Monday, July 28, 2008

Menanti Karya Mural Jiawei Shen

Melihat brosur Galeri Petronas tertera 'sebuah karya yang tempah khas sempena ulangtahun kemerdekaan Malaysia yang ke 51'. Penulis tercari-cari siapa Jiawei Shen itu? dan dunia internet amat membantu. Beliau adalah seorang pelukis handalan AUSTRALIA. Tidak pasti kemana perginya semangat patriotik kita, jika lukisan untuk ulangtahun kemerdekaan ke-51 Malaysia tidak ada seorangpun pelukis Malaysia yang dapat melukiskannya. Harganya? boleh semak sendiri http://www.portraitartist.com/shen/fees2.htm - barangkali ditempah atas semangat KOMANWEL kut.

Mungkin ada benarnya rungutan sesetengah dari kita, 'hujan emas di negeri orang, hujan batu di negeri sendiri'. Karyawan kita tidak dipandang di negeri sendiri. Latiff Mohidin, Ibrahim Hussein bila nak dapat Dato' nya. Kenapa tidak karya mural untuk kemerdekaan dikomisenkan kepada Jaafar Taib atau Azman Yusof sahaja? Nama yang cukup terkenal dengan karya yang memukau?

Barangkali ini mengulangi sikap sesetengah kita yang nampak "rumput di halaman jiran lebih hijau dari halaman sendiri", tetapi inikah yang harus ada dalam jiwa para pentadbir kita?... dalam semangat hendak menyambut ulangtahun kemerdekaan pun masih bergantung kepada orang luar...

3 comments:

kamal sabran said...

kita masih belum puas dijajah

Khairul said...

Ada baik nya kita bertanya terus Balai Seni Lukis Negara. Berkemungkinan besar mereka ada sebab musabab tersendiri. Apa pun amat menarik juga mendengar penjelasan dari BSLN.

deqiut said...

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MRCB updates... september 08

Date Saturday, September 6th 2008, 3:45 AM Icon 40 Date 1

anugerah seni update... well, apparently the mrcb fellas are really trying.. first of all they have responded to a lot of the emails/complaints that they received. and they have just changed the requirement from minimum 4x4 feet to maximum 5x5 feet... imagine trying to paint a 4x4 feet using water color... where does one even find quality watercolor paper that big...? just when u think that technology can help people to just google for art contest and can 'cut-and-paste' the internationally accepted rules and conditions for an art contest in less than 10 seconds, we still have to reinvent the wheel to create a major art competition for malaysia to make things... errmmm.. make it better?... apparently malaysians do realize that there is value in art, or should i say, money in art... through art we can do good charity work (like the WWF rimbun dahan show that raised about RM150k this year for 1 show, even works are sold out before the opening>> http://www.rimbundahan.org/art/art_for_nature/2008/index.htm) and any kind of charity must be good lah... but MRCB art contest wants to do charity work AND help malaysian artists... but is it to the benefit of the local art industry? will great works be produced for people to take part if the conditions are clearly against the artist to do so? and if shoddy works are sent in (since artists are practically just giving them away) and if participation is very low, how will this influence public's perception towards malaysian art, or the corporate body themselves? will other corporations engage in more future artistic endeavors if few artists take part based on this MRCB contest? and if the 'expert' jury thinks hamir soib's 4x4 feet black bitumen painting (if hamir enters the contest of course) is worth RM200, then reduce it further to RM100 discount on the last day of exhibition because the MRCB condition stipulates that they have ALL RIGHTS to 'get rid' of the works as they deem fit since storage space is costly, it would not only give a negative perception for the public that malaysian art has got no value, but may even cripple the art market as we know it.. nevertheless, i think another point to consider that not many has raised is the fact that not only are the artists to transfer their rights (soul), but they also have to indemnify the organizers and keep them harmless from and against any liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, proceedings, suits or other consequences arising from any claim or allegation that a third party’s Intellectual Property Right or other right has been infringed. last paragraph where you're supposed to sign, in blood... meaning, if the work is being sued by a third party for copyright infringement, even though the work and all rights belongs to MRCB for eternity (upon entering the contest) and even if its already sold to someone else, or if they decide to use the paintings 25 years in the future for an art exhibition in london to promote malaysia or something, the artist (if still alive) is still liable to protect MRCB against any claims, plus the artist has to pay for all legal costs and damages towards these claims. So, if nike sues the organizers against using their logo in the painting for USD13million, then guess who has to pay? Or who goes to jail if you can’t pay? and if the artist is dead, then its their next-of-kin that will be accountable... and your children's children, and their children... because you have agreed to indemnify MRCB against any infringement claims... so... say if you decide to use the coca-cola logo, nike logo, or any images that has copyrights, like something you would commonly see for mixed media or pop-art paintings, and if these original owners decide to sue MRCB for 'using' the painting containing these images, the artist is still liable... ok, so now the people that read this understands better about what may happen, but how about the hundreds of artists that just signs the form blindly? or worse still, imagine the innocent school children that wants to take part and signs it.. then they decide to paint mickey mouse.. yeeeyyy... or transformers, or barbie dolls, or spongebob, or stormtroopers from starwars (I’ve seen a Malaysian artist that does this well, but I cant remember the name right now).. well, if they, or their parents sign it, they would still be liable... but then again, i might be wrong... u need a lawyer nowadays just to take part in any art programs... I love Malaysia…