When artists come together

By Ooi Kok Chuen

August 2013 PENANG PALETTE
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The playground of art installations comprising painted readymade and constructed objects at SAA (2011).
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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.


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