PanSuriya Art Post


Pansuriya Suggests: Tun Win Nyein and Myo Nyunt Khin
30 January 2015, 16:18
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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 (gallery@pansodan.com, 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!

Tun Win Nyein`s work (detail)

Tun Win Nyein`s work (detail)

This month Pansuriya highlights two fresh works from Tun Win Nyein and Myo Nyunt Khin. Both paintings are quite specific regarding their topics. Tun Win Nyein chose to depict in a puritain way the portrait of one of General Aung San`s teachers. The unusual technique, with a background holding a green that will certainly remind the spectator of the very typical walls of Yangon-buildings, combines virtuose, hard-edged brushstokes with collage technique embedding different documents in the work. Meanwhile, Myo Nyunt Khin`s painting resembles to an optical game depicting numerous black and white owls. The yellowish Shan drum in the foreground, combined with the infinite number of eyes has quite a hypnotic impact on the viewer! Be the one who dares entering the lucky world of the owls!

Myo Nyunt Khin`s work with the hypnotic owls

Myo Nyunt Khin`s work with the hypnotic owls

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Yangon Photo Festival coming up with Pansodan Scene hosting a French artist-duo!
30 January 2015, 14:49
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An Auto-Portrait of duo Bachelot-Caron

An Auto-Portrait of duo Bachelot-Caron

YPF, supported by the French Institute will start this year on February 13th and will organize its Awards Night on the 21st, a Saturday. Just as in the previous years, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the jury delivering the awards to the best photographers chosen from the participants of the workshops, will be present at the ceremonial event organized at the French Institute.

During the Festival`s week, several exhibitions will open across town: Pansodan Scene will host the exhibition of a French artist-duo, the Bachelot-Caron (www.bachelotcaron.fr). Louis & Marjolaine Bachelot-Caron form a duo of contemporary artists specialized originally in the illustration of crime scenes for various magazines including The New Yorker, Libération, Détective & Le Monde 2. Since 2005, their work has been presented in various galleries across Europe. Exceptionally, the two artists will invite Myanmar participants to join in the production of an artwork.

The artists will open their show on Wednesday 18 February at 6.30 p.m., preceded first by a talk on the market of contemporary photography and a film on the duo. The Bachelot-Caron have also decided to organize a workshop on the weekend of February 14-15th. If you wish to register, please check the necessary information on the Festival`s Facebook page or website (www.yangonphoto.com). Please join us for the Yangon Photo Festival events!

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Artists of Pansodan exhibited in Miami and Los Angeles
30 January 2015, 14:38
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A painting of Zwe Yan Naing presented in the US

A painting of Zwe Yan Naing presented in the US

After a strong start in the beginning of December, when several artists from Pansodan Gallery were exhibited in Miami during the Art Basel Miami show, mid-January followed up with another exhibition, this time in Los Angeles. Paula Tin Nyo, Founder & CEO of Yone Arts (yonearts.com) and Anita Heriot, President of Pall Mall Art Advisors (pallmallartadvisors.com), presented “Myanmar Art Crossing”, the premiere of a group exhibition of works by artists from Myanmar during the LA Art Show at the LA Convention Center, Booth #1117. “Myanmar Art Crossing” is the first curated group exhibition in a major international art fair in the United States, focusing on the artistic expression of Myanmar during years of isolation and censorship. The LA Art Show has become one of the most diverse art platforms in the US, bringing in the largest groupings of Korean, Chinese and Japanese galleries outside of Asia. “Myanmar Art Crossing” extends the range of the LA Art Show to the emerging country of Myanmar, allowing the possibility for collectors to start focusing on one of the most interesting emerging markets in Asia. The group exhibition was organized with the cooperation of Ahal Besorai, Fore Front Capital who coordinated the December show. “Myanmar Art Crossing”, YONE ARTS Booth #1117, has showcased a diverse group of talented artists of Myanmar. They include Aung Htoo, Brang Li, Kaung Su, Khin Zaw Latt, Mor Mor, Myint San Myint, Nay Yay Than, Ohn Ohn, Sandar Khine, Soe Naing and Zwe Yan Naing.



