PanSuriya Art Post

Pansuriya Photography Space – a New Project of Pansodan Gallery
24 March 2015, 19:44
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Pansuriya Photography Space

Pansuriya Photography Space

Pansodan Gallery is proud to announce the opening at the end of March 2015 of a new space to complete the already existing two. Pansuriya Photography Space, the third venue after Pansodan Gallery (2008) and Pansodan Scene (2013), is located in Downtown, just a few streets away from the main Pansodan axis. Pansuriya will be a space displaying from now on only photography. Dedicated in the future to historical as well as contemporary art photography, Pansuriya wishes to showcase through a series of temporary exhibitions, the past of this medium while showing new talents of the scene. The historical aspect of photography is almost invisible at this current moment hence the focus on photography Pansuriya will provide is a way to also encourage research on that field. Stay tuned for the next moves and the soon coming opening!

First Solo Exhibition of Aung Soe Min at Pansodan Scene from 27.03.2015.
21 March 2015, 18:53
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Invitation for Mind Drops

Invitation for Mind Drops

The first solo show of artist and gallery owner Aung Soe Min will open on Friday 27 March 2015 at Pansodan Scene.

The show tilted `Mind Drops` will display works created during the past two years, introducing different series of paintings and sculptures to the public. Moreover a specific installation will complete the visual aspect of the exhibition. The works of Aung Soe Min, usually belonging to separate series of which each focus on a specific issue, bring to the surface subtle topics wrapped in to an expressive brush-handling and experimental use of various techniques – from print to handmade paper through spoons. Join us to discover the multiple layers of interpretation!

The opening of the exhibition will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. of Friday 27 March.

White Wall – screening, artist talk and open discussion at Pansodan Scene – 18.03.2015, 6 p.m.
17 March 2015, 00:31
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Pansodan Scene presents on Wednesday 18 March 2015 an evening with
Sanchita Islam – an artist, writer and filmmaker. Sanchita will screen
on Wednesday her animated short film ‘White Wall’ and will present
‘Soul Scroll’, an artistic project elaborated through five years. Her
talk will be followed by an open discussion around various topics such
as animation technique or her different projects realized from New
York to Brussels. Sanchita has been invited to numerous exhibitions
worldwide and has had several solo shows, one of them in the
Whitechapel Gallery (London, UK) amongst the most prestigious
contemporary art spaces in UK and Europe.

Sanchita Islam’s journey into the art world has been an unusual one.
Sanchita is an artist, writer and filmmaker. She completed her BSc
(econ) and MSc (econ) at the London School of Economics before
embarking on a Channel 4 sponsored MA at the Northern Media School in
Directing and Screenwriting, and a BA in the Practice and Theory of
Visual Art at Chelsea School of Art and Design. Sanchita has exhibited
and screened her films in London, New York, Paris, Bangladesh,
Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Rome, India, Pakistan and Frankfurt. She has
shown at the Whitechapel, ICA and Hayward Gallery and completed over
70 group and solo shows including the groundbreaking show
‘Schizophrenia Part I’ where Sanchita showed as four artists,
Sanchita, Sophie, Mia and Fred. She was artist in residence at the
Whitechapel Art Gallery (2003) and artist in residence at Artscape
(2004-2008) and Shoreditch House (2007-2009) and her art has been
featured in various venues around London. She has produced and
directed seventeen films to date including shorts and one-hour films.
The Arts Council, BBC and British Council have mainly funded several
of Sanchita films and books. In 2010 she was commissioned by the UK
Film Council to make an animated short entitled The White Wall. She
collaborated with Didar Films in Tehran, Iran and Andy Frain at
Touchwood-animation on this production. The film has been screened in
New York, Brussels and London. In 2012 she exhibited at Shoreditch
House, London and Soho House, New York and completed her first solo
show at KAOS in Brussels in October 2012. Sanchita’s interest in
mental health stems from her wish to address the stigma associated
with mental health issues. Finally, her project Pigment Explosion
conceived PEP (pigmentexplosionparties), which facilitate a new way of
showing art that is informal and accessible with a dynamic format,
incorporating the spoken word, visual arts and performance. To date
four PEP events have taken place in London, New York and Brussels.
Come and join us Wednesday night from 6 p.m. at Pansodan Scene to
discover Sanchita’s vibring artistic world!
For more information on the artist please visit

Remodelling the Past : Historian Kirichenko

There will be talk by Alexey Kirichenko at Pansodan Scene on 3 March 2015. Dr Kirichenko’s extensive research in palm-leaf manuscripts and other primary sources has turned up a wealth of insights into history.

