Malaysia Celebrates Rukun Negara Through Digital Art Tribute


Nat'l. Art Gallery Pays Tribute to Rukun Negara in Digital Art Installation

Rukun Negara, also known as National Principles, is an important movement in Malaysian history as it commemorates the country’s independence and declares its ambition to foster harmony and unity.

To pay tribute to this patriotic declaration, the National Art Gallery of Malaysia unveiled its “Atma Kirana” exhibition, featuring a picturesque digital art installation crafted by local artist Abdul Shakir, also known as “Grasshopper.”

With the exhibit, the National Art Gallery aims to dazzle its audience with art that blends cultural significance and digital technology. It features five flower motifs, each with a significant core principle: lotus for faith, luffa for loyalty, bunga keledek for good governance, orchid for kindness, and turmeric for rules of law.

The images will be suspended through 100 LED panels, giving its spectators a captivating combination of colours. The exhibition also showcases its commitment to sustainable art, as it uses recycled LED panels that were displayed before on Kuala Lumpur’s urban landscapes.

“As viewers immerse themselves in the luminous world of ‘Atma Kirana’ they are invited to reflect on their own journey of self-discovery, introspection, and growth. The installation serves as a catalyst for introspection, prompting contemplation on the shared human experience and the values that bind us together,” said Shakir in a statement.

The exhibit premiered on Aug. 9 at the National Art Gallery. You can visit the exhibit for free until Oct. 30, so don’t miss the chance to delve into this enchanting showcase!

When: Aug. 9-Oct. 30

Where: National Art Gallery, 2 Jalan Temerloh, Off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How much: Free admission

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