Thursday, 10 October 2013

Art is in the eye of the beholder.

"Hirst tells a story with his work of the simple and complex issues that all of us are facing: life, death, fear, beauty, how we deal with death and decay, luxury and value.”

Beheaded cow.
The positioning of baby in the womb.
Demonic looking baby statue.

And what is so complex about life, death, fear etc?
If one fail to deal with it, there's always Prozac to
Anyway, thus why in Islam we must believe in Qada and Qadar, which mean life before birth and until the death of us is all under Allah’s decision or decree and the belief that nothing can occur without Allah’s permission. Whatever Allah wills happens, and whatever he does not will does not happen.
That is it...It's the sixth pillar of faith.

Finding it complex to comprehend the reason behind Doha Museum od Islamic Art agree and dubbed into having this guy exhibit his so-called thought provoking 'masterpiece', though.

To me it is disgusting.
What is an art when you exhibit the process of baby progress, of course not the pre-making of it (which I'm sure included in those not allowed pieces)...or perhaps I'm not contemporary or conceptual enough to understand this artist works.


Monday, 7 October 2013

The Malays from West Asia. You gotta be kidding me!

MALACCA: A study by a group of researchers has deduced that the Malays originated from West Asia, thus debunking a widely accepted theory that they are from Yunan, southern China, said Malay World Islamic World (DMDI) president Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.

He said the 20-year scientific study, which were conducted by three local researchers, was supported by empirical evidence.  
The researchers are Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Institute of Malay World and Civilisation principal research fellow Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Nik Hassan Suhaimi Nik Abd Rahman, National Defence University of Malaysia Faculty Defence Studies and Management lecturer Prof Datuk Dr Wan Hashim Wan Teh, and Suara Pribumi chairman Zaharah Sulaiman.
"If genetic tests were anything to go by, our deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) does not match that of the people of Yunan but matches that of West Asians.
"This study is important because the DNA determines our ancestry and our origin. As the new findings are very strong and can be defended, a book on them will be published," he told reporters after the opening of a regional symposium on tracing the Malay roots here, today. -- BERNAMA


Fist and foremost, no one, I mean NO SANE one should take Ali Rustam seriously.
Besides becoming a not so good politician, and was once a laughing stock (at least to most of Malaysian) when he made the Malacca's governor conferred  a Datukship to Shah Rukh Khan, to which the actor didn't even bother to collect during the ceremony.

This ex-Malacca chief was questioned then on the reason of the tittle being given to the actor who doesn't even know where Malacca is. Nevertheless, this obviously coward man, whom in most of his political being are afraid of taking responsibility of his own action, muka tak malu Ali Rustam, sold former Finance Minister Daim Zainuddin's name by saying that the latter suggested so in order to promote Malacca in the tourism industry!...Weird.
And now, after losing his chair in last general election, this weirdo came around supporting another weird theory.

Now, for those who are not sure what is West Asia, I append here a map. This is West Asian countries :

Which part of the majority Malays resemble any of those people from these countries?
No doubt there are Malays whose great grandparents originated from West Asian countries but obviously not the majority.
This theory, or studies or whatever they did during that twenty years of wasting time indicated the Malays
And that obviously sounded like the majority.

Either those 20 years studies had made the three professors gone mad or they simply trying to make believe they are originated from these countries.

Ali Rustam on the other hand, proves to be yet another dumb going dumber!

Of art and religion.

Calling it offensive to Islam, some locals urge removal of headbutt statue

In Qatar and abroad, reaction to the permanent installation of a 5-meter (16-foot) bronze statue depicting two fighting footballers on the Corniche last week has varied wildly, from admiration, respect and amusement to bewilderment, anger and disappointment.

Over the past few days, a new issue with the statue, which depicts French football player Zinedine Zidane head-butting Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup, has been brought up, with some locals saying it offends religious sensibilities.

Depictions of living creatures, such as humans and animals, are discouraged in Islam, over concerns about idolatry and challenges to the monotheistic faith.
However, many Muslim countries honor their leaders by featuring their faces in currency, hanging up portraits of them and erecting statues in their likeness.
Nonetheless, the Twitter hashtag #تمثال_زيدان_بالكورنيش (Zidane’s statue on the Corniche) has been gaining momentum today, with some residents calling for the removal of the statue out of respect for Qatar’s Islamic beliefs.

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