By Marie Starr 16 May 2019
Htein Lin Solo Exhibition
Renowned artist Htein Lin’s solo exhibition continues, using a controversial material inviting the viewer to question their own stance on a gender-discriminative custom in Myanmar culture. “Skirting the Issue” is a project he has been working on for one year with the contribution of a number of women living in varied social circumstances with often surprising views.
May 11 to 19 | River Gallery | 33/35, 37th& 38th Streets, Kyauktada Township
Bart Was Not Here: God Complex
This is the first solo show by young Myanmar artist Bart Was Not Here (Kyaw Moe Khine) who graduated from Singapore’s Lasalle College of the Arts last year. As the artist’s statement reads, “God Complex is a place of unapologetic personal perspective. It is a fictional world born out of a collision of art and ego.” This is also the first art show to be held at Myanm/art’s new space. The opening party is on Saturday at 6 p.m.
May 18 to June 12 | Myanm/art | Urban Asia Center, 48th Street, Botahtaung Township
GRRRL Power // WOMYN NOW Performance Art Show
Goethe Institute and Turning Tables Myanmar have organized a performance art event featuring Yangon’s best female performance artists. Phyu Mon, Ma Ei, Emily Phyo, Thyitar and Tha Mee Gie will perform on stage with interludes of experimental music provided by Darko C and Tser Htoo. Free entry.
May 18 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Goethe-Institut Myanmar | Corner of Kabar Aye Pagoda Road and Nat Mauk Street, Bahan Township
International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT)
As part of the major international event, Colors Rainbow is organizing a public event this Friday with &Proud hosting a Fab party for club-lovers on Saturday night. On Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Junction City there will be a series of events including film screenings, performances and a panel discussion. On Saturday from 10 p.m. at Pyrite Club, there will be a special Fab party with some of the country’s favorite “queens” in attendance. Tickets 15,000 kyats.
May 17, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Junction City, Shwedagon Pagoda Road | May 18, 10 p.m. at Club Pyrite, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road
Final Sunset Boat Party with Mumsfilibaba
The series of sunset boat parties will have one last bash before the monsoon season kicks in. This event will feature DJ Yu KT and Mumsfilibaba, a DJ duo based out of Bangkok and originally from Stockholm, Sweden. Food from Root will be available. Tickets 15,000 kyats.
May 18 | 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Irrawaddy-01 Boat, Botahtaung Jetty
Drink & Draw: Expressionism
The increasingly popular activity of social painting, Drink & Draw, is going with a theme of expressionism for the next event at Pansuriya. Come and dive into your emotions, and express yourself through art while exploring artists like Munch, Kirchner, Van Gogh, Ensor and Kandinsky. Tickets include a drink, starter and main meal and a framed canvas and art supplies. Also, 5,000 kyats of every ticket goes to Karen Development Organization.
May 22 | 7 p.m. | Pansuriya | 100 Bogalayzay Street, Botahtaung Township
Maung Di Art Exhibition—Eyes of Inner Mind Series
Renowned veteran artist Maung Di will have a solo show at Ahla Thit from Thursday. With the simple artist statement of “I see. I know. I understand.” it is for the viewer to come to the gallery themselves and experience the art, interpreting it in their own way.
May 23 to 27 | Ahla Thit Art Gallery | No.17, University Avenue Road, Bahan Township
Travel Massive—Deep Dive into Digital Marketing
The Yangon chapter of Travel Massive, a worldwide community of people involved in the travel industry, will have their next event focusing on digital marketing next Thursday. Aung Than Toe, co-founder and head of business development at Lodggy.com, and Min Than Htut, CEO and founder of Pro Niti Travel, will be the speakers present on the evening to share their knowledge and experience. Free entry.
May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Tribe Theory Yangon | 58 Hledan Street, Lanmadaw Township