21 June 2017

Philip Blenkinsop, from the series Excerpts from an interview

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Insert, embrace, propose, expand

This publication showcases 14 artists from within and outside Myanmar who represent a broad spectrum of works being produced in the region at this time. Both, the text and the images highlight visible tensions between content and form, the subject and the object in photography: those series which challenge the domain of the documentary and which re-calibrate aesthetic choices and differences. There has been some focus given to archives in this issue as well – images from private collections which contribute to the vast history of photography in the region, but which also interface with current issues that mark the broader S. Asian arena: state interventions and its aftereffects on matters relating to secularism, gender equality, economic disparity and hence broadly, culture.




Franz Xaver Augustin

Under military rule for half a century, Myanmar was substantially isolated from the world, including international exchanges and developments that took place in neighbouring countries.
 Not only the economy, but also education and culture fell far behind as a result of stunted growth through...

A Bright Star Will Shine

Nandita Jaishankar

My second visit to Yangon in December 2016 coincided with the opening weekend of the Mingalabar! Festival. The Institut Français
de Birmanie (IFB) in collaboration with the Government of Yangon Region, organized the first ever multi-disciplinary arts festival, taking to public spaces at an...

Inhabiting Their Art

Haymann Oo

New Zero Art Space is a nonprofit visual arts organization that was established in Yangon in 2008 by artist and curator, Aye Ko. Aiming to empower and educate a new generation of practitioners, the gallery and art library promotes local, contemporary voices through its display of sculptures,...

Emerging Trends In Photo Art In Myanmar

Nathalie Johnston

The research for my Master’s degree about performance art in Myanmar brought me to Yangon eight years ago. I had started a blog called Myanm/art in order to build awareness in the English language about some of the trends in contemporary art here – it was a way in which to connect a...



Yangon to Grow With

San Lin Tun


Yangon Rough & Tender

Aun Raza


Still Lifes from a Vanishing City

Elizabeth Rush



Farhad Rahman


Excerpts from an interview

Philip Blenkinsop


Props Or Protagonists?

Matt Grace


Oil Rush

Debasish Shom

[SeriesTitle: The Price Of Jade] A trader shows a jade stone which he estimates to be worth at least forty or fifty thousands U.S. Dollars in price in the black market, at a hotel room in Yin Jiang, Yunnan Province, China, June 17, 2015. According to several Myanmar jade traders of the black market, almost all the raw jade stones which are being traded in Yin Jiang are smuggled directly from the black market in Myanmar's land of jade in Myanmar's Kachin state where the billion-dollar industry is based.

The Price of Jade

Minzayar Oo


Solar Portraits

Rubén Salgado Escudero


Think Of Me: Photographs From Burma

Nance Cunningham


Recycled Meanings

Aung Khin Myint


“They Called Me Baby”

Ko Lin Maung


Embrace the past

Lukas Birk


The Other Burma

Pablo Bartholomew


Exteriors and Interiors: The Women

Mae Yway


Ma Bai Dar

Marylise Vigneau


Humanity, Identity & Nudity

Mayco Naing


Rainbow Marriage

Nay Thway

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