PanSuriya Art Post


Let`s Speak Art!
17 October 2014, 18:09
Filed under: exhibit

LetsSpeakArt_Pansodan Scene will welcome from the middle of October a new regular program. `Let`s Speak Art` is a series of friendly gatherings around the topic of art theory and techniques. The idea, conceived by Borbála Kálmán, a Hungarian art historian and curator living in Yangon since early 2014, is to provide regular sessions where artists, art lovers, actors of the art scene can share ideas around a specific topic for each session. The `art history club` would like to focus on issues around the contemporary art scene but also provide some background information on earlier art tendencies. Hence, the talks would help discover the different cultural contexts which have brought to life such movements as Surrealism, Cubism or given birth to the first conscious Abstract art works. For each occasion, an interesting visual material will be projected to illustrate the topics. The `Let`s Speak Art` sessions will be organized in association with Myannmar Art Resource Centre and Archive (MARCA), a young project dedicated to collect and digitize documents and books from the Asian art scene with a particular focus on Myanmar. For each `Let`s Speak Art!` session, some books relating to the current topic will be chosen and brought along for the audience to discover them at Pansodan Scene. MARCA has recently joined Asia Art Archive`s Open Edit: Mobile Library Project: starting in November in Myanmar, it will enable several hundred of books on art to travel in the entire country. Please join the first session of `Let`s Speak Art` on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at Pansodan Scene from 5.30 p.m. The event is free and don`t forget to bring some paper to take notes!
More information: http://pansuriya.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/lets-speak-art/



Short story – M San Myint
17 October 2014, 18:05
Filed under: exhibit
M San Myint: Walking in the Rain, 2014

M San Myint: Walking in the Rain, 2014

M(yint) San Myint finished his art studies during the 1980s. Since about ten years, he uses a very special technique as a base of most of his works – silk-screening, completed by topics usually taken from everyday life. The motives laid on the canvas with the help of silk-screening technique usually repeat the main topic of the work – hence emphasizing its presence and its message. However, the painter often chooses to multiply some elements completely differing of the rest of the composition like in his `Number` series.

A rainy day… some were lucky to bring their umbrella. With shoes or without, men and women are walking in one direction, showing their back to the spectator. Behind the flooded road, thick vegetation arises – behind the various shades of green, grey house blocks appear in the background. Silence, fatigue can be felt through the brushstrokes, yet the painting is far from being sad. It is just every days. After a shorter contemplation, the heavy raindrops filling the surface turn out to be numbers. Floating throughout the whole entity of the painting, they weigh more than it would appear at first sight. Like thoughts spreading in the air, numbers are there to remind one of the main concerns of our every days. So simple, still so difficult to avoid them. Numbers for salary, for food. Numbers for family members, electricity bill, days of the months – but also to translate some values. They seem to be patterns, infiltrating in the entity of the composition. Can all the values be converted into money?



New Arrivals – Pansuriya suggests / October 2014
17 October 2014, 17:55
Filed under: exhibit

Pansuriya Art Consultancy is a specialist service provider for art rentals and art investment. It issues for each Pansodan Art Post regular updates on new arrivals to Pansodan Gallery, outlining the original aspects of some works! Of course you are welcome to check out all the other new works every day at Pansodan Gallery from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or if you wish to sit down and enjoy art next to a coffee, ginger soda or mango smoothie, the right venue is Pansodan Scene with the same opening! Feel free to contact Pansuriya Art Consultancy (khaing.yuyu@gmail.com) if you need advice on collecting or wish to rent works to change the whole aspect of your office, home or restaurant!

 

Aung Htoo: Whirl, 2014

Aung Htoo: Whirl, 2014

Aung Htoo: Whirl, 2014

The young painter Aung Htoo is well known for his paintings approaching hyper-realism. He is fascinated by still-life, mainly transparent objects so difficult to grab technically. Paint as material also occupies a considerable role within his works: no wonder if on his latest paintings, the composition becomes more and more abstract as the objects draw so close to the viewer to eventually let `non-figurative` take control of the whole composition. His new experiments encouraged Aung Htoo to sometimes even step out into the third dimension while creating. The present canvas is an unusually big one: tension between the large, rough colour fields and the whirling shapes create a mystical atmosphere waiting to be unfold!

 

Aung Khaing: Women in Red, 2014

Aung Khaing: Women in Red, 2014

Aung Khaing: Women in Red, 2014

One of the elder masters of the Myanmar contemporary art scene, Aung Khaing recently presented a series of new paintings at Pansodan Scene through the exhibition titled Myanmar Nats. One of his most recent works is the present painting displaying young women in front of a lively red background. The large brushstrokes stand in contrast with the subtle black outlines. White emphasizes the vibrant surface meanwhile lending lightness to the work. A perfect match to dress up a space!



Tuesday Snippets #2
17 October 2014, 17:46
Filed under: exhibit

PSD_2Every Tuesday evening Pansodan opens up its Gallery Space for a gathering, in which all sorts of people interested in the future of the country enjoy conversation and perhaps some beer until late at night. Guitars generally come out after midnight. Find out this time why Michelle, a novelist from Melbourne (Australia) came to Pansodan!

