Aye Ko, Transfixed: What am I?, 2008, Giclée print on archival paper, edition of 2, 90 x 136 cm, US$ 2,400
Artists: Aye Ko, Aung Myint, Nyein Chan Su, Phyu Mon, Burma
Dates: 21 February - 15 March, 2009
Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition Speaking Alone on 21 February - 15 March - a multi-media and pioneering art exhibition of Burmese conceptual art.
As the title of the exhibition indicates, the art exhibition of works by four well known Burmese artists deal with isolation which the country and its people have endured for decades. The country's isolation has become the face of its current national identity which is underwritten by the extreme conditions that affect its civil and social environment. The works featured include photographs, mixed media paintings, video installations, three dimensional installations and performances. This exhibition gives us a rare glimpse into a proud, but isolated country.
Curator for the exhibition is Shireen Naziree.
Aung Myint is 62 years old and Burma’s pioneer on conceptual art, installations and performance art. He is also a painter, and a winner of the ASEAN Art Awards.
Phyu Mon is 48 years old and a rare breed – a Burmese female artist focusing on mixed media pieces and performance art.
Aye Ko is 45 years old and a prominent performance artist in Burma. He is also well known for installations and video works and has participated in several international events.
Nyein Chan Su is 35 years old and belongs to Burma’s generation of young and dynamic artists who look beyond the country’s borders for inspiration while at the same time have their roots firmly planted in Burmese culture.
An online catalogue as pdf-File, 3,14 MB, has been published it can be downloaded for free.