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Nirmala Dutt's Kampung Polo II (acrylic, silkscreen on canvas, 1984). Photos: Our ArtProjects

The faces of helpless squatter family members in the slums of the Kuala Lumpur, the displaced Penan people in Sarawak and the dire consequences of urban poverty and pollution.

They are just some of the uncomfortable truths laid bare in the works featured in the late Nirmala Dutt’s Great Leap Forward exhibition, which opened yesterday at the new Our ArtProjects’ gallery at the Zhongshan Building, off Jalan Kampung Attap in Kuala Lumpur.

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