Women Artists Are Flourishing

By Ooi Kok Chuen

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WHOA! Where do all these women artists come from? So, so many new young and emergent women artists nowadays in the plethora of women’s-only exhibitions in KL and Penang alone, held to coincide with International Women’s Day?Artwork exhibited at RRRAWRRR!!!In the February-March (overlapping April) field season, the parade of female artists has been astonishing, maybe not so by numbers, but by the diverse backgrounds and less conventional materials, and the stances and issues not normally taken.To start with, there were...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.