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Opening day: the Tourist Burma Building

Today, the Tourist Burma Building opens its door to the public for the first time after two years of renovation. Showcasing some of Myanmar's most beautiful handmade crafts including traditional textiles, gold...

The Road – Ambiguity at Lokanat Galleries

The Road. Where does it lead? The artists, themselves, are a small group of both renowned and upcoming talents with a large age range. With an ambiguous title and theme, this is...

A visual feast at Gallery 65’s latest show

Today, the beautiful Gallery 65 opened its doors to invite art lovers and collectors, everyone to feast their eyes – or maybe cop a few pieces – on a collection of paintings...

ဗလာအလြတ္ (Ba Lah Ah Lut) – Fundamentals of Myanmar AbEx

An AbEx artist through and through, Soe Naing uses both oil and acrylic, to present ဗလာအလြတ္ or “Nothing but Blank.” This exhibition is, as Soe Naing tells me, something he always wanted...

The 9th Wathann Film Festival arrives in time

Wathann or Monsoon Film Festival is now being held at three different locations in Yangon: Waziya Cinema, Goethe Institute and Japan Foundation inclusively followed by the opening ceremony at Waziya yesterday.

Guillaume D’Agaro: Speaking Through Layers

Guillaume D’Agaro is a French mixed-medium visual artist, besides being an elementary school teacher at The French International School of Yangon. “Energy and motion made visible – memories arrested...

The 17th Solo Exhibition of Aung Myint Opens Today at Myanm/art

Famed for his persistent use of black, white and red to create stark, abstract paintings, an exhibition titled “17 A.M.” featuring the latest work from the artist Aung Myint opened today at...

YANGON PHOTO NIGHT & EXHIBITION OPENING by Dominic Nahr

9th Yangon Photo Festival! Myanmar photographers compete for the Best Photo-Story Awards. Their works had been screened in the garden of the Institut Français de Birmanie. Prizes such as Canon SLR cameras, trips to Europe, cash...

Ko Lynn Zin Yaw, The Poet behind Burmese Alphabets Concrete Visual Arts

By Htun Lyn Zaw Renowned American author Charles Bukowski once wrote in one of his short narratives, saying that writing is the way he indulges the madness in him. Same would go for Picasso with...

Yangon Youth Bring Social Issues to the Table Through Poetry

By Marie Starr In Yangon’s new poetry movement- Slam Express- organized by a small group of youths, poets are encouraged to address sensitive topics. This is a cornerstone in the timeline of Myanmar’s social history...