Labour Day: How Malaysian artists have paid tribute to the working class

  • Culture
  • Friday, 01 May 2020

A close-up image of a Labour Day-inspired woodcut from Pangrok Sulap which was exhibited in Hong Kong last year. Photo: Pangrok Sulap

If you consider the social turmoil, societal inequalities and economic hardships, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic, this Labour Day might be a good time to revisit how some Malaysian artists - through the generations - have portrayed workers and labour in art.

Admittedly, local art documenting the working class experience isn't a popular creative pursuit.

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