Defiant artists cry foul over censorship, vow not to be silenced

Gan Pei Ling

Visitors walking past the covered installation by Pusat Sekitar Seni prior to Kuala Lumpur Biennale 2017 on November 23. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, December 4, 2017.

A GROUP of young Malaysian and Indonesian artists say they will not back down on their right to express themselves after their works were censored and allegedly tampered with at a major arts exhibition in Kuala Lumpur recently.

The artists from Pusat Sekitar Seni (PSS) withdrew its participation in the Kuala Lumpur Biennale 2017 exhibition at the National Art Gallery a day before its official opening on November 23 after they claimed the show’s curator informed them that several elements in their exhibit had to be taken down.

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  • Don't call it art exhibition, just rename it Muslim exhibition. And add art depicting acceptance of narrow mindedness, cronyism, nepotism, corruption are welcome. Restrict it to umno viewers only.

    Posted 5 years ago by Alphonz Jayaraman