The Palazzo Malipiero (centrre) will house Malaysia’s first national pavilion at the Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition, which opens in May. Photo: Alamy
The Palazzo Malipiero (centrre) will house Malaysia’s first national pavilion at the Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition, which opens in May. Photo: Alamy
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How Malaysia got its first pavilion at Venice Biennale thanks to gallerist’s ‘fit of madness’

  • Wei-ling Lim felt the urge to do something for her country, and wrote to new prime minister Mahathir Mohamad to propose a national presence at Venice art show
  • Mahathir said government would back her if she could raise funds for the pavilion, which will showcase the works of four Malaysian artists

The Palazzo Malipiero (centrre) will house Malaysia’s first national pavilion at the Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition, which opens in May. Photo: Alamy
The Palazzo Malipiero (centrre) will house Malaysia’s first national pavilion at the Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition, which opens in May. Photo: Alamy
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