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Conference on the Work and Life of U Aung Khin

May 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

CONFERENCE ON THE WORK AND LIFE OF U AUNG KHIN

U Aung Khin is a pioneer of the modernist movement in Myanmar. His contribution to the Burmese art scene was decisive through his writing on art, his involvement in art associations and groups as well as through teaching. In 1978 he founded the Panthu Sanda Children’s Art Centre with his daughter Cho Cho Aung.

At the age of 75 Aung Khin published a manifesto “Reminiscences of Myanmar Art”, also known as “Art with Myanmar Sensibility”, which summarizes his life-long research on how to appropriate Western technique to express Myanmar-ness. U Aung Khin participated in many art exhibitions and received prestigious awards but sold few of his works.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Marie – Pierre Mol is an independent curator and co-founder of Intersections gallery and art consultancy based in Singapore. Intersections’ mission is to bridge cultures through art. Marie-Pierre has curated several exhibitions of Burmese artists both in Yangon and in Singapore, as well as exhibitions of French and Singaporean artists in Singapore. Intersections has also been invited to participate in Singapore platform of Art Paris 2015 to present Burmese contemporary artists.

Madeleine de Langalerie is a journalist. Madeleine arrived in Phnom-Penh in 1992 after the Paris Peace Accord to report on the elections. She then served for 15 years until 2005 as manager for TV5 Asia Bureau–Asia region–based out of Phnom-Penh and Bangkok. She chose to stay in Cambodia where she pursues her passion to attract global interest in the talent of Cambodian artists. For this project, she met Cho Cho Aung, painter and U Aung Khin’s daughter.

7th May 2019 (Tue)
From 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Conference in English
Free Entry for all

Lecture hall – Institut français de Birmaine
No.340, Pyay Road, Sanchaung Tsp., Yangon Myanmar

  • Nuit des idées – Near and Far

    NUIT DES IDÉES – NEAR AND FAR

    25th to 29th January 2021
     
    Free access on our digital platforms (YouTube and Facebook) and online workshop via ZOOM.
     
    Launched in 2016 at the initiative of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “the Night of Ideas” brings together leading international thinkers, scientists and artists across the five continents to ponder on global major challenges.
     
    The 6th edition of the Night of Ideas will be held on 28 January 2020 on the theme “Near and Far”. A way to explore our relationship to space and to others, for each of us and within our society.
     
    The French Institute in Yangon (IFB) invites its audience to reflect on the theme “Near and Far: How Covid
    affects social relations”

    PROGRAMME

    📍 Remembering student life in France
     
    Monday 25 January – 2 PM
     
    Memoirs of Myanmar students reviewing their study experience in France.
    📍 Video interview of Myanmar activists
     
    Tuesday 26 January – 2 PM
     
    Interviews with Myanmar humanitarian and activism organizations which have adapted their practices to be able to keep reaching their communities in times of Covid-19.
    📍 Philosophical walk
     
    Wednesday 27 January – 2 PM
     
    Video recording of a philosophical walk In collaboration with a Franco-Colombian philosopher, Lucas Andrés RESTREPO ORREGO, who exchanges with a group on the topic of the rediscovery of the “encounter with the world” during the experience planetary “Lockdown”.
    📍 24 H Livestream of the Night of ideas
     
    Thursday 28 January – 2:30 PM
     
    At a time when the global health crisis is restricting international gatherings and mobility of people, the French Institute will offer everyone the opportunity to follow and participate in a unique digital experience, 24h of Night and Ideas, which will cross time zones from Oceania to the West Coast of the United States, promote the free circulation of ideas and knowledge and make local experiences resonate in a great global live broadcast on social networks.
     
    Complete schedule here: 
    📍 Disability awareness workshop
     
    Thursday 28 January – 6 PM
     
    In partnership with the NGO Humanity & Inclusion, participatory awareness-raising workshops will be offered to the public in order to open the debate and reflections on the issues related to disabilities in Myanmar.
     
    English session (5 PM – 6 PM)
    Burmese session (6:15 PM – 7:15 PM)
     
    ‼️ Register here to participate: t.ly/wzAN
    📍 Online photo exhibition
     
    Friday 29 January – 2 PM
     
    An online exhibition of Rangoun Accueil photography club around the theme “Near and Far”.

    PROGRAMME WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA OUR FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE

  • Gallery-Conference on the Work and Life of U Aung Khin-May 7 2019

Details

Date:
May 7, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/295912781304307/

Venue

Institut français de Birmanie
No-340, Pyay Road
Yangon, Yangon 11111 Myanmar
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Phone:
(+95-1) 536 900
Website:
https://www.ifbirmanie.org

Organizers

Institut français de Birmanie
French Embassy in Myanmar