Burma

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Praises ‘Enchanting’ Works by Celebrated Myanmar Artists

By Wei Yan Aung 27 December 2019

Yangon – Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the opening of the “Hay Manda” exhibition at the Strand Hotel in Yangon on Thursday. The State Counselor viewed work by celebrated artists including Win Pe, Lun Gywe, Aung Myint, Dr. Ko Ko Gyi and Kyi Myint Saw.

Visitors enjoy a painting at the ‘Hay Manda’ art exhibition. / Wei Yan Aung / The Irrawaddy

Fifty-six artists are included in the exhibition depicting landscapes, culture and lifestyle in Myanmar, in traditional and modern styles.

M.P.P. Yei Myint’s paintings at the ‘Hay Manda’ art exhibition. / Wei Yan Aung / The Irrawaddy

“I would like to take time and enjoy some paintings in detail. Very enchanting. They soothe my mind at one glance,” said Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Win Pe’s paintings at the ‘Hay Manda’ art exhibition. / Wei Yan Aung / The Irrawaddy

Paintings at the exhibition are available for purchase from between US$500 (744,435 kyats) and US$10,000.

Kyee Myint Saw’s paintings at the ‘Hay Manda’ art exhibition. / Wei Yan Aung / The Irrawaddy

“We’re proud that the State Counselor has taken time out from her busy schedule and visited our exhibition. We are more than glad if our paintings can give her pleasure during her busy days,” said artist Zaw Win, whose work is included in the exhibition. The exhibition ends this evening.

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