Photography Show – Merdeka Park – A Park for the People – 31st August 2013 – 16th September 2013

The Atelier Art Space and Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition entitled ‘Merdeka Park – A Park for the People’. Themed as a ‘Landscape Model and Pictorial History Exhibition’, this show features some nostalgic photographs or the old Merdeka Park, which has an important part in the history of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia as a whole.

This show is curated by Teoh Chee Kong, a renowned Heritage Conservationist which will be featuring the recreational park loved and known by Malaysians from 1958 to the 1990s when it was then demolished. The park was among the favorite hangout among KL residents throughout the years after it was initiated by Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first prime minister of Malaysia to commemorate the country’s independence a year before. Hence, it was originally named as the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park before he changed it to Merdeka Park.

It was declared then that the park was to be ‘ For all people, for all posterity’ by Tunku. Apart from tweaking the hearts’ strings with some of the photographs in this show, there will be a landscape model featured as well to tell the story to the audience about this remarkable space and the histories behind it.

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays – 10.00am to 6.00pm

 

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