Artaidartist community initiative leads efforts to jumpstart Malaysian art scene

Hirzaq Harris’ '3C' (acrylic and bitumen on canvas, 2021). Photo: Artaidartist

With practically no source of income during this pandemic period, many visual artists have resorted to side hustles (delivery riders to food stall operators) and some have even quit the art scene.

Many of these artists – young and old – have been unable to sell their artworks. Major art galleries to community-based arts space in the Klang Valley and other states have been closed for nearly three months now because of pandemic restrictions.

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