Peddlers v creators in the arts

Azmyl Yunor

There are no guarantees in the pursuit of the arts. Just like faith, you commit fully, without hesitation, at your own peril. – Pixabay pic, April 3, 2020.

IN the Malaysian context, there is a need to make a conscious and informed distinction between what “artiste” in English and “artis” in Malay connote.

On the surface, “artis” appears to be a direct translation of the English word. However, it carries an entirely different ideological baggage and expectations that are far removed from the original word.

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