This art exhibit in KL celebrates contemporary Chinese folding book culture

The 'Buka Buku' exhibition in KL, a collaboration between The Godown and Open Books, has 66 works on display, comprising 58 physical books and eight digital works. Photos: The Godown

Close to ground level at The Godown arts space in Kuala Lumpur, you’d find a collection of folding books zigzagging their way around the space. Many of these books stretch out to over 3m when open. Most of them have travelled the world. A few of them are presented as digital works.

This is the Buka Buku exhibition, a collaboration between The Godown and Open Books, a collective of artists and curators from Wales and China comprising Mary Husted, Maggie James and Joe Zhu.

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