Yangon Timeout

By The Irrawaddy 21 February 2019

Four Hands Art Exhibition

This is a duet exhibition by artists Christine Fayon and Htoo Aung Kyaw. The artists use different mediums and though they are not from the same cultural or religious background nor do they have the same way of living or thinking, they have exactly the same aim: to show that art is universal.

Feb. 20 to 24 | OK Art Gallery | North Side of Aung San Stadium, Gyoe Phyu Road

Museum Activity II Art Exhibition

As well as a large exhibition of artwork by more than 70 of Myanmar’s most celebrated artists on display over nine days, this event also involves a panel discussion about the interaction between museums and artists and an art lecture by master painter Dr U Lun Gywe which takes place on Saturday. This event is organized by the National Museum Yangon, Myanmar’s Department of Archaeology and National Museum and the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.

Feb. 20 to 28 | National Museum Yangon | 66 Pyay Road, Dagon Township

WHO I AM: Identity and Belonging in Myanmar

What does the word identity mean to people in Myanmar? How do they see themselves and their place in society? How do they want to be seen by others? This photography exhibition is the result of a photography workshop for youth organized by The Heinrich Boell Foundation and lead by photographer Yu Yu Myint Than. The images are presented in addition to twelve collaborative portraits shot by French portrait photographer Nico Djavanshir.

Feb. 16 to 26 | Pansuriya Gallery | 100 Bogalayzay Street, Botahtaung Township

Yangon Photo Festival

As part of the 11th edition of Myanmar’s biggest photography festival, screenings and activities will take place in Mahabandoola Park. Watch short documentaries from all over Myanmar, Asia, Europe and America projected to the public of huge screens in the park. See the temporary photo exhibition, have your portrait taken at a studio using a magic photo box and take part in the photography digitalization project by bringing your own old photographs to add to the giant collection.

Feb. 22 to 24 | 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Mahabandoola Park, Kyauktada Township

Open Studio Night

Proximity Designs opens its studio to the public this Friday night as part of the Proximity15 celebrations. The event focuses on workplace design and involves a guided tour of the studio followed by entertainment with music, drinks and food on the studio rooftop. Prior registration on Myanpwel is recommended to secure a place.

Feb. 22 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Proximity Designs | 24 Sayarsan Road, Bahan Township

Les Rendez Vous #5

For all hip-hop lovers and dedicated followers of Yangon’s rich hip-hop scene, this is for you. The green garden of the French Institute is once again the location to immerse yourself in an evening of dance and hip-hop beats as part of the Yangon Photo Festival. The lineup includes G-Tone, T Jack, Hpone Myat Pine Soe and the House of M dance group, and winner of the 2017 Myanmar Ladies DJ Championship, Tyrah-T.

Feb. 22 | 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. | Institut Français de Birmanie | 340, Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township

Jogja Noise Bombing: Talk and Performance

The founding member of Jogja Noise Bombing, a community of sound artists from the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, will be at Myanm/art this Saturday evening. Indra Menus will perform and noise art demonstration and then give a talk about his work with noise and experimental music in Jogja and beyond. This is part of the Space Exchange program organized by Myanm/art and sponsored by Myanm/art, the Japan Foundation Yangon and Noise in Yangon.

Feb. 23 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Myanm/art | 3FL, 98 Bogalayzay Street, Botahtaung Township

Pierot Lumiére Concert

This concert is set to be an entertaining fusion of sound, light, color, video and moving bodies combined as a single performance at the Goethe Institut’s auditorium space. The Berlin-based group behind the performances, Manufaktur für elektronische Musik, aka MAM, will take us on a journey following the traces of the famous French clown figurine Pierrot. Seat reservations recommended.

Feb. 23 | 7 p.m. | Goethe-Institute Myanmar | Corner of Kabar Aye Pagoda Road and Nat Mauk Street, Bahan Township

Food Waste: Impact & Solutions

As the second part of the ongoing Climate Talk series, Conyat Create and Pansuriya have organized this presentation about food waste, the guiltiest food wasters and the effects of food waste on the climate. There will be two speakers, Okka Phyo Maung and Marc Oliver. Okka is a co-founder and CMO of Recyglo, Myanmar’s first and only recycle-tech company. Marc is special advisor at Conyat Create who works at building partnership models to support projects related to food supply chain traceability and food waste management in the hospitality sector.

Feb. 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Pansuriya | 100 Bogalayzay Street, Botahtaung Township

Myanmar Social Investment Forum

The theme of this third annual Myanmar Social Investment Forum hosted by AVPN is “Maximing Impact” and more than 250 funders and resource providers from Myanmar and Asia-Pacific are expected to attend. The event will also see the release of the second edition of the Myanmar Social Investment Landscape Report.

Feb. 26 | 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Pan Pacific Hotel | Shwedagon Pagoda Road, Pabedan Township

AustCham & CCIFM Networking Cocktail

This is a networking event organized by the Australian and French chambers of commerce and a useful opportunity to meet fellow networkers and make useful contacts with business leaders from various industries over a drink and some finger food. Tickets for chamber members are $20 and non-members, $30.

Feb. 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Pullman Yangon Centerpoint | Sule Pagoda Road, Kyauktada Township