Past Exhibition

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Duration : 31 July 2017 - 15 August 2017

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GALERI PETRONAS is currently closed

MANIFEST: Modernism of Merdeka

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

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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

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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.

Concerto Glassico: The Czech Art of Glass

Curator : Ladislav Kopecký
Duration : 02 May 2017 - 11 June 2017

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Czech glassmaking is legendary, a summation of the harmonies which emerge from the glassmaker‘s heart, head and hands and the synergy of craftsmanship and creativity. These combine to form a harmony similar to that found in musical concertos, and the Concerto Glassico exhibiton reveals the secrets of the glassmaker‘s art and craft.

This exhibition showcases 12 prominent figures in Czech glass making, who have influenced the development of the art of glass by their thinking, personal qualities, activities and by the results of their work, and have contributed to the distinctiveness and high standard of Czech glassmaking.

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