Opening - Contemporary Myanmar art @ Osage, Singapore
With the country still largely closed off, it’s hard to get to know much about contemporary Myanmar art. There are a few good artists though they have generally had little exposure outside the country. So it’s commendable that Osage Art Foundation is putting on its first major exhibition of contemporary Myanmar art in Singapore on the theme of “play” as a significant force in the way of life played out on a daily basis in the country. play: Art from Myanmar Today opens on Sunday and includes works by 13 artists, some already pretty well known in Southeast Asia art circles, such as Aung Myint, MMP Yei Myint and Myat Kyawt. Many of the works are installation or performance based, but there are a few more “traditional’ offerings, too – but no pagodas or monks in sight...