PanSuriya Art Post

Full steam ahead
4 July 2016, 13:38
Filed under: exhibit

If no news is good news, then these latest news are great news!

Pansodan Scene has opened up again after a couple of months of renovation.

The month of July also comes with novelty and activity:

1. The first of many more Open History exhibitions kicks off with Kyauktada township.

It takes one small area in the heart of Yangon and traces the passage of time on its streets; from the events, architecture and commerce of daily life in its public spaces, to more personal reflections of changing hopes and dreams through fashions and family life.

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The Open History Project creates experiences of local history through the photographs, memories, stories, documents, and ephemera such as flyers, tickets, maps. Together we can look through the layers of unhidden history and discover connections, insights, new questions. In this way, people participate in their own history by revealing their part in society.

Myanmar’s people had little opportunity to dwell on their own history for many years. While stories have been handed down from generation to generation, propaganda clouded the picture of the past and public memory was forced into hiding.

Change can sometimes move so subtly that you can only see it from a great distance. At other times a flash of transformation can leave the landscape utterly altered overnight.

We hope to show these patterns developing through contemporary photographs and artifacts to give people a richer understanding of their own heritage.

Current and former residents and visitors to Kyauktada are the most important element in this effort and we hope that your memories, photographs and documents can help us paint a vibrant picture of the history of this area.


2. Analyzing moments in history rather than just learning about them

Rosalie Metro holds a Ph.D. in Education from Cornell University, and she currently works as an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri in the USA. She will be having an interesting talk at the Scene on July 9th.

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3. A certain Wabi-Sabi influence in photo-art.

“Some Eyesores Are Sights For Sore Eyes”

There is a lot of photojournalism and photo reportage to see in Yangon but photo art is less explored. As a change, Kwena Chokoe will be putting up roughly 45 analogue photographs taken over a period of 1.5 years in Myanmar. It is both concept and execution that make this body of work artistic.

Show runs from the 15th to the 19th of July. 10am to 6pm from the 16th

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4. Artist feature

One of our most unique resident artist gets compared to one of the most influential, living female artist. Zaw Nyunt Pe’s work can be found at Pansodan Gallery starting from $80 a piece.

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5. Furthering our reach
Pansodan Gallery and Aung Soe Min have been featured in the Dutch newspaper
“De Volkstad” under the “Future Cities” initiative of Stephanie Bakker and Yvonne Brandewijk. Word has gotten around and we have had Dutch visitors come into the gallery after reading the lengthy feature.
Yangon and its most interesting residents are studied to find out what makes it the heart of Burmese art, and what makes them the best channels to propagate and spread the art gospel.
Follow the link below:
6. Signing out
For those that live in Yangon, don’t forget about our Tuesday nights, we are open at Pansodan Gallery every week without fail.
See you with the next batch of good news!

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