Illusion Exhbition launches in Kuala Lumpur

Science Gallery Dublin’s ILLUSION made its first Asian appearance this week, opening in the heart of Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.

"Some of most amazing contemporary artists working in the realm of optical illusion have been brought together for a fantastic show called Illusion by Science Gallery in Dublin. Curated by psychologist and author Richard Wiseman and researched by magician and escapologist (!) Paul Gleeson, the exhibition explores the myriad ways the mind is tricked through sensory deception. The show includes works from Roseline de Thelin, Gregory Barsamian, Matt Kenyon, Jonty Hurwitz, and many more. " -

It’s the fourth outing for ‘ILLUSION: Nothing is as it Seems’, as since departing Dublin, Ireland ILLUSION has thrilled audiences in Charlotte, North Carolina and in San Diego, California. The exhibition is being hosted by Malaysia’s Petrosains, at the heart of world famous landmark, the Petronas Towers.

The smoke-and-mirrors launch was hosted by up-and-coming actress Juliana Evans and accompanied by performances from the KL Young Singers before the guest of honour, Ireland's Ambassador to Malaysia Eamon Hickey, officially opened the exhibition. ILLUSION is open Tuesday to Sunday at Petrosains KLCC at the Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur until December 2015.