 3pm
Venue: Daiichi Art Space 第一艺术空间
Exhibition Period: 31 Jul - 2 Sep 2018
Artists' Program Period: 3 - 7 Aug 2018

Number of participating artists: 46 artists 
Country/Region: China, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Organiser: Daiichi Modern Art Gallery Malaysia
Supported by: 
1. Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia.
2. Penang State Government
3. Kedah State Government
4. National Art Gallery Malaysia (Balai Seni Negara OfficiaI)
5. Penang State Art Museum (Lembaga Muzium Negeri Pulau Pinang)
6. George Town Festival 2018
7. Majlis Perbandaran Sungai Petani (MPSPK)
8. Central Kedah Tourism And Art Development Association - PPPKKT
9. Arte Restaurant

Officiated by:
1. Y.B. Yeoh Soon Hin 
Penang State Executive Councillor 
Chairman of Penang State Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture and Arts Committee
Y.B. 杨顺兴, 槟城州行政议员

2. Y.B. Sr Tan Kok Yew, BKM. 
Kedah State Executive Councillor
Chairman of Tourism, Housing and Local Government.
Y.B. Sr. 陈国耀 BKM., 吉打州行政议员

3. Y. Bhg. Prof. Dato’ Mohamed Najib Ahmad Dawa J.S.M., D.I.M.P., S.M.P.
Ketua Pengarah Balai Seni Negara
Director General, National Art Gallery
拿督莫哈末纳吉博士, 国家艺术画廊总监

The Malaysia Art Biennale (MAB2018) is a private initiative organised by Daiichi Modern Art Gallery (Founded by Dato' Keik Hock Tai) once every two years.

Malaysia Art Biennale aims to promote art tourism of Malaysia whilst strengthening the international art exchange and development of art. This special event is an excellent platform for an exchange of art and views among participating artists. It also provides artists with opportunities to share their art expertise and practices shaped by different political, social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Activities include art exhibition, art seminars, art and cultural exchanges, indoor art creations, and outdoor paintings at historical and popular places in Kedah and Penang.

The theme of the 3rd Malaysia Art Biennale 2018 is Universal Harmony. Harmony is the flow of life. It is about a world of peace and cooperation, love, and happiness. Everything strives for harmony, for balance, especially the natural world around us. As Bill Alexander once said, I see in the trees all the harmony and balance of Nature. Art has no boundaries. Expression through art in keeping with this theme not only promotes friendship and understanding, it also helps to strengthen our bond with each other. Let us together promote ‘Universal Harmony’ for a better world!

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