From Thursday 16 October to Sunday 2 November, the Lake Gardens (also known as Taman Tasik Perdana) will be transformed into a platform for artists to exhibit their sculptures and artistic installations in the park for a two week festival: Art in the Park.
There is no admission fee and this is the first contemporary art exhibition at the oldest park in KL, showcasing the works of various artists from across the globe including Handiwirman Saputra from Indonesia, Marie-Hugo from France and Rags2Riches from the Philippines. Malaysian artists include Abdul Multhalib Musa, Lisa Foo, Marvin Chan, Rahman Roslan, Sabri Idrus, and many more.
Alongside the installations and sculptures, there will be a range of programmes to choose from such as art talks, visual arts, performances, arts and crafts as well as a food bazaar. The art and literary market, Art for Grabs, will also be part of the festival on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October at the Canopy Perdana.
On Saturday 1 November, there will be a storytelling tour at 11am and 5pm. During “City of Endless Possibilities”, five storytellers (Phoon Chi Ho, Anne Lee, Jac Sm Kee, Fahmi Fadzil and Brian Gomez) will re-imagine both the new sculptures and old relics of the park, blurring fiction and reality with their urban legends.
Photo: Courtesy of Art in the Park.