“We have a long standing love affair with art. To continue to expand our involvement, we established Kohler. Bold. Art. Asia. We wanted to create a platform to promote the artworks of established as well as aspiring artists. Our latest edition of the program features six Southeast Asian artists whose inspirational pieces of Asian Contemporary Art will give visitors a unique perspective on how Asia’s roots in the past will drive cultural, economic and technological changes in its future.” said Mr. Adam Quek, Kohler Commercial Director and General Manager, South-East Asia
Taking center-stage is Kohler Bold. Art., a sculpture exhibition showcasing the works of six Southeast Asian artists from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. Under the theme of ‘Asian Contemporary Art: Rooted in the Past, Looking into the Future’, the artists explore cultural contexts and how they see its changes such as continuing urbanization, Asia’s ever-increasing economic power on the world stage and the impact of constant innovation and technologies on societies. The results are art pieces that are as eclectic and interesting as the artists who created them.
The second part of the exhibition features Arts/Industry - a display bringing you back to the last century when Kohler® launched this program with artists-in-residence in the USA in 1974. Since then, more than 500 local and international artists have participated in this unique initiative. And last but certainly not the least, is a selection of Kohler® Artist Editions - crafted by skilled artisans using methods that have been passed down for generations. Each design is inspired by patterns and color palettes drawn from cultures and landscapes around the world. Balancing artistry and craftsmanship with utility, Artist Editions products invite you to celebrate beauty and creativity each day.
“Throughout our history, Kohler has shown a long-standing dedication and appreciation for culture and the arts. The leaders of the company have supported this, growing and strengthening this relationship with the arts to bringing the arts and industry closer. By bringing ‘Kohler and the Arts’ to Malaysia and launching KOHLER Bold. Art. for the first time here, we hope you too will find inspiration here today in one of these beautiful pieces created by talented Asian artists,”said Mr. Benjamin Chang, Marketing Communications Manager – Kitchen & Bath South-East
The exhibition is open to the general public from 25th – 30th October 2016, at TPC Kuala Lumpur, from 8.30am to 5.30pm (Mon-Sun). Admission is RM50 per day.