Let’s take Malaysian art global again!

By Ooi Kok Chuen

July 2013 PENANG PALETTE
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Whatever the reason, the showcasing of Malaysian art on the world stage has suffered a downturn that will be hard to reverse. For one thing, competitors have surged ahead.On the global stage, Malaysian artists have, in comparison to neighbouring countries, become shrinking violets.There was a time when Malaysian art went to London (SOAS Centre, London University), Mane (Czechoslovakia), New Delhi (India), Malmo (Sweden), Madrid (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina). All these were under Wairah Marzuki who helmed the National Art Gallery...

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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.