An explosion of art shows

By Ooi Kok Chuen

November 2014 PENANG PALETTE
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We do know that Malaysians are an artistic people, but the recent – and continuing – gush of art festivals and symposiums still takes our breath away.The whole country is in Art-stasy with all the frenzied year-round celebrations of art festivals, expos/fairs, camps, art-auctions, expeditions, workshops, demonstrations, symposiums and related activities.The phenomenal upsurge is baffling for a relatively young country short on art tradition and lacking state-of-the-art museums and trade-and-convention centres. Even KL’s Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre is an...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

art-writer and journalist, is 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.