Arts

Articles and reviews about art & culture in Yangon

Goethe Villa reopens with music and film program

For the past 18 months architects, engineers, technicians and hundreds of craftsmen have renovated the old Goethe Villa on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road from...

Rangoon Rhythm: Where is Charlie?

Usually whipping up cocktails and charming patrons in Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge. The 27-year-old Swiss artist Charles-David Hay started his bar managing and...

3-ACT Cinema magazine launch @ The Secretariat

New cinema magazine 3-ACT launched at Yangon's Secretariat on Sunday (May 27). The launch included a discussion on the current situation and directions of...

International art exhibition to show at Yangon’s Secretariat

A traveling art exhibition celebrating the diversity of Asia-Pacific will showcase at the historic Secretariat in Yangon in June. Featuring South and Southeast Asian artists,...

Myanmar DJ ace: ‘This country needs copyright laws’

About three years ago, Myanmar fell in love with the thump thump of electronic dance music (EDM). In the first of a new series...

Documenting Myanmar’s forgotten cinemas

The first films publically screened in Myanmar in the 1920s were black and white and silent films. Fast forward to the Myanmar of the...

Remembering Thingyan Moe

In 1983 a film was shot in Mandalay that still resonates with the Myanmar public more than three decades after its release—in fact, it...

Furnishing a greener future

It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. This was the case for Yangon-native Christina Win, head designer and owner of...

International artists mix poetry and visuals in new Yangon exhibition

Intersection, an exhibition mixing poetry and visual art, will be held at Myanm/art on Bogalay Zay Street on March 23-April 8 from 2-5pm. Featuring the...

Empowering women through crafts

Yuwaddy Center is a humble new addition to a growing scene of trendy outlets and cafes along Bogalayzay Street. Walking into the air-conditioned modern...
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A new trend is slowly emerging with the arrival of several rooftop bars in Myanmar. Like their swanky Yangon counterparts, these venues are attracting...