Arts

Articles and reviews about art & culture in Yangon

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...

The armless artist

A gifted painter born with a rare birth defect sells his paintings on Yangon’s streets. Words by Myat Theingi Khine and Lorcan Lovett. Photos...

Yangon Photo Festival celebrates its 10th year

Yangon Photo Festival is taking place at The Secretariat, Mahar Bandoola Park, and the River Gallery until March 4. The French Institute held their 10th...

Q&A: Owner of Trish Gallery Patricia Pun

Marvels abound in the two-floored Trish Gallery; jade meticulously cut into fish scales fixed onto an ever-cool century-old teak bed; glass tables supported by...
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Streets of Yangon

“Behind every door and inside every shop is a person whose story is a joy to listen to,” wrote Bob Percival, former editor of...