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The Evolution of Electronic Art in Malaysia

Niranjan Rajah and Hasnul Jamal Saidon


ANUAR AYOB, Rambo, 1998 (detail), single-channel video installation. Photograph Zulkalnail Zainal Abidin

Over the last forty years the Malaysian economy has moved rapidly from agriculture and primary industries to electronics and information technology. Such swift economic and technological progress has brought about rapid social transformation and has had a significant impact on cultural production. From the early 1980s Malaysian artists have made use of electronic media to effect conceptual, formal and critical engagements in the visual arts. What began as 'closed'

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