2016 Semangat X, Petronas Gallery, Malaysia
Exhibition SEMANGAT X: Visual Expressions of Southeast Asian Identity showcases elements of values stemming from shared traditions and cultural geography of the Southeast Asian region. Featuring artworks by 24 prominent artists from this region, these artworks convey national characters; each identity uniquely shaped by its social and political conditions. Within these varied artistic styles and gestures exist coherent values that binds the regional consciousness — stemming from collective memories, psyche, behavior patterns, customs, practices and systems of belief, expressively manifested through contemporary visual art idioms.

Aligned to GALERI PETRONAS’s mission to preserve, promote and develop contemporary art in Malaysia, this latest exhibition will document the cultural and social dynamics of a shifting society in SEMANGAT 10, not only to reflect the vibrancy of Southeast Asia’s contemporary art scene, but also to foster linkages among members of the Southeast Asian art fraternity. This exhibition is open to public from 23 November 2016 until 15 January 2017at GALERI PETRONAS, Level 3, Suria KLCC. Admission is free.

Participating Artists
The featured artists are Ahmad Shukri Mohamed, Chan Kok Hooi, Hamir Soib, Jalaini Abu Hassan, Ahmad Zakii Anwar and Zulkifli Yusoff from Malaysia, Pengiran Timbang from Brunei Darussalam, Sopheah Pich from Cambodia, Yunizar, Heri Dono and Krisna Murti from Indonesia, Marisa Darasavath from Laos, Aung Kyaw Htet and Nge Lay from Myanmar, Norberto Roldan, Alfredo Esquillo Jr and Geraldine Javier from the Philippines, Kumari Nahappan and Fyerool Darma from Singapore, Ampannee Satoh, Jirapat Tatsanasomboon and Natee Utarit from Thailand, Pham Huy Thong and Pham An Hai from Vietnam.

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