Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi tackles racism with portraits made from food items

  • Arts
  • Wednesday, 22 Apr 2020

Red Hong Yi dedicates this work, made of fennel seeds, to Jonathan Mok, the Singaporean college student who was punched in the face in Oxford Street, London last month. 'I don’t want your Coronavirus in my country!' the attacker said before throwing Mok a punch. Photo: Red Hong Yi

The spate of anti-Asian sentiment and racist attacks stemming from ignorance about coronavirus have been making the news the world over – from a Singaporean student who was punched in London, a two-year-old Asian-American and her family in Texas, United States, who were stabbed, and another Singaporean student and friend hurt in a racist attack in Melbourne.

Such assaults against Asians are becoming frighteningly regular. Then you have a long list surrounding racial intimidation and blatant (or casual) xenophobia.

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