Exploring ‘Buddhist Art of Myanmar’ at Asia Society

Religious images live switched-on, switched-off lives. I remember walking through the National Museum in Kyoto, Japan, some years back, taking in its rows of Buddhist sculpture, and being stopped by one piece, not because it was especially beautiful — it wasn’t — but because a vase with a single fresh flower had been placed in front of it, like an offering in a temple. I stayed with the image because someone — a guard? a visitor? — was telling me, … read more

“Myanmar Art Out of the Box” | Sales Exhibition | Freeman’s – Philadelphia

Anita Heriot, President of Pall Mall Art Advisors and Paula Tin Nyo, Founder & CEO of Yone Arts are pleased to announce “Myanmar Art Out of the Box,” a historically relevant collection of art by the leading contemporary artists of Myanmar, on exhibition and for sale, for the first time in the United States at Freeman’s. The Yone Arts’ collection focuses on the artistic expression of Myanmar during the military regime years of isolation and censorship and offers the global … read more

Buddhist art of Myanmar review: a subtle, sculptural nirvana

Opening up of Burma has resulted in a beautiful and fascinating exhibition of paintings, weavings and manuscripts – but it’s the sculpture that really shines. “Beauty is meaningless until it is shared,” wrote George Orwell in Burmese Days – his coruscating first novel of life in south-east Asia during the last days of the Raj. It was truer than Orwell could have realized. For five decades after 1962, when a military dictatorship took power in Burma, the country’s rich cultural … read more

Open Call for International Residency Programme at Grey Projects

Grey Projects welcomes international applicants to apply for our International Residency Programme. Available residency periods: May – June August October – November The programme offers an apartment room, which is furnished with a single bed, table, chair and a wardrobe. It has an attached bathroom, wifi-access and air-conditioning. Additionally, the resident will have access to the workspace in our library. Please note that this residency does not culminate in an exhibition or any similar event. Presentation opportunities are independently determined … read more