As a literature student for most of my life, I would be one of the first people to tell you that Shakespeare is not a walk in the park. It’s old English with metaphors and morals from literal centuries ago tossed in with some lines that go on and on for what seems like ever. It would have been nice if someone, oh I don’t know, demystified Romeo and Juliet for me.
Balai Seni Visual has housed many exhibitions since its establishment in 1958—a recent addition being the 2016 exhibition, KOLEKSI TRADISI KE POP. The gallery itself has a rich and unassuming history juxtaposed to its grey exterior plopped along Jalan Tun Razak. Recently launched exhibition ESCAPE from the SEA calls Balai Seni Visual its home.