By Nur Azimah Ibrahim
Photo by Mohd Hasrul Hamdan
display as the main attraction at the Nature's Yield and Wonders of Arts 2014 (NYAWA'14: Microbe) exhibition, held at the Galeri Serdang, Faculty of Design and Architecture, University Putra Malaysia (UPM) from September 22 to November 28, 2014.
This exhibition showcases the diversity and uniqueness of microbes in human and animals.
The exhibition which features ‘microorganism’ as the theme, is the result of scientific studies carried out by the UPM researchers and presented in contemporary art compositions.
UPM Edu-Park Deputy Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Faridah Qamaruz Zaman, said the exhibition can promote UPM researchers’ innovations in a more relaxed manner and also be easily understood by the public.
"’Microorganism’ is the theme for NYAWA'14, derived from the UPM researchers’ scientific studies and presented through contemporary art compositions in attracting the public from various education backgrounds.
"Every article written is accompanied by artistic artifacts such as sculpture, composition art, painting, kufic (Arabic caligraphy), hemstitch, digital art, video presentation and photopgraphy, which are all created by the researchers involved," she said.
NYAWA'14: Microbe which will also be published in a book, can be accessed at the Virtual Library Museum Pages (VLMP) which is part of the Paris-based International Council of Museums (ICOM) in France.
The exhibition also contributes to the improvement of UPM Key Performance Indicator (KPI) as a Research University (RU) in Malaysia.
NYAWA’14 received 27 research articles on microbes from various faculties, among others; Faculty of Design and Architecture, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Food Science and Technology.
NYAWA has entered its third year following the success of two previous exhibitions (NYAWA'12: Fruit, NYAWA'13: Insect) and was officiated by UPM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Fauzi Hj. Ramlan.
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