Veteran Malaysian artist demonstrates creative resilience in these challenging times


Datuk Sharifah Fatimah's new exhibition is inspired by her past travels to the Middle East and the Balkans. Photo: G13 Gallery

You may think that Datuk Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zubir Barakbah’s latest visual chronicle, Tales Of Solace, is a reference to the pandemic and year-long confinement that we were all subjected to. But you’d be wrong.

“Solitude and solace don’t refer to the pandemic, ” says Sharifah Fatimah candidly over the phone.

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