VISUAL DIALECTS: Cultural Ties That Bind features rarely seen paintings and photographs from the PETRONAS Art Collection, depicting artistic sentimentalism of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. These artistic expressions illustrate nuances of the presiding spirit shaped by the distinctive regional cultural heritage which makes up multifaceted Malaysia.
The selected artworks highlight the cultural diversity which has enriched and unified us as a nation. The majority of the works comprise intensely quixotic landscapes, regal edifices and captivating scenes of daily lives. They are meant to palpate the senses and bring forth impulses of an unhurried probing. They implore us to journey into the past, so we may rejoice in the present and revere in a future not just beautiful, but one which continues to nourish our souls.
Coming from the myriads of artworks which are steeped in messaging for unity, love for the Earth, its people, their traditions and culture, these artistic manifestations resonate PETRONAS’ commitment to sustainable growth of human capital development.
In line with the national aspiration to build a vibrant and sustainable creative industry, PETRONAS has played a significant role through the promotion, development and preservation of the nation’s fine visual art heritage. VISUAL DIALECTS: Cultural Ties That Bind exhibition and its book publication marks another milestone of GALERI PETRONAS’ continuous commitment in contributing towards a culturally enriched Malaysia.