Monday, August 21, 2017

Rakhine Stories

A photo exhibition by Italian photographer Chiara Luxurado

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Artist uses graffiti to get his message across

Some artists do not stop after having made a reputation and ArkarKyaw, whose specialty is graffiti, is one of them.

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Exhibit celebrates Myanmar-Korea ties

2017 marks forty years of diplomatic relations between Myanmar and South Korea and to celebrate the milestone the New Treasure art gallery is hosting an exhibition entitled ‘’Platform of the Peace’’ which showcases the works of 20 leading artists, 10 from each country.

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‘Peace Music Festival’ singing contest to air in July

There are many singing contests on Myanmar TV channels, some of which are very popular, but not very many try to educate the public about peace.

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The circular rail line nightmare

Taking Yangon's circular line and suburban line late at night can be a rather illuminating experience.

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Nostalgi’ art

You may have never met Kyaw Moe Khine on the street, but you may have seen “Bart”, his street artist name, sprayed on the walls of Yangon. If you decide to go to his latest show you will get to know much more of him.

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UN representative makes case for Myanmar women

Women need equal rights to land ownership, jobs, decision-making roles, credit and education in order to unlock impediments to gender parity and create jobs in the country,’’ said the UNFPA representative in Myanmar over the weekend.

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Myanmar’s artistic palette

Contemporary art, like most forms, is a reflection of one’s own contemporary society and the issues that are transformed into visual mediums.

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Wild inhabitants

1-year-old Italian photographer Chiara Luxardo will be putting together a photo exhibition framing the lives of wild inhabitants living within the deep tropical forests of Southern Rakhine as well as the local populace and their traditional lifestyles.

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Single mother wins best documentary award

Single mother recounts a period in her life in which her boyfriend wanted her to get an abortion after living together for years un-married. She ultimately decides to break-off the relationship, give birth and raise her baby alone.

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