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An Islamic perspectives on public art : a case study of Laman Seni 7,Shah Alam

Che Man, Shaibatul Islamiah and Mansor, Mazlina and Zakariya, Khalilah (2014) An Islamic perspectives on public art : a case study of Laman Seni 7,Shah Alam. In: International Conference on Sustainable Urban Design for Liveable Cities (SUDLiC 2014), 11th-12th November 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper aims to examine the elements of public art from the Islamic perspectives in the aspect of social values. The evolution of public art and its roles have been central in the discussion of arts in public spaces primarily from the Western perspectives. Numerous literatures and studies have acknowledged the values of public art from social and cultural aspects. However, studies on the meaning and values of public art from religious perspectives are scarce. Thus, this paper illustrates to impart a different view of existing public art in Malaysia, which came in a more contemporary form than the traditional Islamic art. As such, this paper explains the applications of art elements that has been portrayed along back alleys in Shah Alam. Seeing public art is the part of urban landscape elements, it has also potential to evoke spiritual values and remind people about the Creator and His creations, and act as an informal platform for good values and knowledge to be disseminated. The study is conducted through site observation method and assessment from site inventory using three main topics: Elements of public art , Social values, and meaning from Islamic perspectives. The observations were supported by photos. From the assessment done, contemporary representation of public art also able to offer diverse noble values in line with the values of Islam. Attributes that may be infused into the creation of public art are identified to further guide the possible directions of Islamic public art in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 3283/39351
Uncontrolled Keywords: public art; social values; Islamic art; Islamic perspectives
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N8700 Art and the state. Public art
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr. Khalilah Zakariya
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 14:25
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 14:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39351

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