`I first showed up at Pansodan on a Tuesday night because a friend heard Aung Soe Min and Nancy Cunningham collect old photographs and thought they might have pictures in this archive that might be of use to me. I am here researching the ways people in the past have belonged to Rangoon. This is a project based in the personal – my family lived here for several generations and I was born here, but left while an infant. I am also here to find out what it means to come ‘back’ to a place that has been a strong part of my identity, but that I know very little about (apart from family stories of course). I am hoping to turn both strands of this research into my second book.`



October Selection
17 October 2014, 17:37
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Throughout the month of October, both in Pansodan Gallery and Pansodan Scene a wide selection of the Gallery`s collection will be exhibited, always holding something new to discover. Pansodan, working with a large number of artists, hence provides a possibility for interested visitors to discover some new talents or new arrivals. Please come and check out the collection in both venues every day between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Moreover, if you wish to relax by drinking a coffee or smoothie while enjoying art and quick internet, your venue is definitely Pansodan Café at Pansodan Scene!



Let`s Speak Art! Sessions Around History of Art
13 October 2014, 16:23
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Let`s Speak Art! – #1 / Actors of the Art Scene
The first session on Wednesday, October 22, 2014
at 5.30 p.m. at Pansodan Scene
In association with MARCA

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What is Let`s Speak Art!?

Pansodan Scene will welcome from the middle of October a new regular program. `Let`s Speak Art!` is a series of friendly gatherings around the topic of art theory and techniques. The idea, conceived by Borbála Kálmán, a Hungarian art historian and curator living in Yangon since early 2014, is to provide regular sessions where artists, art lovers, actors of the art scene can share ideas around a specific topic for each session. The so called `art history club` would like to focus on issues around the contemporary art scene but also provide some background information on earlier art tendencies not only from Asia but also from Europe. Hence, the talks would also help discover the different cultural contexts which have brought to life such movements as Surrealism, Cubism or given birth to the first conscious Abstract art works of the 20th Century.
What will happen?
Each session will have a different topic, so everyone can join anytime, however, it`s worth taking part as often as possible to encounter various aspects of the art scene. The sessions would give priority to a presentation each time on the chosen topic to afterwards open the discussion towards the public. For each occasion, an interesting visual material will be projected to illustrate the topics. The `Let`s Speak Art!` sessions will be organized in association with Myannmar Art Resource Centre and Archive (MARCA), a young project dedicated to collect and digitize documents and books from the Asian art scene with a particular focus on Myanmar. For each `Let`s Speak Art!` session, some books relating to the current topic will be chosen and brought along for the audience to discover them at Pansodan Scene. MARCA has recently joined Asia Art Archive`s Open Edit: Mobile Library Project: starting in November in Myanmar, it will enable several hundred of books on art to travel in the entire country. The LSA! sessions will be in English with handouts in Burmese – but don`t worry, friends will surely help to translate the missing words!
When is LSA! taking place?
LSA! will take place about every third week at Pansodan Scene. Depending on the number of people and the complexity of the topic, the sessions will start at about 5.30 p.m. and finish around 7.00.
Wishbox
From the first session on October 22, a Wishbox will await your questions and suggestions. The aim of LSA! is to talk about subjects difficult to find in books and share information and experience about unusual aspects too. It probably won`t be possible to answer all the questions and go through all the suggestions but each session would end with a selection from these `wishes` with the hope to give supplementary information about them. If you are interested in general or specific matters, like what is the edition number of a photography for or why was the word `impressionist` a pejorative designation at the beginning, come and write your question down!
What is the next topic?
The first session of LSA! will focus on the actors of the art scene: from museums to art fairs through galleries, auction houses and non-profit art spaces, the objective will be to get a closer insight about how the art scene works and how do the actors relate.
Venue
Please join the first session of `Let`s Speak Art!` on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Pansodan Scene from 5.30 p.m. The event is free just don`t forget to bring some paper and a pen to write your questions! Pansodan Scene: 2nd floor, No. 144, Pansodan Street (Middle Block), Kyauktada Township. On the corner of Maha Bandoola and Pansodan Street, entrance in front of the Temple`s entrance! For further information please write to the following address: gallery@pansodan.com



Pansodan Gallery loans paintings for a German premier exhibition on Myanmar
`Making of` - source: www.myanmehr.com

`Making of` – source: http://www.myanmehr.com

The Linden Museum of Stuttgart, Germany is one of the most significant Ethnographic Museums in Europe. Dr. Georg Noack, a specialist of South and Southeast Asia is the curator of an outstanding upcoming exhibition about Myanmar. The `Myanmar: Golden Land` exhibition opening on October 18, 2014 will focus on a global view about the cultural scene outlining the Buddhist aspect of everyday life.

Zaw Nyunt Pe: bstract (Meditation)

Zaw Nyunt Pe: Abstract (Meditation)

Buddha images from 14th century, antique ceramics from Bago, jewels, old puppets, instruments are only a few of the wonderful selection of objects to be on display for more than six months! The Linden Museum has one of the most important Myanmar related collections in Europe, hence a considerable part of the exhibition comes from the Museum. Besides several loaners, as the Yangon Film School who has cooperated to the exhibition providing documentary films, no else than the Pansodan Gallery has  contributed to the exhibition loaning all together 9 artworks – 6 paintings and 3 paper works for the exhibition.

Artists Ekaza Cho, Soe Naing, Kaung Kyaw Khine, Nay Aung Shu, Sein Myint, Thein Thein, Zaw Nyunt Pe, and Yè Min are to be featured in Stuttgart. The exhibition will have numerous extra programs along the months, as guided tours, roundtables, film projections. Don`t miss the exhibition if you are in Germany! More information: www.lindenmuseum.de and www.myanmehr.com. The exhibition is open from October 18, 2014 – May 17, 2015.




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