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The late Aziz Sattar [b. 8 August 1925 – d.6 May 2014] (left) and S. Shamsuddin [b. 1 January 1929 – 4 June 2013] (right) were Malaya’s respectful actors and comedians and famously known for their iconic roles in a film series titled Bujang Lapok. The first four films were directed by Tan Sri Datuk […]
This 1987 print is one of the earliest digital computers print in the collection and are considered one of the earliest collections of malaysian media art by the national art gallery. It marks the early approaches of Malaysian artist experimentati on of computer technology and digital prints to produce art, inspiring later appreciation, valuation and […]
CURATOR NOTES: On the year 2004, The national art gallery had held a program called Wavelines which aim to uniquely capture the beauty of Terengganu’s Islands, Pulau Redang & Perhentian. In order to produce a variety of interpretation and visualization, The National Art gallery had worked together with a group of 9 artist and photographer […]
CURATOR NOTES: Datuk A. Samad Said was born in Kampung Belimbing Dalam, Durian Tunggal, Melaka, on 9 April 1935. A Samad Said won the S.E.A Writer Award in 1976 and was awarded the title Sasterawan Negara in 1986 for his continual efforts in penning many contributions towards Malay Literature. His many contributions are observed through […]
In 2020, the national art gallery acquired 3 short documentary videos, produced by Mahen Bala, this piece is one of them. This documentary was shot in Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Lumpur, it is a short video produced to compliment the premier of the Unvealing the Unseen (1937-1971) Exhibition of Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin coordinated by YM […]
CURATOR NOTES: According to the artist, the project was done spontaneously over the course of 48 hour. The artwork firstly made publication through the show INPRINT held by National Art Gallery & guest curated by artist, Juhari Said in 2005, and was acquired into the collection in 2009. Azizan Rahman Paiman & his wife Suhaila […]
CURATOR NOTES: In Proclaim series, photographic elements had become key subject matter alongside textual archive. The manipulation and combination of its arrays of forms through persistent alignment of thoughts and narratives with an artisanal mastery of the elements and principles of art which creates an aesthetically pleasant documentation effort through art. An interview with the […]
According to an interview with Eric Peris for this particular work, GPO stands for General Post Office, a building that has similar characteristic to the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, an iconic building in Malaya that was completed in 1907, it is among the few building in Kuala Lumpur that portrays a style of architecture akin […]
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