The Grande group exhibition is a much-awaited highlight of Core Design Gallery’s event line-up every year. On May 21, the gallery celebrated six fulfilling years of being in the industry by inviting critically acclaimed contemporary artists of various genres to dazzle with their diverse styles and skills. It was officiated by Farouk Khan, co-founder of the Aliya and Farouk Khan (AFK) Collection of Malaysian contemporary art.

Grande, an acronym of the phrase “Great Art and Design”, signifies the great potential of Malaysian contemporary artists to present artworks that raise relevant, thought-provoking ideas to the audience.

The theme of this year’s exhibition is, “God is in the details”. It refers to the high level of attention and consideration given to every step of the artistic process – from the conceptualisation of the artwork to its craftmanship, detailing and finishing.

Each artwork demonstrates the artist’s drive to push beyond current boundaries and challenge normalcy.

With works that conceptually reflect the multi-layered, coexisting cultures and ideologies within our society, ultimately Grande does not just mark another milestone in the gallery’s history, but celebrates the systematic chaos of Malaysia.

Artists who participated in the exhibition include Al-Khuzairie Ali, Ali Nurazmal Yusoff, Anniketyni Madian, Faizal Suhif, Haafiz Shahimi, Haslin Ismail, Husin Hourmain, Husin Othman, Husni Osman, Masnoor Ramli and Suhaimi Fadzir.

The exhibition ends on July 1, 2016.



Published by: KL Lifestyle – Edition June 2016

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