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Essentialist Images curated by Louis Ho

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - August 8 @ 7:00 pm UTC+8

Free

Essentialist Images is an exhibition of contemporary Burmese art, and its oscillation between the static past and the persistently intrusive present. The exhibition includes works by 9 Burmese artists; Aye Ko, Aung Ko, Htein Lin, Richie Htet, Maung Day, Nge Lay, Soe Yu Nwe, Tun Win Aung & Wah Nu.

While the ubiquitous panoply of traditionally-derived images that dominate popular forms of Burmese art – from monks to landscapes – are absent here, the work in this exhibition foreground other familiar tropes that have come to define the country in the twentieth century and beyond: political authoritarianism, the anti- colonial legacy, and, especially, the lingering spectre of its long, rich cultural history. The essentialist character of these works is not one of fixed geo-cultural essence, but a complication of received ideas and images, from iconography to anatomy to photographs to film, that serve as a response to contemporary issues that have increasingly stereotyped depictions of Myanmar today.

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Start:
July 17 @ 12:00 pm UTC+8
End:
August 8 @ 7:00 pm UTC+8
Cost:
Free
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Richard Koh Fine Art
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