Migrant workers should be not only tolerated, but actively recognised as benefiting both their own countries and their host countries, visitors will be told at Beyond Tolerance: Living Together with Migrants, a three-day photo exhibition and documentary opening October 28 at Myanmar Deitta.
As the creative brains behind some of Yangon’s most stylish interiors, including Rangoon Tea House and the Indochine-inspired Rau Ram, Weekend’s interior design expert Mya Myitzu has seen her fair share of décor disasters. This week, she shares her know-how on how to make the most of your space.
Sharply dressed and sporting black, horn-rimmed glasses, Maung Day looks more suited to a brisk, autumn afternoon in London or New York than the Singaporean café blasting pop music in the Hledan Center where I meet him. Although most known for his poetry in Myanmar, Maung Day is a man of many crafts, from abstract art to performance.
It’s not hard to stop traffic in Yangon, of course. But the billboards for the film Ma Aye Pwint – Myint Myint San – Lan Thone Sal created queues all of their own when it opened here in September. Star Aye Myat Thu – and the particular parts of her anatomy the images emphasised – appeared quite larger than life. Some folks actually stopped on the sidewalks to gape.
Mercury Rising is a warning: It may already be too late. Celebrated artist Kaung Su will hold his solo exhibition, subtitled “Nature Strikes Back”, at Yangon gallery Myanm/art, from October 28 to November 10.
With turquoise columns propping up a pink and yellow portico, Yangon’s art deco style Thwin cinema is a rare relic from a golden age of movie-making that dazzled audiences more than half a century ago.
Here are many words that could be used to describe the 2017 Spring/Summer catwalks in Paris, London and New York, with their parades of carbon-copy, ultra thin models. “Diversity”, however, isn’t likely to be one of them. Japanese designer Takafumi Tsuruta is an exception in the fashion world.