ARTAID returns to raise funds for Malaysians living with HIV
ARTAID, the annual charity exhibition by the Malaysian AIDS Foundation is making a comeback at Whitebox @ Publika this month. It will be officially launched on Sunday, 23rd September, 2018, and will be open to the public from 24th until 27th September.
Themed 'DIRI', ARTAID'18 will showcase artworks by 44 established as well as new and emerging local artists.The theme, which means 'self-reflection', will give the artists an opportunity to put on canvas how they see themselves -- reflecting, looking in, looking out, in search of the bigger picture by returning the gaze on themselves.
As in previous years, ARTAID'18 is led by Ahmad Zakii, Malaysia’s most acclaimed fine artist, who is also a Trustee of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation, with curatorial support from his fellow artist, Noor Mahnun Mohamed.
The Malaysian AIDS Foundation hosted its inaugural ARTAID charity exhibition in 2015 which was a success and has since become a much-anticipated event by art aficionados, collectors and fans of Malaysian contemporary artworks. Last year’s event saw 44 visual artists contributing exciting and varied musings on the theme ‘BEBAS’. ARTAID'17 successfully raised RM300K in artwork sales.
Proceeds from ARTAID'18 will be channelled to Treatment, Care and Support programme for People Living with HIV, especially women and children.
In Malaysia, more than 88,000 people are living with HIV, many of whom are from underprivileged background with limited access to basic healthcare and vulnerable to marginalisation due to the prevailing social stigma attached to HIV & AIDS. Through its activities and programmes, MAF hopes to reach out to as many people living with HIV as possible with health services as well as care and compassion so as to improve their quality of life and empower them to contribute positively back to society.
All purchases will be entitled for tax exemption receipt issued by the Malaysian AIDS Foundation.
Ahmad Zakii Anwar
Arif Fauzan Othman
Bayu Utomo Radjikin
Chong Ai Lei
Chong Siew Ying
Fazrin Abd Rahman
Hasanul lsyraf Idris
Jalaini Abu Hassan
Khairul Azmir Shoib
Kow Leong Kiang
Lim Kok Teong
Mohd AI-Khuzairie Ali
Noor Mahnun Mohamed
Paul Nickson Atia
Sabihis Md Pandi
Shia Yih Yiing
Syed Fakaruddin Sayed Jaafar
MALAYSIAN AIDS FOUNDATION
The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) was formed in 1993 to raise and administer funds to support the activities and programmes of the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) and its Partner Organisations. It was formally incorporated under the Trustees (Incorporation) Act 1952 on May 13, 2003, under the esteemed patronage of YABhg Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir. These programmes include financial assistance schemes for children and adolescents infected and/or affected by HIV and the medicine assistance scheme to support Malaysians living with HIV in accessing life-saving treatment; as well as community-based HIV & AIDS education, prevention, treatment, care and support programmes nationwide.
Through its activities and programmes, MAF was able to reach out to as many people living with HIV as possible with health services, care and compassion, to improve their quality of life and enable them to contribute positively back to society. MAF also distributes corporate donors’ funds to support projects that have been unable to secure government funding or projects located in parts of the country where resources are scarce.
White Box @ Publika Solaris DutamasLevel G2, Block A5,
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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