Will art world acronyms prove auspicious?


There is much happening in the art world in Penang. This provides the state with a chance to regain its former glory as the cradle of Malaysian art, and become a home for creative people of all ages.

Penang, it seems, has caught on to the fetish for acronyms. In September, the 1MCAT "came" to Penang. There was much for art aficionados to PIPE about and SIP up the heady cocktail of local art and global prints.

With the alphabet soup of GTP, ETP, NKRA, NKEA, NEM and SRI being bandied about ad nauseum these days, Penangites might not take that easily too to the garlands of acronyms besieging the island state - 1MCAT (1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism), SIP (Sparkles In Penang) and PIPE (Penang International Print Exhibition) 2010.

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