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Past Exhibition

VISUAL DIALECTS: Cultural Ties That Bind

Curator : PETRONAS & Sarah NH Vogeler
Duration : 18 April 2018 - 15 July 2018

Description :

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.


ALEGORI: Contemporary Art Expressions from Malay Manuscripts

Curator : PETRONAS
Duration : 14 November 2017 - 04 February 2018

Description :
ALEGORI - Contemporary Art Expressions from Malay Manuscripts is GALERI PETRONAS' final exhibition for its 2017 calendar. The Exhibition explores Malay metaphorical thinking through the Malay manuscripts and the artistry of functional objects derived from various disciplines of knowledge that are rudimentary to the Malay holistic view of the world and arguably formed the foundation of the Malay identity. With the canonical manuscripts of Sulalatus Salatin and Hikayat Hang Tuah and among 17 other significant manuscripts, the Exhibition showcases about 20 rare Malay artefacts inspired by the Malay manuscripts. A selection of 10 contemporary installation artworks will be concurrently presented by regional and local artists, expressing Southeast Asian art’s singular appropriation of its traditional and cultural elements. GALERI PETRONAS invites everyone to explore and examine our cultural aesthetics from visual experiences and connections with these contemporary art expressions stemming from the Malay classical manuscripts. A series of complementary programs to suit the multi-interests of the public is being held throughout the duration of the 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
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