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Published: Wednesday December 18, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday December 18, 2013 MYT 10:14:05 AM

Hole in Nagore Road covered but framed art stays

‘Framed artwork’: A cover has been placed over the hole in Nagore Road, George Town, to prevent accidents but the frame has been left untouched.

‘Framed artwork’: A cover has been placed over the hole in Nagore Road, George Town, to prevent accidents but the frame has been left untouched.

GEORGE TOWN: The hole in Nagore Road – which became the subject matter for Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic’s “framed artwork” – has been covered up, but the frame is staying in place.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, in a press conference yesterday, said a cover had been placed over the hole to prevent accidents while the frame had been left untouched.

The artwork is embedded on the road where a fire hydrant once stood.

When the hydrant was removed about 10 years ago, it left a depression in the road.

Lim said the square hole did not come under MPPP’s jurisdiction but under Indah Water Konsortium.

In a news report yesterday, Lim had said the state government viewed the work in a positive light and would not demolish or whitewash any artwork even if the work was satirical and poured scorn on the state government.

Tags / Keywords: Family & Community, lim guan eng, hole, ernest

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