Remembering and Remodelling of Local Past in Buddhist Sites of Upper Myanmar (Talk will be in Burmese language)

အထက္ျမန္မာျပည္ ဘုရားျပဳျပင္ေရးတြင္ အရပ္ေဒသ သမိုင္း၊ နားလည္မႈႏွင့္ သမိုင္းပံုစံသစ္ ေဖာ္ထုတ္ျခင္း
Dr. Alexey Kirichenko (ျမင့္လြင္)
ေမာ္စကို အစိုးရတကၠသိုလ္၊ ႐ုရွား။
3 March 2015 (Tuesday)
5 – 7 pm
Pansodan Scene စာပေ လောက (၅) အပေါ် ထပ်
144, 2nd Floor, Pansodan Street, Kyauktada Township, Yangon, (corner of Maha Bandoola and Pansodan, entrance to stairwell opposite entrance to temple)

23 February 2015, 16:00
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Invitation for February 25, 2015 - 6.30 p.m.

Invitation for February 25, 2015 – 6.30 p.m.

Pansodan Scene, the ‘sister space’ of Pansodan Gallery started a new series of events at the end of November 2014 named Docs & Talks. The idea is to screen documentary films that are rare to see or have never been screened before in Myanmar and to allow an exchange of thoughts after the film between the audience and the filmmaker or some experts of the fields / issues raised by the film.

The next screening taking place on Wednesday 25 February from 6.30 p.m. will show a now `historical` documentary made in 1994 by Margriet Jansen: Welcome to Karenni.

The director, Margriet Jansen was working at the University of Amsterdam in the department of visual anthropology in 1993 when she got involved through of her colleague in the project of making a film `telling the story of the Karenni people`.

`Based on our anthropological background, our focus was to show the way tradition was maintained in the refugee camps. We choose to follow the three days New Year ritual as an example. Because we focused our film completely on the Karenni and their story, the film’s perspective is very clear. Basically it has become a strong document for the Karenni people, their history and the long way they had to go. The film doesn’t give an answer to the complex situation of Myanmar, but is exemplary for the impact of political conflicts on the lives of ordinary people,` mentions Ms Jansen about the focus of the film.

The film has been screened on several festivals world-wide, but it`s its first time in Yangon. Due to the historical perspective it holds, it is a rare opportunity to see the film 21 years after its making. As usual, the screening will be followed by a `Q& A` session with experts on the field.

Entrance is free, doors open at 6.30 p.m. for the screening – make sure you have a seat!

Length: 40 minutes, subtitles in English

Venue: Pansodan Scene, 144 Pansodan Street, 2nd Floor (entrance of the building in front of the Ganesh Temple), Kyauktada Township, Yangon

`Building Histories` – a contemporary exhibition for the new Goethe Villa
23 February 2015, 15:58
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Invitation of Building Histories

Invitation of Building Histories

Please join the opening of the new `Goethe Villa` on Saturday 28 February, 2015: a historical moment in many ways for the German institute and the `villa` with a complex past.

The opening of Goethe Institut`s new building will be celebrated with a contemporary exhibition titled `Building Histories`, curated by Iola Lenzi (Singapore) including artists from Myanmar of course, but also Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam – all together nine participants.

The exhibition opens at 6 p.m., it will be open later between March 1st and March 15th, 2015 – every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Venue: `Goethe Villa`, No 8, Ko Min Kho Chin Road, Yangon
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Wednesday 18 February, 2015: Yangon Photo Festival starts at Pansodan Scene!
17 February 2015, 19:51
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5.30 – Hossein Farmani talks about the Business of Photography
6.30 – Opening of the exhibition `Amour a Mort` by French artist duo Bachelot-Caron
7.00 – Screening of the film about the French Duo: `Out of Eden`
Venue: 144, Pansodan Strett (2nd Floor), entrance of the building just in front of the Temple.

An Auto-Portrait of duo Bachelot-Caron

An Auto-Portrait of duo Bachelot-Caron


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