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Contemporary Asian Artist VI
Freedom in Blossom! :Gangaw Village and Experimental Art in 1980s Burma
■Period:13 December, 2012 - 20 March, 2013
■Venue:Asia Gallery B
This time, the “Contemporary Asian Artist VI” exhibition deals with “Gangaw Village Art Group,” the first artists collaborative for contemporary art in Burma.
Founded by Rangoon University students in 1979, the group has pursued various experimental arts, organized exhibitions, and led the art scene in Myanmar, especially in the 80s. Their works created from their youth to maturity during the time of socialism, military regime and democratization are still filled with surprisingly fresh energy.

Surviving the tough time that they could not hold any exhibition, the artists explored free expressions within various constraints. The exhibition retraces the footsteps of these artists in such hardships and the history of their group activities through their art works, about 40 pieces by 8 artists.

Currently Myanmar is experiencing the wind of change toward democratization. We hope the exhibition will provide our audiences a chance to see the locus of the expressions of the artists, who survived such changes.

Participating Artists(tentative)
Kyee Myint Saw(1939-)/ Aung Myint(1946-)
San Minn(1951-)/ Zeya(1953-)/ Po Po(1957-)
Khin Swe Win(1958-)/ Hla Toee(1958-)/ Tito(1961‐)

Po Po "Tejo(the element of kinetic energy)" 1985
San Minn "Computer Control System" 1985
Tito "Wearing the mask to protect from....." 2003
Exhibition Info
Period13 Dec 2012 - 20 Mar 2013
VenueAsia Gallery B
FeeAdult \200 College & High School \150
*Fee for Secondary school and under
ExhibitsPaintings and installation works by 8 participating artists
Around 40 pieces
OrganiserFukuoka Asian Art Museum
Related EventOpening Event: Artist Talk by San Minn
San Minn, the leader of Gangaw Village Art Group
talks about their group and art works.
Time and Date: Thursday 13 December, 10-00-11:00
Venue: Asia Gallery B, 7F, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Open & CloseOpen 10:00-20:00 (Last Admission 19:30)
Closed on Wednesdays, New Year's Holidays
(26 December - 1 January)
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