Art Expo Malaysia Marches On While Others Stumble


It’s a feat that the International Art Expo Malaysia (AEM) is now in its 13th year, though it is increasingly tough to keep up with the fast-changing game and mounting overheads. Jompet Kuswidananto (Collectors Focus: Dato Azman Norudin). Last year saw the AEM, seen as a middle-roader cutting in between Modernism staples and contemporary titillations, go the full monty, as it were, with the Contemporary, wooing some of the bigger names in South-east Asia. It chalked up increased footfalls, even with a token entrance fee charged for the first time. Warning peals from the dramatic collapse of Art Stage Singapore at the beginning of ...

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