Past Exhibition

WAYANG U-WEI: HANYUT MERENTASI SAKSI

Curator : U-Wei Saari
Duration : 20 December 2016 - 12 February 2017


Description :
Perspektif Pameran

Filem dibuat dan ditayangkan. Ia datang dan pergi. Ia mempunyai perjalanannya sendiri. Ada yang singgah agak lama di dalam ingatan kita. Ingatan pula tidak kekal. Jika dikira, hayat hidup kita pendek dan hayat filem panjang. Filem boleh berlanjut ke dalam ingatan melalui tulisan-tulisan, bahan-bahan iklan tertinggal dan juga penjelmaan melalui medium lain.

Sembilan pelukis seni tampak dipelawa untuk menzahirkan karya mereka lanjutan penontonan filem Hanyut. Kunci projek kali ini adalah filem Hanyut agar dibaca dari aspek apa-apa sahaja yang terkesan oleh pengkarya-pengkarya terpilih. Ini adalah bahagian kedua dari projek Wayang U-Wei Angkat Saksi yang diadakan pada tahun 2006. Pelbagai disiplin dan bahantara dipilih; dari ilustrasi ke abstrak, dari cat air ke arca. Artis dipilih dari yang senior ke yang muda.

Meninjau karya-karya yang telah siap dihasilkan, didapati kepelbagaian tangkapan artis-artis terhadap naskah filem Hanyut. Rata-rata tiada yang mengalih kefahaman mereka itu dengan hanya cara literal. Bukan sekadar menyalin semula imejan atau gambar yang terdapat pada adegan dalam filem itu. Apa yang berlaku adalah tentang pemakanan, perwatakan, perasaan hati dan nasib yang telah dibentang dan dimunculkan ke atas kanvas dan ke arca. Ini dilakukan melalui lakaran, lukisan, cetakan dan juga jahitan dan anyaman.

Exhibition Perspective

Films are made and shown. They come and go. They have their own journey. Some stay for a long time in our memory. Memory itself is not permanent. Come to think of it, our life span is short, whereas a film has a long life. It can continue to live on in our memory through writings, advertising materials left behind and through reproductions in other mediums.

Nine visual artists were invited to produce their works upon watching Hanyut. The film, which was key to the project, was to be interpreted by the impressions it made on them. This is the second part of the project Wayang U-Wei Angkat Saksi first held in 2006. Various disciplines and mediums were chosen; from illustration to abstract, from watercolour to sculpture. The artists selected ranged from senior to junior practitioners.

In reviewing the works completed, there appears to be diverse interpretations of the film Hanyut. On the whole, none of the artists produced a literal take on the film. They were not simply reproducing images from scenes in the film. The resulting inspirations, rendered on canvas and in sculpture, are about nutrition, characterisation, feelings of the heart and fate. They were produced in the form of sketches, paintings, prints as well as sewing and weaving works.


Senarai Seniman / Participating Artists
  • Abdul Latiff Ahmad Padzali
  • Abu Bakar Idris
  • Aminah Abd Rahman
  • Fai Zakaria
  • K. Azril Ismail
  • Long Thien Shih
  • Stephen Menon
  • Suzlee Ibrahim
  • Raja Shahriman Raja Aziddin
 

SEMANGAT X: Visual Expressions of Southeast Asian Identity

Curator : Badrolhisham M Tahir & Nizam Rahmat
Duration : 23 November 2016 - 15 January 2017


Description :

SEMANGAT X: Visual Expressions of Southeast Asian Identity showcases elements of values stemming from shared traditions and cultural geography of the Southeast Asian region. This exhibition features artworks by 24 prominent artists from 10 member nations of ASEAN which convey national characters; each identity uniquely shaped by its social and political conditions. Within these varied artistic styles and gestures exist coherent values that bind the regional consciousness stemming from collective memories, psyche, behaviour patterns, customs, practices and systems of belief, expressively manifested through contemporary visual art idioms.

To further expound on the scholarship of Southeast Asian art, focus has to be given towards defining a “common ground”, notwithstanding the region’s variety of languages, cultures, religions, “historic openness” to foreign trade and commercial interactions in building a post-colonial region. Even though the physical, political, social and cultural diversity is too immense to qualify the region with a distinctive personality, the arts through the traditional political-cultural framework can play a pivotal role in building a singular regional identity projecting “One Southeast Asia”.

