PanSuriya Art Post

29 March Art and Ideas : Hide & Seek
5 March 2009, 00:26
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Hide and Seek:  Social Commentary in Contemporary Burmese Art


In this visual presentation, Jacquelyn Suter from Goldleaf Myanmar will give us a unique glimpse on how artists in Burma today express their interpretations of their society. Rare works not seen by public will be shown.

See the Chiang Mai Mail’s write-up of the talk here.

As always, ten per cent of any art sales, and 20 per cent of any other sales will be donated to a local organisation, Cultural Canvas, to provide art experiences for the children of migrants in Chiang Mai.

This event is free and open to all.


coming Art and Ideas talks


Three people are preparing Art and Ideas talks for the next months. On Sunday 15 March, Alexandra Green will talk about Burmese and Lanna temple paintings (talk description coming soon). You can read up on Pagan at this site:

We will then have another talk toward the art side of art and ideas: Jacqueline Suter will speak about buried social commentary in modern Burmese art. Back in the ideas direction, Bryce Beemer will talk about Siamese war captives in Burman capitals. That will take us up to Songkran, and perhaps beyond. When possible, talks will take place on Sunday evenings.

Boat race

Boat race

A few writers have also agreed (or half agreed) to give talks, but their dates are yet uncertain.
Thanks to 72Studio, Chiang Mai for image processing.