Covid-19 Exclusives: The Virus Blights the Art World
By Ooi Kok Chuen
April 2020PENANG PALETTE
VISUAL ART activities have been badly impacted by the Covid-19 Virus global pandemic. Museums, festivals, art fairs, biennials are closed, often with immediate effect, while workshops/screenings/ demonstrations are cancelled.In Malaysia existing and onstream exhibitions, beset by abrupt partial-lockdown directives, go virtual or migrate to social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. But with the distinct possibility of the government’s Movement Control Order (MCO) extending beyond March 31, Anthony Chan Sai Weng’s solo (Paintings 2012-2019), for example, might be only...
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