KUALA LUMPUR, 14 October 2011 – Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah today launched IRRESISTIBLE WEAR, the latest exhibition at GALERI PERTONAS showcasing 48 new artwear pieces designed by Malaysian artist and fashion designers.
The IRRESISTABLE WEAR exhibition is a form of expressive art about clothing the human body with art, the notion of ‘wearing art’ instead of just looking at it. Traditional elements including resist and shibori are reflected in the artworks.
Tengku Azura and Eiza in Faizal Hamid's Collection.
The exhibition showcases artwear or wearable arts by 12 prominent Malaysian artist and fashion designers, namely Datuk Radzuan Radziwill, Datin Sharifah Kirana, Edric Ong, Faizal Hamid, Adnan Hassan, Akma Suriati, Asliza Aris, Zainol Salleh, Eddie Yap, Fion Poon, Associate Professor Hasnul Jamal Saidon and Abdul Hamid Hassan.
Dato Mohammad Medan Abdullah, Senior General Manager of Group Corporate Affairs Division, PETRONAS, in his speech said that exhibitions by GALERI PETRONAS are part of the Company’s on-going efforts to contribute to the development of a holistic Malaysian society.
Feminine Mystique,2011 by Faizal Hamid. The artwork is bordered with stellar-colored fabrics with contemporary batik tie-dye methods complementing the ethereal of the finished work by balancing structured pieces with soft drapes.
"This exhibition invites the audience to peek into the female psyche and delve into the feminine mystique that have transcended time and place-from the old to the new, from grand halls and palace grounds to metropolitan cities and urban jungles." Faizal Hamid
"Pameran IRRESISTIBLE WEAR merupakan ekspresi seni berkaitan pemakaian seni pada tubuh manusia, iaitu ‘memakai seni’ dan bukan sekadar mengamatinya. Elemen-elemen tradisi seperti resist dan shibori turut disuntik dalam karya-karya seni tersebut."
“In line with our efforts to organise various art appreciation and educational programmes, this exhibition also allows us to value, honour and motivate the unsung heroes among us, the fashion designers and the artists. More importantly, this effort contributes towards creating greater awareness on expressive arts in the country”, he added.
The sculpture of Bangau (The Egret) is formed by using natural material such as tree bark, dry leaves, palm fronds, burlap strings, rattan frames, hemp and wood. The wood is used for developing the skeleton. In coloring the artwork using the tie dye technique, natural materials such as henna leaves and tumeric were used. How amazing is that?
Bangau Oh Bangau!,2011 | Akma Suriati
Monsoon Series; Extended | Asliza Aris
Enclosing Emotions, 2011 | Datuk Radzuan Radziwil
In conjunction with the exhibition, GALERI PETRONAS also published the IRRESISTABLE WEAR exhibition catalogue; a compilation of artwork images as well as essays by Associate Professor Najib Nor, Lecturer of Faculty of Heritage & Creative Technology from Universiti Malaysia Kelantan; Professor Dr. Siti Zainon Ismail, cultural activist; Aishah Ali, former Associate Editor of Malay Mail and Yusuf Affandi Djalari, Dean of Faculty of Art & Design from Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia.
Curated by Associate Professor Najib Nor, IRRESISTIBLE WEAR exhibition will be available at GALERI PETRONAS until 1 January 2012.
"The creation of art in the form of a garment could allow a viewer to step into a piece, to feel its weight and its texture" Assoc.Prof. Najib Mad Nor
14 October 2011
Irresistible wear meneroka perlakuan pemakaian yang memberi makna daripada lenggok bahasa visual dan meninjau sepintas lalu kepelbagaian ilham tentang cara meletak, memadan dan memperaga seni pada atau atas tubuh manusia. Melalui pameran yang ternyata exclusive ini, kita dapat menikmati himpunan karya dalam satu peragaan yang dipamerkan dengan pelbagai bentuk interpretasi. Pameran ini akan berlangsung sehingga 1 Januari 2012.
Art for everyone @ Galeri Petronas
GALERI PETRONAS is located at Level 3, Suria KLCC. It is established by PETRONAS, Malaysia’s national oil company, to support and nurture the development of arts in Malaysia by providing a versatile, world-class platform for Malaysian and international artists to display their works. GALERI PETRONAS has received thousands of visitors since it opened its doors to the public in 1998. With numerous local and international exhibitions, GALERI PETRONAS aims to make art accessible, enjoyable and engaging to the public and will continue to enthral audiences with new, exciting exhibitions and public programmes.
Tel: +6 03 20517770
Fax: +6 03 20512903
Open on Tuesdays – Sundays (10 am to 8 pm); closed on Mondays. Admission is free! visit Galeri Petronas