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Yangon Timeout

By Marie Starr 30 May 2019

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.

May 18 to June 12 | Myanm/art | Urban Asia Center, 48th Street, Botahtaung Township

Found: Our Heritage, Our Future

Artist Htein Lin and architect Aung Soe Myint, in partnership with Yangon Heritage Trust and Slade Property Services, have launched a new exhibition titled “Found: Our Heritage, Our Future.” The exhibition celebrates Yangon’s unique cultural heritage by revealing intimate connections between people, places, memories and historic objects. With items collected by the architect, this exhibition can tell the story of several key heritage buildings in Yangon. In some cases, these buildings are long gone. In others, they still stand today.

Ongoing | Yangon Heritage Trust | 22/24, First Floor, Lower Pansodan Road, Kyauktada Township

The Smell of Spring

As a part of The Japan Foundation’s ongoing photo exhibition series, a new series of showing the beautiful scenery from Japan’s four seasons will be on display from Tuesday. ‘Japanese Garden’ is an exhibition by famous Japanese photographer Mizuno Katsuhiko.

May 14 to June 8 | The Japan Foundation | No.70 Nat Mauk Lane 1, Bahan Township

Myanmar RoboLeague

This is Myanmar’s first State-level robotics tournament and everyone is invited to attend. The highest level of teams from schools representing each state and region will participate in this event and the winning team will go on to compete at the first Global Robotics Competition for students in Dubai. There will be 11 6-minute rounds in this year’s Myanmar RoboLegaue contest.

June 1 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Theinphyu Stadium | Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township

Open Artisan Workshop at Turquoise Mountain

Turquoise Mountain will open its workshop to the public for another Saturday session. This non-government organization which works in Afghanistan and Myanmar to help heritage regeneration and the preservation of traditional crafts. At the Yangon workshop you can see beautiful gold jewelry being made by local artisans as well as textiles and woodwork.

June 1 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Turquoise Mountain Workshop | 14-16, 21st Street (Lower Block), Latha Township 

Our ARTventure Exhibition

This is a group art exhibition showing the works of students undergoing a diploma in painting at the National University of Arts and Culture Yangon.

June 1 to 3 | Gallery 65 | No. 65, Yaw Min Gyi Road, Dagon Township

Memories of Rain

The latest art exhibition at New Treasure Art Gallery opens this Saturday. A beautiful selection of watercolor and other types of paintings will be on display. Subjects include landscapes, abstract art, Bagan and ethnic Myanmar scenes and iconic landmarks. Opening reception 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

June 1 onwards | New Treasure Art Gallery | 84A, Thanlwin Street, Golden Valley, Bahan Township

Parami Talks Series: Catalyzing Social Impact

With the full title “Catalyzing Social Impact: Private Sector Development and Inclusive Business in Myanmar,” this event is a talk given by Peter Brimble, senior technical advisor at the DaNa Facility. He will discuss his journey along the road to private sector development in Myanmar, how to maximize the impacts of private sector development and its future in Myanmar. Pre-registration recommended.

June 1 | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Parami Institute of Liberal Arts & Sciences | Shwe Gone Plaza, Intersection of Kabar Aye Pagoda Road and Shwe Gone Daing Road, Bahan Township

FAB Club Night

This is a fun-filled club night popular among Yangon’s LGBT crowd and friends. DJ Mike will play music to keep you singing and dancing all night long and you can expect a thrilling performance by Yangon Ga Ga too! Tickets 5,000 kyats.

June 1 | 10 p.m. | Club Pyrite | Kabar Aye Pagoda Road (near Inya Lake Hotel)

Makers Market

This is a plastic free event with a swap-up section, music and activities for kids. From sunset to nighttime this market has a huge selection stalls to peruse with of locally-designed, locally-produced food, clothes and other pretty goods. Free entry.

June 2 | 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Kandawgyi Nature Park (Karaweik Entrance), Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township

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