Whether it is exploring the world of Salvador Dali, the quintessential work of Marc Chagall, exploded faces from Picasso, or perplexing abstract paintings of local home-grown Suzlee Ibrahim, arts have always been the lifeblood flowing through the veins of ALFA students.
Armed with full stomachs from the breakfast they had at Segambut Yong Tau foo, a total amount of 40 red t-shirt-clad students with 5 lecturers flooded both of exhibition halls of the Art Expo Malaysia Plus 2015. The event, which marked the country’s largest international art event, was held at MARTRADE, Jalan Duta Kuala Lumpur.
Hundreds to million dollars’ worth of artworks were exhibited from art galleries from Malaysia, China, Korea, Russia, and Myanmar to name a few. The annual festival draws attention from various groups of artists, art lovers, collectors, students, and inspiration chasers from all over the country. Ranging from sculptures, paintings, drawings, installation and photography, the exhibition features 2,000 pieces of artworks under one roof.
The weather was hazy but that didn’t stop a bus full of students to quickly take over the lobby of the exhibition halls for a quick group photo session before getting visually pleased with the artworks displayed there.
The whole experience started right at the entrance of the venue. Visitors were welcomed with several masterpieces from prestigious collection of Ambank Group Chairman Tan Sri Azman Hashim; followed by pieces by prominent home-grown and international artists.
Exploring the labyrinth of the exhibition halls took about 2-3 hours. After having lunch together at Publika, everyone headed back to college, visually pleased and artistically inspired.