Current Exhibition

MANAH: A LIVING LEGACY

Curator : Prof. Madya Dr. Hj. Baharuddin Bin Mohd Arus
Duration : 14 February 2017 - 16 April 2017
Admission : Free
Time : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Description :

Exhibition Perspective

To a large extent, the indigenous ‘worldview’ is grounded on important ancient stories and symbols. A belief that the world is a symbol of creation and is therefore sacred and must be revered. The world as a sustainer provides continuous resource which exists since time immemorial. Having strong traditions which is deeply rooted with ancient practices, the indigenous people is very much connected with the natural world.The symbiosis becomes the template for the indigenous culture and its social order.The interdependency between man and nature created the sanctified relationship between people and the world they inhabit.

Central to the indigenous culture are traditional symbols which are based on momentous stories. Without a written lexicon, their stories are orally recounted through ritualistic dance and songs; and their beliefs are embedded through their artworks. Such is their way to pass on vital information and in preserving their culture.

Due to its confined presence, indigenous art have recurrently been misrepresented. Although both originates from a completely different visual languages, however there are attempts to compare indigenous art to a western art form.

Perspektif Pameran

Pada keseluruhannya, 'pandangan dunia' masyarakat peribumi banyak bersandar kepada cerita-cerita purba dan simbol-simbol berdasarkan daripada alam. Alam semesta diibaratkan sebagai simbol penciptaan yang terkandung pengajaran kudus yang wajib dimuliakan. Alam merupakan sumber rezeki berterusan yang wujud sejak azali lagi. Masyarakat peribumi mempunyai amalan tradisi kuno yang berumbi begitu mendalam dengan alam semesta. Hubungan suci antara insan dan alam yang didiami telah menjadi kerangka buat mewadahi adat dan budaya serta susunan sosial masyarakat peribumi.

Teras kepada kebudayaan masyarakat peribumi adalah simbol-simbol tradisional yang juga berdasarkan kepada peristiwa-peristiwa penting. Tanpa leksikon yang bertulis, cerita-cerita mereka diperturunkan secara lisan melalui lagu-lagu, tarian-tarian dan upacara berbentuk ritual, manakala kepercayaan mereka pula tertanam dalam bentuk-bentuk pengkaryaan seni. Begitulah cara mereka menyampaikan maklumat penting sambil memelihara serta mewariskan budaya.

Kesenian masyarakat peribumi sering disalah tafsir oleh kerana ia hadir dalam ruang yang begitu terbatas. Meskipun kedua-duanya berasal dari bahasa visual yang jauh sekali berbeza, namun terdapat percubaan untuk membandingkan kesenian masyarakat peribumi dengan seni rupa barat.

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