IM GROUP Foundation and Lai Lai Art Hosted an Exhibition by Artists with Autism in Malaysia

Date: 17/03/2023
The autistic artists at the exhibition in Malaysia

The event will also take place in Italy on March 31st as part of the corporate social responsibility project of IM GROUP.

The Malaysian-born artist Alice Chang Guerra, the founder of Lai Lai Art Studio and Chair of IM GROUP Foundation, has recently organised an exhibition by artists with autism from Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, as a precursor to a major event that will take place in Turin (Italy) at the end of March 2023.

Titled ‘Anak Syurga of Lai Lai Art meets The Little Prince’, the event includes artworks from the ten winners of the ‘Anak Syurga’ international autistic arts competition 2021. The exhibition has been held in collaboration with the online arts and crafts store You Ni Market and staged at Avenue K, adjacent to the landmark Petronas Twin Towers.

“I would like to thank all involved for making this event happen, this exhibition is part of our initiative to bring awareness to artists with autism, as well as to give them the opportunity to exhibit their work both locally and globally, and to help them gain the confidence and courage to display their work to an audience. You Ni Market’s theme ‘The Little Prince’ gave these artists an opportunity to focus their art on the famous character from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella, as they too prepare to visit new lands; in their case, Italy – to showcase their works at the ‘IM MORE | The Tigers of Malaysia’ exhibition organised by IM GROUP and Lai Lai Art at Istituto dei Sordi Torino on 31st March,” has commented Chang Guerra.

The Italian exhibition will be part of the ‘IM MORE’ corporate social responsibility project of IM GROUP. It will highlight that people with autism can not only contribute to society, but that they also have something “more” to add – as they have an uncommon ability of seeing things differently.

“We believe this is a significant step towards empowering people, who usually live on the margin of societies, as this exhibition will offer career exposure and growth opportunities to these artists. So, Italy, get ready…‘coz here we come!” has concluded Chang Guerra.

An artwork of the Malaysian exhibition
Some artworks from the art gallery