Today's Malaysia Seen Through Art
Contemporary Malaysian Art

Exhibition

Flyer of Comtemporary Malaysia Art exhibition

This exhibition offered an overview of modern Malaysian art through works by 10 leading Malaysian artists. It featured 27 works, mostly by artists in their fifties who were members of the first generation to bring home skills and knowledge acquired from study abroad, and who established their own styles and confirmed their reputations among local art circles. In the catalogue, Nakamura Hideki observes that theirs is “an art which, although stimulated by the West, is rooted in a non-European, intrinsically Asian spirit.” Such an art showed viewers an aspect of a multiethnic nation combining Malay, Chinese and Indian heritages.

Data
Dates & Venue
(Tokyo)
March 18–April 5, 1992
The Japan Foundation ASEAN Culture Center Gallery
Planning The National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Artists Abdul Latiff Mohidin, Ahmad Khalid Yusof, Anthony Lau, Chung Chen Sun, Ibrahim Hussein, Joseph Tan, Redza Piyadasa, Siti Zainon Ismail, Sulaiman Esa, Syed Ahmad Bin Jamal
Organizers The Japan Foundation ASEAN Culture Center
Cooperation The National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Catalogue

Cover of Comtemporary Malaysia Art exhibition catalogue

Contemporary Malaysian Art: Today's Malaysia Seen Through Art
Edited by Kakinuma Tsutomu

  • Publisher:
    Tokyo: The Japan Foundation ASEAN Culture Center
  • Year:
    1992
  • Total Number of Pages:
    32
  • Size:
    30 cm
  • Language:
    Japanese (jpn); English (eng)
  • NCID:
    BN1448297X

[Contents]

p. 5 Restraining a Slight Flutter
Nakamura Hideki (Art Critic)
p. 11 Modern Malaysian Art—An Introduction
Redza Piyadasa (Artist; Art Critic; Lecturer, Southeast Asian Art, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Malaya)
p. 14 Plates
p. 27 Artists Biography

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