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National Visual Arts Gallery

2 Jalan Temerloh, Kuala Lumpur 53200, Malaysia
+60 3-4025 4990
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First KL Biennale

Huge improvement from last year, a whole new exhibition on several floors showing both old and... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
Heli P
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Helsinki, Finland
KL Biennale 2017

Spent 4 hours and thoroughly enjoyed the Biennale. Did not disapoint. And it is free! It made my KL... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2017
Susan L
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Huge improvement from last year, a whole new exhibition on several floors showing both old and new, Malaysian and other Asian art, open till the end of March. The title "Be loved" sounds overly sweet, but the works from all over the region are divided...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Spent 4 hours and thoroughly enjoyed the Biennale. Did not disapoint. And it is free! It made my KL trip special. Don't miss the "school bags "exhibition at the side before the entrance.

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

This gallery has changing exhibitions but at the time it was one of the hosts of the KL Biennial. A major contemporary art exhibition and it was free. Easy to get to using Uber or Grab as it is away from the metro. There was...More

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Reviewed November 23, 2017

Nicely curated pieces with a wide ranging variety from oil, photography & installation pieces. Some areas could do with spot lights pointed at the description, too dark to even read.

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

Very impressive art gallery in KL with changing exhibitions and more permanent displays worth checking out

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Reviewed February 23, 2017

On previous occasions I have enjoyed original Malaysian art here so I was quite dissappointed to find the permanent collection under reorganizing. The Young Contemporary show mainly mimicked Western art trends and offered the possibility to take funny pictures. One artist, Syed Zanzur Aksah rose...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the "Home" exhibit with Malaysian artists depicting their homeland. The past and present exhibit on third floor was also well articulated.

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Reviewed December 24, 2016

Currently there are 3 exhibitions of different themes taking place at the National Visual Arts Gallery until January 2017. The 3 exhibitions are 1MCAT in level 1, Retro Biennale in level 2 and Sage in level 3 which is my favorite. National Visual Arts Gallery...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2016

Until March 2017, certain floors are closed for renovation. Due to this, no entrance fee was charged during my visit in September 2016. There were some interesting paintings from local artistes but the gallery needs more varieties and more collections for repeat visitors. Perhaps, it...More

Thank HemiSemi L
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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

There is some renovation here. There are fine pieces but the variety is not enough. Lighting is somehow creating reflection of oil painting at which you cannot see the details. Exhibition regarding Kelantan is thought provoking with touring of one of the creator. Hope for...More

Thank Wanchyn C
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