Saturday, January 21, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Artist looks into the mind of snipers

Only once they have mastered the art of patience and become indifferent to all external forces of the outside world can snipers hit their target. At least, that was the thought that ran through my mind at Ngu Ein Htet Myet’s first solo show called “The Sniper”.

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Aye Ko wins prestigious art award

One of Myanmar’s pioneering performance artists, Aye Ko, was awarded the Joseph Balestier Award for Freedom of Art by Singapore’s annual art fair, Art Stage Singapore and the US Embassy of Singapore on January 10.

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Nobel Myanmar Literary Festival on the way

The Nobel Myanmar Literary Festival's third installment will take place from January 22 to 24 at the National Theater of Yangon, organisers have announced.

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Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw approaches

One could say that harmony was the theme of last year’s Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw, in which Japanese singer Hirahara Ayaka performed the well known “Mirai E” (To The Future) with Myanmar pop star Ni Ni Khin Zaw.

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Fighting sexual harassment with art

“My guess is 85 percent of Myanmar women have suffered physical sexual harassment and 95pc of Myanmar women have suffered verbal sexual harassment.”

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Artists look for beauty

What is beauty? This question may be impossible to properly answer – but a current exhibit at Yangon Gallery offers some clues.

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The past is present at Taukkyan War Cemetery

“Their name liveth for evermore.” The simple words outside Taukkyan War Cemetery sum up not only the purpose – but the enduring importance – of this beautiful yet haunting site.

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One reporter, 500 dogs: A visit to the Yangon Animal Shelter

With more than 500 street dogs to care for, the Yangon Animal Shelter has its work cut out. Myanmar Times reporter Nick Baker pays a visit – and gets a slobbery welcome.

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New year, new look: What you’ll be wearing in 2017

The Myanmar Times asks stylist Judson Fish what we should be wearing this year.

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Getting wired on 39th Street

Myanmar Times reporter Bhanu Bhatnagar speaks to Don Wright, artistic director of exhibition space Wired on 39 

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