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Langkawi Museum on the Hill – Ibrahim Hussien’s gift to Art and Life

At the hilltop overlooking Pantai Pasir Tengkorak (beach of skull)Langkawi island ,the startling postmodern architecture of the Ibrahim Hussien Museum and Cultural Foundation emerges from the dense jungle like an alien spaceship .A shocking sight for anyone to see here in rural Langkawi .
The building is a gallery for the mesmerizing abstract paintings and sculpture of Ibrahim Hussien,one of Malaysia’s most famous artists .

The museum itself is a work of modern art, with is bare concrete floor, randomly angled walls and the slits of light coming through tall windows, etching the floor like laser beams-a perfect setting for Ibrahim’s enormous canvases,from the eye –popping abstract paintings to his grim collages if political turmoil and injustice .

Welcome to Langkawi island and see this museum at the Pantai Pasir Tengkorak ,Datai Road Langkawi island .

The Ibrahim Hussien Museum and Cultural Foundation .
Tel : 604-959-4669 Fax : 604-959-4670
Admission fee is RM12.00 for adults

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