Step in and a Zen rock garden soothes your senses in greeting. Stretched over two floors of refreshing space and volume, NN Gallery is one of the largest private galleries in the city. First established in 1996, the gallery has since hosted countless solo and group art exhibitions. Lose yourself in the spectacular range of paintings, sculptures, installation art, textiles, and mixed media representing a pool of exciting and emerging talents as well as many established local artists. 53A & 56 Jalan Sulaiman 1, Taman Ampang Hilir, Ampang. Tel: 03- 4270 6588. OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Established in 2012 in the hopes of converting a younger set of art lovers into future collectors, this hip new art gallery is home to art collector and ambassador Dato’ N Parameswaran’s extensive collection of Malaysian and Southeast Asian art. His daughter Sharmin, whose interest lies in contemporary art and young artists, manages the gallery and hosts exhibitions by local talents the likes of Yusof Ghani, Haron Mokhtar, Harris Ribut, Donald Abraham, Tey Beng Tze, and Lim Keh Soon. Lot 20, Level G4, Publika Solaris Dutamas. OPENING HOURS: Daily, 11am to 7pm. Lim Wei-Ling has long been committed to the ongoing promotion of the arts in the city. Her namesake Wei-Ling Gallery is housed in an old shop house that’s been beautifully restored. This expansive, purposeful space offers the ideal platform for established as well as up-and-coming contemporary artists to showcase their thought-provoking works. A cast-iron railing entrance reveals an antique warehouse on the ground floor and a lofty three-floor display space of white walls and wooden elements. The stylish gallery plays host to 12 exhibitions annually, with a strong focus on local talent; international names such as celebrated Australian artist Stewart MacFarlane, Michal Macku, India’s Sunil Das and the late MF Husain, and Cuban artist Nelson Dominguez have all been featured here previously. 8 Jalan Scott, Brickfields. Tel: 03-2260 1106. OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday, 11am to 7pm; Saturdays, 10am to 5pm; Sundays by appointment only. WHAT’S HOT: ‘Fiberspace’, a stunning light art installation by renowned Venezuelan artist Claudia Bueno, occupies all three levels till October 30.
Farouk Khan dwarfed by a Subodh Gupta sculpture at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi, India
Wei- Ling Gallery