Issue and Problems in Art Criticism in Malaysia: A Need Assessment Analyses
Keywords:Art Criticism, Issue and Problems
The importance of art criticism within the domain of visual art cannot be overemphasized since it has considerable significance and presents significant possibilities. Art criticism involves the systematic examination and assessment of artistic creations. Art criticism frequently intersects with theory, as it entails the interpretive endeavor of comprehending a specific artwork through a theoretical lens and ascertaining its historical importance within the realm of art. The primary aim of this study is to identify and address the issue and problems surrounding art criticism in Malaysia. The art criticism scenario in Malaysia is still green and new. However, the role and its importance are crucial. This study integrates observation and documentation as its main methods of investigation. The utilization of observation and documentation facilitates a more extensive comprehension of the underlying potential inherent in the realm of art criticism, specifically with regards to the prevalent concerns and challenges encountered within the context of Malaysia. The outcome of this study introduces a framework that establishes the foundation for future investigations into the obstacles and issues and problems surrounding art criticism in Malaysia. This study examines several crucial characteristics pertaining to art criticism, including its societal significance, the educational background and training of art critics, the accessibility of art criticism periodicals, and the level of public knowledge of art criticism. The framework additionally recognizes potential antecedents, including the historical, cultural, political, economic, and art world circumstances of the country.
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