Sculpturing Penang’s public spaces

By Ooi Kok Chuen

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Attempts to position Penang in the world have often been about food and festivals, shopping and beaches. While valid, these have their limits. Something new that promises to draw art enthusiasts is the Penang Sculpture Trail. Inspired by the 1992–94 Tachikawa Art Map, a series of sculptures by world famous sculptors exhibited all over Tachikawa Prefecture in Japan, Japanese artist Hitori Nakayama thought something similar should be done in his adopted home, Penang. With help from Datuk Tang Hon Yin,...

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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.