• Issue
  • Jan 01, 2023

Kuala Lumpur: With Feelers Out

CHANG YOONG CHIA’s Battle, 2022, batik sarong (Remazol dye on viscose cloth), 116 × 188 cm. Photo by dinndiran. Courtesy the artist and Teoh Wing Wah.

If 2022 was a year of getting back to a pre-pandemic pace of activity in the Kuala Lumpur scene, then there was a blooming of new spaces and initiatives, and dare we say, new audiences. We felt something of a shift, an expansion, and a tentative energy following the introversion and mostly quiet productivity of the past three years.