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Art In The City ~ Bringing Malaysian Arts to the People

Yeah‼️ As a self taught artist πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨ & art lover πŸ’—, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» was proud to receive an exclusive privilege πŸ“©πŸ“§πŸ’Œ recently to attend the official launch πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ of Art In The City (AITC) πŸ˜ƒ


Definitely it was a meaningful launch πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ being officiated with the arrival of the Minister of Federal Territories, πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ’Ό YB Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd Samad who shown the strong support πŸ’ͺ🏻 for the development of the local arts & acknowledged that Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ is a nation brimming with talent. However, it may currently lack of supported avenues & right policies that can contribute in showcasing its potential 😁

An art inspiring welcome πŸ€— speech by the Founding CEO of Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA), πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’Ό Pn Izan Satrina Mohd Sallehuddin with her great art passion πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

“A project with this scale requires the support πŸ’ͺ🏻 from many counterparts & we own our heartfelt πŸ’• gratitude πŸ™πŸ» to all our partners’ for their direct & indirect contributions to AITC. Some have facilitated & hosted the artworks, while others have worked to ensure the integrity of artwork is maintained with its advance technology & nevertheless, all of them have helped in making the vision of AITC a reality. Together, we will be able to position Kuala Lumpur (KL) πŸŒ†πŸ™ as an upcoming cultural capital in addition to making Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ known for its great arts & artists.” presented by Pn Izan πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’Ό

All guests πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ were impressed 🀩 with an amazing Dikir Barat performance 🎀🎼🎢🎡 by PUSAKA

Not just that, also with an exclusive chance to greet & meet each of the featured artists πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨ of AITC

Hmm…What’s all about AITC❓⁉️


It’s a campaign with collaboration 🀝 between Ministry of Federal Territories, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), CENDANA & 12 other partners unite to bring Malaysian arts πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸŽ¨πŸ–Œ to the people πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« by showcasing local Malaysian artists πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨ in addition to promoting the inherent value of culture in defining our national identity πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» was shared with this campaign from her artists’ πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸŽ¨πŸ–Œcommunity when it was 1️⃣st open with a call for local artists’ πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨ to submit artworks that represents Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ in Jan 2018 πŸ˜€


There were over 1️⃣k pieces of artworks πŸ–Ό received & then 30 pieces being shortlisted βœ… by a panel of academics, art & culture experts for public voting πŸ—³

AITC is a stunning outdoor visual display of local arts across KL πŸŒ†πŸ™ that serves as a strategic effort to promoting the Malaysian local arts community πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨ in expressing & showcasing their talents, while making art more accessible to all general public πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«



It features 14 artworks by renowned Malaysian artists & local grassroots talents πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨ in random sequencing listed below,

  • Dato’ Mohd Hoessein Enas ~ the Father of Malaysian Portrait Painting
  • Kok Yew Puah
  • Sivabalan Arumugam
  • Syamsul Addenno

  • Datuk Ibrahim Hussein
  • Ahmad Sanuri Zulkefli
  • Suzi Chua

  • Art:tech
  • Jing Chung
  • Natasha Iman

  • Brindha Kumar
  • Nor Aziela Binti Ahmad
  • Samantha Cheah

Each piece of their artwork πŸ–Ό actually highlighting the respective different artistic stylesto representating the Malaysian culture, heritage & the country πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ


AITC aims to bring Malaysian arts πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸŽ¨πŸ–Œ to all general public i.e. making it more accessible for everyone, both local Malaysia citizens πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« as well as foreign tourists cum expatriates

In summary, just everyone‼️ Wow πŸ˜²β€ΌοΈ

Not just that, it aims also to promoting & increasing ⬆️ awareness of our local arts & culture scene, to encouraging all the general public πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« to visit the art galleries & museums πŸ› around Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ , as well as to strengthening KL cityπŸŒ†πŸ™β€™s position as an upcoming cultural & creative hub πŸ˜‰


Why KL πŸŒ†πŸ™β“β‰οΈ

As mentioned by πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ’ΌYB Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd Samad in his speech πŸ—£πŸ‘₯πŸ‘€πŸ‘₯, “With a population πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« of approximately 1.76millions, KL πŸŒ†πŸ™ serves as a great πŸ‘πŸ» canvas for the artists πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨ to dream big & create art πŸŽ¨πŸ–Œ beyond borders where their masterpieces can draw the attention they deserve, whether they may be at a local, regional/ even international level.”Β πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»


Other than the publicly displayed art pieces, AITC also featuring a myriad of activities which Malaysians πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« can enjoy the mural paintings πŸŽ¨πŸ–Œ, monthly traditional performances πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ»πŸŽΌπŸ₯in collaboration with PUSAKA, regional mentorship programme with OUR ArtProjects, routable discussions πŸ—£πŸ‘₯πŸ‘€πŸ‘₯ between local artists & RogueArt, art workshops at corporate offices, a pop-up visual fair called SHIFT etc. 😊☺️

Truly a strategic effort 🀝πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» to increasing ⬆️ greater awareness of the Malaysian local arts & culture scenes πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒπŸŽΌπŸ₯πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ»

Amidst the historic KL iconic buildings πŸŒ†πŸ™, AITC brings together the cultural backdrop & stories in this thriving city πŸŒ†πŸ™ by transforming the landscape into a colourful visual experience as a must-see destinationπŸ“for art lovers, local Malaysian ciitizens, expatriates & foreign touristsπŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«



After reading πŸ“– about AITC, sure you are curious πŸ€” where to locateπŸ“the artworks πŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒπŸ–ΌπŸ–Ό of AITC from the featured Malaysian local artists πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨

All the artworks πŸ–ΌπŸ–Ό are being displayed cum showcased prominentlyΒ at strategic locationsπŸ“πŸ“with high visibility β¬†οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘€ across the KL city πŸŒ†πŸ™ e.g. National Art Gallery, Lot 10, KL Citywalk (KLCW) etc. & digital billboards around the city 😍


It’s all from great joint synergised efforts πŸ€πŸ™ŒπŸ»with both public & private partners between Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC), National Art Gallery, LEDTRONICS, KL Citywalk, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Lot 10, Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Wisma Maran, Maybank Foundation, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (NSTP), Wariscan, KL Hop-On Hop-Off etc. to ensure optimum reach at high ⬆️ traffic areas in the heart ❀️ of KL city πŸŒ†πŸ™, art galleries & museums πŸ›

Do feel free to download πŸ“² the map πŸ—Ί to appreciate the visual arts, photos & videos opportunities via 🌐 https://www.cendana.com.my/clients/Cendana_78A7CADC-1C4A-44E8-A815-E2B4C1D11FE0/contentms/img/Arts_In_The_City/Slider%20-%20AITC%20-%20Nov2018/CENDANA_AITC_Map.pdf


Ohh ya…Do keep an eye πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘€ the next time when you’re in KL city πŸŒ†πŸ™, do opt for an artistic walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈaround it, also plan your time to droppingΒ  by 1️⃣ of the many art galleries/ museums πŸ›

More details of AITC,

Website🌐: https://www.cendana.com.my/aitc

FB: https://www.facebook.com/CENDANAMalaysia

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