PanSuriya Art Post

Open History Project: exploring local memory through the lens
4 July 2016, 10:41
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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. Its first exhibition is 4 July 2016 16:00-19:00 at Pansodan Scene.

Pansodan Scene is at Pansodan Scene, ၁၁၄ ပန်းဆိုးတန်း ဒုတိယထပ် (ငါးဘာသာကျောင်းနှင်မျက်နှာချင်းဆိုင်) 144 Pansodan, second floor, across from the gate of the Ganesh Temple
Alaungpaya RGN

Our Kyauktada exhibition is the introduction to this Open History Project. 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.     

Experiencing history openly and without fear is an important way for people to understand the past, and provide an insight into the future.  

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.

This is the first of many such exhibitions that pay tribute to public memory and local history, and call on everyone to participate in the preservation efforts. We plan to organise a bigger exhibition on Kyauktada Watsonsat multiple galleries later in the year. 


Human Rights Tattoo
14 June 2016, 16:10
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Human rights. They are not won or lost — only respected or violated. If you are alive, you have human rights. The right to life is the foundation of them all. Human rights happen in the body and mind of individuals. So shouldn’t you have a piece of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on your very skin? And make a statement about your relation to human rights?

Of course you should. But how? Human Rights Tattoo makes it easy for you. This community art project is tattooing the entire Universal Declaration of Human Rights, letter by letter, onto the bodies of 6773 people. Because, of course, that is the number of letters in the document.

This Friday and Saturday, 17-18 June 2016, the project brings 120 letters to Pansodan Scene. You have a chance to become one too. When you arrive, get a registration card. It will have your letter on it. One of four tattoo artists will ink it in the place of your choice, in one of their catalogue of fonts. A photograph of the tattoo, and a few of your thoughts will be included on the website.

Tattoos are not compulsory. You can come and enjoy it as a community art project and installation, or to egg on your friends.

10:00 – 18:00 at Pansodan Scene, ၁၁၄ ပန်းဆိုးတန်း ဒုတိယထပ် (ငါးဘာသာကျောင်းနှင်မျက်နှာချင်းဆိုင်)

144 Pansodan, second floor, across from the gate of the Ganesh Temple

One Myanmar launch at Pansodan Scene
8 June 2016, 14:29
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The launch of the One Myanmar: The Voices of Change documentary and One Myanmar : The Faces of the Burmese Transition / Les visages de la transition Birmanie book, by Carine Jaquet will take place at 19:00-21:00, 10 June 2016 at Pansodan Scene. All are welcome.

The book exploring the diversity of Myanmar at a moment of history change is in French and English, generously captioned, and features a variety of photographers. One Myanmar will be for sale at Pansodan Gallery from Saturday 11 June 2016.



Kachin Children’s Paintings, at Pansodan Scene
20 May 2016, 12:59
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2016 Airavati Kachin2

Airavati has been working with Kachin chidren who have been displaced by the armed conflict for five years. The organisation has collected over 7000 paintings by the children in camps near the Kachin–Chinese border. Over 150 of these paintings will be exhibited from 21 – 29 May 2016 at Pansodan Scene.

The opening ceremony with light refreshments and a few words by  will be at Pansodan Scene at 3:00pm, all are welcome to attend.

2016 Airavati Kachin1

Kachin Airavati exhibition 2016

Pansodan Scene, ၁၁၄ ပန်းဆိုးတန်း ဒုတိယထပ် (ငါးဘာသာကျောင်းနှင်မျက်နှာချင်းဆိုင်)
144 Pansodan, second floor, stairway entrance across from the gate of the Ganesh Temple; above the Sa Pe Nandaw Bookshop.

Thingyan 2016
14 April 2016, 20:28
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We have decided to be open by appointment only for Thingyan this year. We will be nearby, though, so can even get you close to some art on short notice, just call Ko Aung at 095 13 08 46. Meanwhile, I am enjoying my time messing with my inks and papers. Thanks to everyone who has been so kind as to bring me some special paper or ink over the years. They make me very happy.

Carte Blanche
11 April 2016, 13:17
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Pansodan Gallery has a new product out. Blank books that are good for drafting and writing, doodling and drawing. They are on sale for $1 or 1500ks a piece. The pages are of high quality Japanese paper. The covers come in a variety of Burmese reference material.arttonic promotion social media

Zwe Yan Naing
30 March 2016, 13:04
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Pansodan Scene is proud to be hosting Zwe Yan Naing’s fourth solo exhibition.

For those of you that don’t know him, ZYN is a promising art talent. He has become very well known and favoured among  curators, collectors and the art-buying public locally and abroad.

“A Moment Suspended In Time” is the title of his solo.

Come by between 10 am to 6 pm from April 2nd to April 6th 2016.

Pansodan Scene also serves quality coffee and fruit juice.