September 23, 2017

For the first time in Italy showcasing 10 contemporary painters from Myanmar

The works of ten contemporary Myanmar artists being seen.
The works of ten contemporary Myanmar artists being seen.

By Mauro Salvemini
On June 29th in Milan –Italy has been inaugurated at XXI Triennale , one of the most prestigious event for design and art in the world, the exhibition Myanmar Art Italy 2016, designed and organised by the NGO  CULTURE2ALL — Mauro Salvemini ( www.culture2all.com ), that, for the first time in Europe and in Italy, showed the works of ten contemporary Burmese artists.  H.E. Myanmar Ambassador in Italy mr. Myint Aung, the vice Consul mr.Luca Saporiti and the president of Triennale mr. Claudio De Albertis open the exhibition which has seen at the vernissage the participation of a great number of qualified guests representing both the Myanmar resident community and Italian community. “ This is the way of  showing how Italy and Myanmar are very close also in the culture and linked in the art contest.  “ said Ambassador Myint Aung after thanking the NGO and professor Mauro Salvemini for his effort. The vice-consul Luca Saporiti emphasized the importance of building strong commercial relationships based on solid cultural exchanges and the president of Triennale mr. Claudio De Albertis recalled that the ongoing edition of Triennale wants to focus on emerging countries, such as Myanmar, and that according to the already achieved success this approach has to be considered for further developments. As president of NGO CULTURE2ALL and also as curator of the exhibition I said that “ the exhibition demonstrates that the culture can be considered and play the role of a bridge connecting two societies ready to exchange not only physical goods but also  ideas and ethical, societal and artistic issues “ . Ms. Eugenia Battisti, a young and emerging art historian and art critic, which has been the other curator of exhibition highlighted the peculiarities of the different artists’ styles and how the staging of the exhibition is organised. The group of ten contemporary artists by using different styles deliver the message how Myanmar may contribute to the global discourse of contemporary art. The exhibition is showing the artworks in abstract style of the master Aung Myint , of artist Chan Nyein Kyaw which is using regular shapes and the colours of nature and of artist Tin Maung Oo which uses the cubism inspired forms extracting colours from every day life happenings. The colourful canvas of artist Kyaw Nyo homage the nature by  stamped leaves, the amazing landscapes of Shan State portrayed by artist Khin Maung Zaw with transparencies and human presence give the deep feeling of the countryside, the impressive watercolours of Yangon city painted by artist Myint Naing interpret the rapid modifications occurring in the city space, the big faces of young boys and girls painted by artist Khin Zaw Latt dramatically represent the changing Burmese society, the ladies in traditional costumes of artist Mon Thet are anchored to the heritage while looking to the future, the amazing light going out from the paintings of artist Aung Sint hypnotizes the visitors and the essential red and black colored shapes of artist Saw Moe Zaw are showing ancient stories in new shape.

Some of the Myanmar artists’s paintings shown in Milan.
Some of the Myanmar artists’s paintings shown in Milan.

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