When artists come together

By Ooi Kok Chuen

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The playground of art installations comprising painted readymade and constructed objects at SAA (2011).
Much can be gained from working together. This is true even for artists, personalities generally known for being solitary and isolated. Malaysia has – and has had – its fair share of artist groups.One for the album: Some of the artists in the Malaysia-Philippines July exhibition at Galeri Seri Mutiara with the gallerist-artist Koay Soo Kau.In art, numbers do count. In forming an art society, numbers give greater clout and benefits, apart from the camaraderie. Artists are not solitary recluses...

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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.