Art galleries in Yangon have been opening up but the level of activity is still low due to social distancing. Currently, these are two exhibitions this July:
Featured artist of the month Kyaw Thu Winn, who studied his craft at the State School of Fine Arts in Mandalay, is known for his trademark drawings and painting style. Since joining the art field, Kyaw Thu Win has held several art exhibitions.
Features Sawangwongse Yawnghwe & Aung Zaw Myo (Rainfall Feminist Organization)
Sawangwongse Yawnghwe was born in Shan State of Burma in 1971, now lives and works in the Netherlands. He has exhibited internationally including Asian Art Biennial: The Strangers From Beyond the Mountain and the Sea(Taiwan, 2019), the 9thAsia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (Australia, 2018), the 12thGwangju Biennale Exhibition (Korea, 2018), Dhaka Art Summit (Bangladesh, 2018). His works are housed in the collections of MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum in Thailand and Singapore Art Museum.
Rainfall Feminist Organization came into being in 2011 with the gathering of four young Myanmar women: Zin Mar Aung, Shunn Lei Swe Yee, Khin Myo Kyi and Pyo Let Han who had been passionately in love with protesting and questioning all forms of discrimination against women in Myanmar society. Rainfall has published the very first Myanmar Feminist magazine since 2015. It’s a quarterly magazine and 12 issues have been published so far.
The followings are researches done by Rainfall.
- Kachin Women Study
- Gender Fairness in Curriculum
- Feminism in Myanmar
Website on: www.myanmartevolution.com
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Visit at G-42 Urban Asia Center, Ground Floor. Enter through Urban Asia Center or 48th Street Lower Block, Between Maha Bandoola and Anawratha Roads
Other galleries now open include
- Lokanat gallery (open from 9am to 5 pm)
- Pansodan gallery (open daily 9am to 6 pm)