Don’t Miss Them! Art Exhibitions are Back

By Ooi Kok Chuen

September 2020 PENANG PALETTE
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Chong Kim Chiew's altered Malaya Japanese Occupation Five- Dollar note (acrylic, paper and reflective tape on canvas).
READY BUT POSTPONED Or Cancelled.A litany of woes of short-circuited, still-born and miscarried exhibitions brought about by the protracted Coronavirus pandemic has changed life, lifestyle and livelihood since March. Many exhibitions, programmes, auctions and art fairs in gestation were summarily decapitated while a few had alternative play online.Some like Sutra Foundation cold-storaged all art exhibitions for the year, while the National Art Gallery is saddled with serious roof leaks (again?) and had to close for major renovations, including the air-conditioning...

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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.