InSoutheast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is one among the most vibrantmetropolises. The contemporary art scene in the city has witnessedresurgence in art activities, which has anchored the city toestablish a number of art galleries. The paper therefore, chooses thecity’s art galleries the Artemis Art and the National Visual ArtsGallery, which are both found in the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Brown &Hutton, 2006). Additionally, the paper will examine attraction tothese galleries, their location, virtual tours, and recommendation tothe gallery.
Thelinks to selected art galleries the Artemis Art and the NationalVisual Arts Gallery, are (www.artemisgallery.com)and (www.artgallery.gov.my/en/)(Brown & Hutton, 2006). The Artemis Art is located in the city ofKuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its exact location is the Publika ShoppingGallery, Kuala Lumpur 50480 Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. On the other hand, the National Visual Arts Gallery islocated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 23B, Jalan Bachnag, Batu.
Iwas attracted to these galleries because of their focusedcontemporary art on the younger generation. The Artemis Art forinstance, is of major interest because rather than being placed onthe periphery, the young artists are able to showcase their art atthe core and center of the Artemis Art’s Gallery vision. I wasattracted by these two galleries because of the representation of theyounger generation and their talents, guiding new art collectorsthrough the scenes of the Malaysian art and across the world(Giuffre, 2009). Additionally, the galleries are passionate aboutexhibition and promotion of artists, not only in Malaysia alone, butacross the world. I choose Malaysia because the country is new inart, but their growth is rapid. Again, Malaysia is in the Southeastwith an amazing collection of art.
TheArtemis Art Gallery is known for activity space and helping young,struggling artists. The gallery is known and inspired by an agent inthe Yogyakarta, who has struggled to help young artists to find theirfooting in the art world. The National Visual Art Gallery is widelyknown for exhibitions and workshops as the art venue (Giuffre, 2009).The gallery is known for both the local and international art worksand photography. The art gallery is also known for children’s artclasses. The art gallery has a permanent collection of art, whichincludes bizarre futuristic triangular gables moon light in flight,and pyramidal blocks.
TheArtemis Art Gallery does not have a virtual tour, but the NationalVisual Art Gallery has. My own opinion of the virtual tour around theart gallery is meant to take people around that are interested andpassionate about the art, while educating them about every artpresent. This is done through the use of technology (Freeland, 2001).This makes it easy to take control and is able to navigate every partof the art gallery. Virtual tours are a good addition to the artgallery site because it offers convenience, which gives an instantresult.
Frommy reflection of Cynthia Freeland’s book, “Money, Markets,Museums,” my readings had an impact on the way I viewed, explored,and interpreted the art galleries. First, the book impacted on how Iviewed art transformation on the city it is in. The art galleriescreated an imaginative central pillar in the city where people visitand have a different perspective on the city and its function (Brown& Hutton, 2006). Secondly, the art impacted on my view, and thatI was able to see art as a mirror, a story, a vision, and as areflection. The book help in connecting with what the world possess,with expressions done in varied languages.
Iwould recommend Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for tourists because of theunique and well-presented art galleries, their accessibility, and thecity’s seriousness in art. Additionally, the city is advancing intechnology, which makes it easy for all virtual tours to beconducted. Also, tourists would find it easy relating with theMalaysian people because of their warm welcome and appreciation ofart.
Brown,R. M., & Hutton, D. S. (2006). Asianart.Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub.
Freeland,C. A. (2001). Butis it art?: An introduction to art theory.Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Giuffre,K. A. (2009). Collectivecreativity: Art and society in the South Pacific.Farnham, England: Ashgate.