Karin Weber Gallery

Event Details

Event

‘Myanmar Discourse’
presented by Myanmar Advisor Robert San Pe and Curator Melissa Carlson, artist performances by Phyu Mon and Khin Thethtar Latt (“Nora”)
RSVP via art@karinwebergallery.com

Artist

Phyu Mon, Khin Thethtar Latt (Nora)

Date + Time

18 March, 2017
4pm - 8pm

Location

Karin Weber Gallery

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Karin Weber Gallery presents ‘“Yangon Made My Heart Beat Fast:” New Contemporary Art from Myanmar,’ a show which explores the blossoming of individual expression, creativity, and the emergence of new voices and viewpoints in an evolving Myanmar.

On Saturday, 18 March 2017, the gallery presents ‘Myanmar Discourse,’ a collage of talks and performances, including a conversation with Robert San Pe, who served as senior adviser on legal affairs to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Karin Weber Gallery presents ‘“Yangon Made My Heart Beat Fast:” New Contemporary Art from Myanmar,’ a show which explores the blossoming of individual expression, creativity, and the emergence of new voices and viewpoints in an evolving Myanmar.

On Saturday, 18 March 2017, the gallery presents ‘Myanmar Discourse,’ a collage of talks and performances, including a conversation with Robert San Pe, who served as senior adviser on legal affairs to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

His talk “The National League for Democracy (NLD) led Government: Challenges, Achievements and Aspirations” will focus on developments in Myanmar in the aftermath of semi-civilian rule under the ruling party, the NLD.

Melissa Carlson, curator of the accompanying art show and a keen Burma observer herself, will review the evolving Myanmar art scene, including the growing role of female artists who are stepping forward with a louder voice. These discussions will be followed by performance art pieces by two of Myanmar’s leading female experimental artists, Khin Thethtar Latt  (“Nora“) and Phyu Mon. Phyu Mon is one of the only female performance artists of the older generation who persevered despite severe censorship by both society and the state. Nora, a rising star on the local Myanmar art scene, is a younger generation artist who is fearless and innovative in her commentary on current Myanmar society.

 

Workshop Programme, Saturday 18th March 2017:

16.00     Opening Remarks, Karin Weber Gallery

16.15      “Painting Through the Cheroot Haze: Female Artists and Censorship in Post-1962 Burma”
– Melissa Carlson, Curator

17.00     “The NLD–Led Government: Challenges, Achievements and Aspirations”
– Robert San Pe, Myanmar Advisor

18.00     Drinks & Performance by Khin Thethtar Latt (‘Nora’)

19.00     Performance by Phyu Mon

19.30     Artists Q & A

20.00    Close

 

As numbers are strictly limited for this event, RSVP is essential at art@karinwebergallery.com.