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03 Jul 2010 - 30 Sep 2010

Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival launched

[caption id="attachment_4522" align="alignright" width="346" caption="National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur | Photo: bsin ("][/caption] The MCAT 2010 Festival is a three-month long event that will be held from July to September annually, aiming to establish Malaysia as a hub for contemporary art in the region. MCAT 2010 will showcase the most explosive, dynamic and provocative art works by internationally-acclaimed Malaysian artists. It will also feature the Aliya & Farouk Khan collection of local contemporary arts as well as the works of other local artists. The main highlights of the festival will be several exhibitions showcasing exciting and vibrant works by some of the best internationally-acclaimed Malaysian artists, both young and established personalities such as Abdul Multhalib Musa, who is regarded as one of Malaysia’s leading contemporary sculptors; Fauzan Omar, Annuar Rashid; abstract expressionist Yusoff Ghani; Eng Hwee Chu; visual artist/writer A Jegadeva; Dhavinder Gill and many more. During the MCAT 2010 Festival, a series of seminars and talks on Malaysian contemporary art by internationally-acclaimed speakers such as Mika Kuraya from Japan will also be held. The Ministry of Tourism Malaysia has also produced “Tourism Art Trail” – a directory that lists contemporary art galleries as well as events, including those that our visitors can participate. Read the MCAT Press Release Read article from the Jakarta Post ' In Pursuit of Art Tourism'