A Rush of Art Shows as the Flood Gates Open

By Ooi Kok Chuen

December 2021 PENANG PALETTE
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Arte@Pavilion (anti-clockwise): Two portraits by Lim Yong Wei. Fauzi Ab. Rahim and Alice Lai.
HERE THEY COME! After being completely shut up for so long, or showing only in spurts and shorts, galleries and artists are back with an avalanche of exhibitions following relaxation of pandemic restrictions. Some galleries might have caved-in over the last two years, but new ones have sprouted too. A few have relocated to places with more sustainable rentals, while a few have gone showroom-less like an art ronin, renting spaces based on need. One bright spark in KL is...

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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.