Drawing upon Southeast Asia’s region-building efforts and process of socialisation, GALERI PETRONAS documents the cultural and social dynamics of a shifting society with SEMANGAT X, not only to reflect the vibrancy of Southeast Asia’s contemporary art scene, but to foster linkages among members of the Southeast Asian art fraternity, in the belief that Southeast Asia’s coherence is built upon collective identity-building which celebrates cultural diversity to count as one of the world’s finest geo-socio political collectives.

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SEMANGAT X: Visual Expressions of Southeast Asian Identity mempamerkan unsur-unsur nilai daripada tradisi yang dikongsi bersama dari budaya serantau Asia Tenggara. Menampilkan karya dari 24 seniman terkemuka dari 10 negara anggota ASEAN, karya-karya ini menampilkan perwatakan unik sesebuah Negara yang terbentuk dari keadaan sosial dan politiknya yang tersendiri. Dalam kepelbagaian gaya dan penampilan, wujud nilai-nilai kesepaduan yang mengikat kesedaran serantau yang lahir daripada kolektif memori, jiwa, corak tingkah laku, amalan dan adat serta sistem kepercayaan yang dijelmakan melalui bahasa seni visual kontemporari.

Untuk meningkatkan kesarjanaan seni Asia Tenggara, tumpuan perlu diberi kepada satu “titik persamaan”, meskipun rantau ini mempunyai kepelbagaian bahasa, budaya, agama, “keterbukaan sejarah” terhadap perdagangan luar negara dan interaksi komersial dalam membangunkan sebuah rantau pasca-penjajahan. Walaupun kepelbagaian fizikal, politik, sosial dan budaya rantau ini adalah terlalu besar untuk diberikan satu personaliti tertentu, seni melalui kerangka kerja politik dan budaya boleh memainkan peranan penting dalam membina satu identiti serantau yang menggemakan semangat “Satu Asia Tenggara”.

Dengan memanfaatkan usaha-usaha pembangunan serantau dan proses sosialisasi di Asia Tenggara, GALERI PETRONAS mendokumentasi dinamik budaya dan sosial masyarakat yang sentiasa berubah melalui SEMANGAT X, bukan sahaja untuk menggambarkan kerancakan dunia seni kontemporari rantau ini, tetapi juga untuk memupuk semangat persaudaraan di kalangan penggiat seni di Asia Tenggara. Dengan semangat kesepaduan yang dibina berasaskan identiti kolektif yang meraikan kepelbagaian budaya serantau, ASEAN dikira sebagai salah sebuah kolektif geo-sosiopolitik yang terbaik di dunia.

 

CROSSINGS: Pushing Boundaries

Curator : Shireen Naziree
Duration : 06 September 2016 - 30 October 2016


Description :

GALERI PETRONAS is proud to present CROSSINGS: Pushing Boundaries which feature the artworks of 15 Malaysian artists who not only gained experience internationally but more importantly have embraced the changing pace of contemporary art practice. Through their artworks, these artists canvass issues within the global contemporary environment, highlighting the resilience of people, culture and the human spirit in response to the rapid pace of modernisation and world events.

List of artists:

  • Ahmad Fuad Osman
  • Ali ‘Mabuha’ Rahamad
  • Anuar Rashid
  • Bayu Utomo Radjikin
  • Chang Fee Ming
  • Chong Siew Ying
  • Dolly Unithan
  • Eng Tay
  • Hayati Mokhtar / Dain Iskandar Said Khoo Sui Hoe
  • Latiff Mohidin
  • Nadiah Bamadhaj
  • Roslisham ‘Ise’ Ismail
  • Sabri Idrus
  • Wong Perng Fey
 

Getting Things Done: Evolution of the Built Environment in Vorarlberg

Curator : Dr. Wolfgang Fiel
Duration : 14 July 2016 - 19 August 2016


Description :

Vorarlberg is the most westerly and the smallest of all the federal states in Austria. It has borders with southern Germany, Switzerland, and the Principality of Liechtenstein and has a population of a little over 375,000 inhabitants. Its capital, Bregenz, is situated on Lake Constance. The region has seen its building culture develop along a special path with a movement beginning in the late 1950s and early 1960s that has been labelled the Vorarlberger Bauschule (Vorarlberg School of Building), a name that resonates far beyond local and national borders and is now represented by a relatively high density of quality architecture.

For more info about the project, visit Getting Things Done Website

 
  
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