SGM organised the “Celebration of Harmony through Arts: Malaysia and Korea Art Exhibition Kuala Lumpur 2022” at Wisma Kebudayaan SGM (WKSGM) from 10 September until 9 October. Aimed at strengthening the artistic exchange between the two countries, the exhibition also commemorated the 62nd anniversary of Malaysia-Korea diplomatic relations.
A total of 57 artworks in oil, ink, acrylic, watercolour, print, photography, ceramics and mixed medium, by 41 artists from both countries, were displayed. This was the first international arts and culture event organised by SGM since the Covid-19 pandemic, providing viewers with a feast of arts.
Representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia jointly officiated the exhibition at a ceremony on 10 September. Several participating artists were present on site, with artists and arts enthusiasts from Korea watching the ceremony via live-broadcast.
Two singers and a pianist performed Malay and Korean songs, much to the audience’s delight, enlivening the atmosphere.
In his welcoming speech, SGM president Michael Kok Fook On said this exchange exhibition carries the hope of further deepening the friendship between both countries and connecting the people’s hearts through arts and culture. He also hoped that the exhibition would promote and contribute to peace and harmony and expand the beauty of arts throughout Asia and the world.
Participating artist Awang Damit Ahmad presented his artwork to SGM as a permanent collection.