A New Dynamism Pervades the City’s Art Scene

loading Retrospective of Cheah Yew Saik at Penang State Art Gallery. Photo: Penang State Art Gallery.

The visual art scene in Penang has for many decades now been nourished with various elements borrowed from local and neighbouring regions. In recent years, however, it has witnessed more dynamism, with the emergence of different art forms and their respective platforms. Penang Monthly takes a look at some of these emerging art practices. Penang Expressed through Painting Lee Khai, chairman of the Penang State Art Gallery. Photo: Penang State Art Gallery. Essentially, art is a form of expression to connect artists with the outside world; and it is through interacting with, and appreciating the artworks that viewers’ emotions and feelings are nurtured ...


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