Director's Foreword

Qing Gallery is a contemporary artistic space designed for the discerning enthusiasts to indulge, explore, and encapsulate their feelings through the appreciation of one of life’s finest indulgences, art.

As we celebrate the festive season and what has been a liberating post pandemic year for all, Qing Gallery is excited to collaborate with the AFK Collection to present “Legendary Masters” - an amazing and inspiring compilation of 23 of the top artworks carefully selected out of the entire collection. The AFK treasury, consisting almost 1400 pieces, powerfully embodies Malaysia’s contemporary art history assembled over at least 30 decades through the ardent passion and knowledge of Aliya and Farouk Khan. This collection is now delicately curated by their daughters Leila and Zena Khan, whom are both wonderfully dedicated to the preservations and documentations of these artworks that marks the growth of the contemporary art movement in Malaysia.

The AFK Collection is emphatically invigorating to the soul, transcending our ordinary senses and truly evoking a silent patriotism in all of us, as we proudly commemorate the greatest Malaysian artistic achievement over the past 50 years.

We trust you will truly celebrate the works of these “Legendary Masters” in history at our gallery and look forward to welcome you at our show.