Independent galleries

Plenty to choose from

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What we say: 4 stars

KL has an incredible array of private art galleries catering to a full spectrum of artistic tastes.

Among the best are the Annexe Gallery and the Art House Gallery, in the Central Market Annexe; the Wei-Ling Gallery, in a beautifully converted shophouse in Brickfields; Art Seni, on the Muse Floor at Starhill Gallery shopping centre; and Purplehouz Fine Arts on Jalan Gasing in Petaling Jaya, a street which has become somewhat of a hub of artistic activity.

Clearly these places exist to sell art, but they all welcome casual browsing. Set in an even more obscure location is MAP @ Publika, a great new space to showcase contemporary art, in KL's funkiest shopping centre, Publika. Two foreign cultural organisations, the Goethe Institut and Alliance Francaise, do great work supporting contemporary art in KL.

The Annexe Gallery
2nd Floor, Central Market Annexe, 10 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Chinatown. T: (03) 2070 1137
http://www.annexegallery.com

Art House Gallery
1st Floor, Central Market Annexe, 10 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Chinatown.
http://www.arthouse.com.my

Wei-Ling Gallery
8 Jalan Scott, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur T: (03) 2260 1106
http://www.weiling-gallery.com/home.php

Art Seni Gallery
FF5, Muse Floor, Starhill Gallery, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang. T: (03) 2144 0782
http://artsenigallery.blogspot.com

Purplehouz Fine Arts
94 Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya, Selangor T: (03) 7960 8005
http://www.purplehouz.com

MAP @ Publika
Level G2-1, Block A5, Dutamas, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas. T: (03) 6207 9732
http://www.mapkl.org

Goethe Institut Malaysia
Suite 6-7, 6th Floor, 374 Jalan Tun Razak, KLCC. T: (03) 2164 2011
http://www.goethe.de/ins/my/kua/enindex.htm

AFKL Gallery (Alliance Francaise)
15 Lorong Gurney. T: (03) 2694 7880
http://www.alliancefrancaise.org.my


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