Art & Economy Conference AEC 2015

When: Tue, Mar 24, 8am – Wed, Mar 25, 7pm
Where: JW Marriott Hotel, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 480
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The Art & Economy Conference is a significant partnership framework bringing a dynamic fusion of the Arts from the East and the West. Its main objective is to highlight the richness of cultures, exchange knowledge and systems and promote art in the society. The conference further aims to raise awareness of the various challenges and opportunities to interact with and work together on an international scale.

  • Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister, Malaysia
  • Jack Lang, Former Minister of Culture & Communication, Fance
  • Claude Mollard, Cultural Writer, Author, L’Ingénierie Culturelle
  • Dato' Mahadzir Lokman, Chairman, National Art Gallery
  • Prof Luo Qi, Professor, China Central Academy of Fine Arts 
  • U-Wei Haji Saari, Award-winning Film Director
  • Betty Bui, Curator & Art Dealer
  • Mohd Khair Ngadiron, CEO, Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia
  • Patrice Valette, Founder and Director, Vallette Gallery
  • Dr. Hamidin Abd Hamid, CEO, Razak School of Government
  • Prof Emeritus Dr Ismawi Hj Zen, Professor of Landscape Architecture, IIUM
  • Zanita Anuar, Curator,  National Visual Arts Gallery
  • Meera Sivasothy, Producer, The Bigger Picture, BFM 89.9
  • Martin Bradley, Director, Dusun (an Asian Arts and Culture e-magazine)
Topics include:
  • National Strategy for the Development of the Arts 
    • The social value of Art
    • Sustainable cultural tourism
    • Employment and the Arts
  • The Public Sector: The Role of Educators, Museums and Public Galleries
    • Training and professionalism in the Arts
    • Developing effective exhibitions and programs
    • International linkages and the role of networking
  • The Private Sector: The Role of Galleries, Auction Houses, Insurers, Collectors
    • Auctions and the art market
    • International fine art logistics
    • Art and the new media
  • The Future of the Art World
    • Creative platform for cooperation
    • Developing cultural enterprises zone and communities