The primary objective of establishing Daiichi Modern Art Gallery is to promote art and aesthetics development in Malaysia. I hope to make the gallery a cultural centre to encourage serious art activities where local, national, regional and international artists can come together to exhibit as well as to share professional ideas and experiences.
Art enriches our world, promotes better understanding and cuts across all barriers.
As an art lover and a businessman, the founding of the Daiichi Modern Art Gallery is seen as my humble contributions to our society. To make it a success, I need the support of artists, aficionados, art community and everyone interested in art.
Dai Ichi Modern Art Gallery was founded by Mr. K.H. Tai in 1998. The gallery was officiated on 20 February 1999 by Yg Bhd Dato’ Chuah Thean Teng of Malaysia, Master artist Guan Shan Yue of China and Master artist Liu Bo Shu of China
On 26 Jan 2003, Daiichi Modern Art Gallery was very honoured to invite His Majesty the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (supreme head of state) and the Sultan of Kedah Darul Aman, Al Sultan Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, to officiate the 'Tradition to Modernity' international art exhibition.
His Majesty is the 14th and current Yang di-Pertuan Agong (supreme head of state) of Malaysia, as well as the 27th and current Sultan of Kedah. He previously served as the fifth Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 1970 to 1975. He is the first person to hold the position twice, as well as the oldest elected to the office.
To promote "works of art" that include paintings, drawings, calligraphics, original arts, sculptures, ceramics and other art forms which in the opinion of the committee may be considered as having artistic merits and historical significance.
To encourage, develop and foster interests in art and inculcate an appreciation and understanding of art.