Censorship saga could affect KUL Biennale 2020, warn artists


Mohd Farhan Darwis Kalidevi Mogan Kumarappa

Ahmad Fuad Osman’s Imitating the Mountain, showing a naked man against a mountain background, is back at the National Art Gallery. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, February 19, 2020.

THE censorship row over Ahmad Fuad Osman’s artworks at the National Art Gallery must not be repeated at the Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Biennale 2020 in September, said artists and gallery owners.

The gallery is already suffering from a bad reputation following its removal of four of Fuad’s pieces, and the KUL Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art, should not create issues that could lead to boycotts, they said.


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