Muted Consciousness – A selection of the Pansodan Gallery Archives at TS1 Gallery
30 January 2015, 14:29
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Opening on January 21st at TS1

Opening on January 21st at TS1

Don`t miss the new exhibition of TS1 Gallery opened on January 21st. The Fifties – Muted Consciousness presents an exciting overview of the visual history of the 1950s of Myanmar through a carefully selected show through the Pansodan Gallery Archives` collection. The exhibition curated by Aung Soe Min, Nathalie Johnston and Borbala Kalman presents a wide selection of media reflecting this particular period. The main accent is on art works – paintings and paperworks / illustrations for books, magazines, newspapers -, combined with a significant amount of vintage photographs and documents selected from that time. The exhibition has also the aim to emphasize the importance of archives – public or private – in terms of cultural heritage and future researches. TS1 plans to publish a catalogue extending the contextual background of the presented selection – stay tuned to find out the date of its publication! The exhibition i up until February 22nd! For more information: www.ts1yangon.com

Opening at TS1, January 21st

Opening at TS1, January 21st



Aung Htoo`s first solo show – Colors of Transparency
26 January 2015, 18:46
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One of Aung Htoo`s recent paintings

One of Aung Htoo`s recent paintings

Young painter Aung Htoo, born in 1985 inYangon will have his first solo show at Pansodan Scene from Tuesday 27th to Saturday 31st January 2015. Aung Htoo studied at the State School of Fine Arts from where he graduated in 2006. He has been invited to participate to several group exhibitions in such locations as Lokanat Galleries, Gallery 65 but he was also featured abroad, in Hong Kong for instance already in 2009. Aung Htoo`s virtuose technique mainly shapes out still lifes from paint. Material and texture are essential in his work, hence his last works reflects his experimentations on the surface of his works. His first solo show titled Colors of Transparency at Pansodan Scene will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., don`t miss it! Opening on Tuesday 27 January 2015 from 10 a.m.!



A Selection of Pansodan Archives presented at TS1 Gallery
16 January 2015, 16:28
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The Fifties - Muted Consciousness / Invitation for January 21

The Fifties – Muted Consciousness / Invitation for January 21

TS1 GALLERY Presents:

The Fifties – Muted Consciousness
A Selection of the Pansodan Archives

OPENING: TS1 Gallery, Wednesday 21 January, 6-8 p.m.

The result of a special co-operation, TS1 Gallery at the Lanthit Jetty in Yangon will welcome a carefully curated exhibition – a rare and unusual snapshot – dedicated to the Myanmar visual scene of the 1950s. Muted Consciousness refers to a silenced slice of recent history; a decade not widely researched, yet one that played host to some of Myanmar’s most important documents, writings, and images – those which influenced the generations that followed. Though information on this time period is widely known, it remains difficult to access some adequate (public) documentation. Hence the inspiration behind this exhibition, in which TS1 Gallery partners with Pansodan Gallery and Archives to provide an exclusive glimpse into 1950s Myanmar, raising awareness toward a muted decade.

CONTEXT

World War II and the Independence of Burma inspired a period of bold and spirited creativity in several fields throughout Myanmar. Although most artists preferred to remain faithful to a more conventional language, the first signs of modernism defined not by the British, but by the citizens of this new nation, appeared on the horizon. Several periodicals, namely Yangon based Shu Mawa Journal, along with others from Mandalay became the mediators of daring artistic approaches. The Fifties saw the rise of the cinematic industry, with over 100 films produced per year. Coloured stills displayed in the windows of cinemas inspired artists and writers alike to develop their own work through posters and illustrations. Photography studios were established in Yangon 70 years before, but the 1950s saw a renaissance in everyday photography. Cameras became more accessible and portrait and landscape photography featured heavily in art exhibitions at the time. Visual artists also began experimenting with photography, sometimes with wild and unconventional results.

THE SOURCE – PANSODAN ARCHIVES

Few people know that Pansodan Gallery, well-known in Yangon for its contemporary paintings, houses a vast archive, thanks to the meticulous collection methods of founder Aung Soe Min. From old maps to century-old newspapers, thousands of vintage photographs, posters and comics, the Pansodan Archives offers one of the most relevant places to dig into Myanmar’s visual past. TS1 Gallery aims to join a growing conversation in Yangon about Myanmar’s cultural identity and uses its large, warehouse space to bring local and international audiences together to experience the creative energy of Myanmar’s art scene. Space meets material as TS1 Gallery and Pansodan partner to display a selection reflecting the most exciting visual language of the Fifties, a period remembered by many as the ‘Golden Age’ of Modern History in Myanmar.

GOING LOUD

Muted Consciousness will display a wide range of materials, from paintings to photographs to graphic works. All selected from the Pansodan Archives, the exhibition hopes to emphasize the importance of archiving and the role of archives within contemporary society, so that future researchers may gain new perspectives and approaches to public memory and common history.

The selection for the exhibition was curated by Aung Soe Min, Nathalie Johnston and Borbála Kálmán.