These multi-pocketed monstrosities have provoked an unlikely online fashion war. But do they have merit beyond kneecap-high mobile phone storage?
Artist Nann Nann has always been versatile in her creativity. She has delved into painting, sculpture and even performance art, holding exhibitions in Myanmar, Thailand, Hong Kong and the United States, and earning numerous awards from organisations both at home and abroad.
Seeing a pile of old concrete blocks in the street, the rubble from a renovation job, Htein Lin picked them up and carted them off to his studio. In the same spirit, his exhibition Picking up the Pieces: A Show of Installations, which opens today at the Goethe Villa, is a re-evaluation of things that did not quite attract enough attention the first time round.
The white three-storey house behind its carpet of green is elegant and welcoming. I was visiting R Zarni, his wife, former model One and their son Phit Phit Tone at home – that is, 58A Kabar Aye Pagoda Road.