Southeast Asian Calligraphy exhibition happening in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur - The Gabungan Persatuan Kaligrafi Malaysia hosts a calligraphy exhibition from September 15 to 18, at the Selangor Hainan Association (Tian Hou Gong) main hall.
The exhibition showcased splendid works from ten Southeast Asian countries, with the aim of promoting calligraphy activities and enhancing the influence of Chinese culture and art in the Southeast Asian region.
The group’s external relations officer Ong Wee Chong said that there would be more than 170 on-site artworks, making it a spectacular event.
“This exhibition, based in Kuala Lumpur and offering a broad perspective on Southeast Asia, will extend invitations to calligraphy masters from ten Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Laos.
“We invite all calligraphy enthusiasts to come and visit, as admission is free,” Ong told Sinar Daily.
Furthermore, he said attendees could appreciate the diverse calligraphy styles of Southeast Asia and witness the creativity in calligraphy artworks framed with batik, a fresh blend of local Malaysian characteristics.
He mentioned that the exhibition was dedicated to Southeast Asia and served as a platform for cultural exchange and understanding among us.
“By organising this Southeast Asian Calligraphy Exhibition, we aim to provide a platform for exchanging Southeast Asian calligraphy.
“We seek to enhance the appreciation of the cultural heritage of calligraphy in Southeast Asia.
“Additionally, we intend to promote the cultural industries of Southeast Asia and the cultural flavours of tourism.”
Commenting further, he aimed to showcase the cultural diversity within the art of calligraphy by exhibiting Chinese calligraphy and Jawi script calligraphy, representing the cultural diversity in Malaysia involving various ethnic groups.
Ong said he hoped to achieve participation from calligraphy enthusiasts from all ten Southeast Asian countries, alongside the works of our own members and invited calligraphy artists from China, as well as invited Jawi calligraphy artists from the homeland.
“The total number of expected artworks is estimated to exceed 160.
“It is a cause for great joy that we met our initial goal and ultimately exhibited 172 artworks.
“We are also honoured to have received government support,” he said.