Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Writing’s on the wall at new art space

Graffiti is now legal in Yangon – at least in one tiny space.

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International art show creates thematic links from east to west

From the inaugural show of German artist Wolfgang Laib at Yangon’s Secretariat building this past January to the international poetry reading at Myanm/art Gallery earlier this month, the city has seen an increasing emphasis on global arts exchange.

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Stamping out the competition

Myanmar visual artist Zwe Yan Naing came out on top on April 30th as the winner of the 2017 International Artist Grande Competition at the Art Revolution Taipei (A.R.T) exhibit in Taiwan.

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Memorial library to celebrate poet, activist Min Thu Wun

In his lifetime poet and writer Min Thu Wun not only penned 400 poems and children’s songs but also was one of the earliest members of the National League of Democracy (NLD), making him one of the country’s most celebrated writers and democracy advocates.

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New year, new scents: Candle maker captures Myanmar

How do you capture Myanmar in a scent?

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Exhibit explores a transforming Myanmar

UCH has been written about Myanmar’s dramatic changes over recent years.

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Artist charms snakes in new exhibit

The serpent is a tricky character.

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Digital artist transforms Bagan into world of fantasy

The sun-kissed temples of Bagan are a point of immense pride for Myanmar people.

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Hard Rock Cafe opens in Yangon

Having wowed fans across the globe with its one-of-a-kind blend of music, entertainment and authentic American fare, the world-famous restaurant brand continues its expansion worldwide and opens its first cafe in Myanmar.

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Inside the secret lives of women garment workers

When Ma Wutt Ye followed her doctor’s orders to take medical leave from her garment factory job in northern Mingalardon industrial zone, her boss took no sympathy. She was immediately dismissed from her position.

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