Shwedagon Pagoda is a treasure trove of architecture, sculpture and arts that attracts many artists. An art exhibition running in Yangon this week features paintings of Shwedagon Pagoda in a realist and contemporary style drawn from many different angles by 23 artists.
What is Yangon? And what are the specialties of Yangon? 42-year-old Spanish artist Venancio Martin Gonzalez asked these questions as he encountered the strange world of Yangon for the first time, and his answers were displayed in a four-day exhibit, concluded yesterday, at Yangon Gallery in People’s Park.
You could call him an artist with a golden touch – his paintings are actually made entirely of gold. Three of Korean artist Kim Il-tae’s gold paintings are on display at Ahla Thit Art Gallery until January 23.
Inle Lake seems a suitable place to site a traditional source of livelihood – “industry” does not seem quite the right word – that produces durable objects of beauty. But Sunflowers Organic Dye Weaving Studio, open there since last February, has not had an easy time.
Legendary pop and rock singer Tin Zar Maw has planned a rocking birthday party for hundreds of her closest friends. Her first solo concert will be at Myammar Convention Centre’s (MCC) outdoor area in Yangon on February 6.