Past Exhibition

JULANG: Traversing a Path of Growth for All

Curator : PETRONAS
Duration : 16 August 2017 - 16 October 2017

Description :
'JULANG', which means to elevate, raise and honour, calls upon the collective conscience of the nation and its people to uphold the responsibility that comes with independence, and the need to continuously spur the nation to greater heights. In a similar vein, PETRONAS as the custodian of the nation’s oil and gas resources remains firmly committed to meeting society’s growing energy needs. The growing demand for energy inspires and strengthens our purpose to steadily drive for new solutions and push boundaries towards a sustainable energy future, which in turn, elevates Malaysia’s socioeconomic stature. 

The exhibition showcases PETRONAS’ 43-year journey in developing and adding value to Malaysia’s oil and gas resources, and our role in contributing towards the country’s progress and the improved wellbeing of Malaysians. JULANG takes visitors on a visual tour of PETRONAS’ journey from its early days as oil and gas regulator, its expansion into upstream and downstream business value chain in Malaysia and abroad, and its contribution towards building the nation and the advancement of society. In line with the theme, 16 selected artworks from the PETRONAS Art Collection, featuring Malaysian artists, will be on display for public viewing.

Currently Closed

Curator :
Duration : 31 July 2017 - 15 August 2017

Description :
GALERI PETRONAS is currently closed

MANIFEST: Modernism of Merdeka

Curator : Ar. Ang Chee
Duration : 11 July 2017 - 30 July 2017

Description :
Held in conjunction with the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2017 (KLAF2017), the exhibition examines architecture in Malaya during the transformative period of Merdeka and explores the significant relationship between architecture and nation-building.
Being the capital of a newly formed nation, Kuala Lumpur underwent significant changes, both in physical form and societal configurations. Architects were at the forefront of the urban debates, giving shape to planning and architectural questions that were part of the many challenges of a new nation.
These debates often encompass larger social issues, from housing to economy, to societal relations and dynamics. The incorporation of modernism addressed many of these issues, projecting Malaysia’s image to the rest of the world with a desire to connect with the world at large, engaging in a shared discourse and belief in progress, new technology, humanitarian ideals and social organisation.
The exhibition brings together photographs, drawings and models, social documents and new media to communicate the achievements and ideals, ethics and ambitions of the pioneering generation of Malaysian architects during the early years of Merdeka and the formation of Malaysia.
This exhibition is a collaboration with Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) / Malaysian Institute of Architects.

GOODEARTH: Expressions of Creative Energy

Curator : Ernst Chin
Duration : 02 May 2017 - 30 July 2017

Description :
Can creativity be taught or is it an innate, indefinable quality? Perhaps it is the fusion of both these aspects. Inspiration can come from nature, from values of society, human interaction, allegorical, historical or political events or even mathematical calculations. The culmination of some or all of these aspects will still not produce a work of art without the creativity imbued by the artist in its unique manner. This exhibition explores both aspects - that of the intangible creative spirit on the one hand and the mathematical, calculable quantum on the other.
Adakah kreativiti dapat diajar atau dipupuk, atau ia adalah tenaga yang bersifat halus? Barangkali ia adalah gabungan kedua-dua aspek ini. Inspirasi bersumberkan alam semula jadi, nilai-nilai masyarakat, interaksi sesama manusia, simbol-simbol yang memberi makna tertentu, peristiwa sejarah dan politik, ataupun melalui pengiraan matematik. Gabungan antara sebahagian atau semua aspek ini tidak akan menghasilkan karya seni tanpa dipadukan oleh kreativiti seniman dalam cara tersendiri; namun pameran ini akan meneroka kedua-dua aspek - tenaga kreativiti yang subjektif dan aspek matematik yang empiris sifatnya.
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