‘‘Art in Pandemic’’ kicks off

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Htoo Aung Kyaw

Five impressionists have staged an exhibition in line with health guidelines, showing over 40 works created in pandemic.
The show titled “Art in Pandemic” kicked off yesterday at the KaLaSa Art Space located at No. 131, 1st Floor, 34th St Middle Block, Kyauktada Township.
A maximum number of visitors to the exhibition is 20, and washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing mandatory rules for the visitors, said Su Htwe, the curator of the art space.
The exbition reflects how Myanmar artists are passing the days in pandemic while staying at home.
“I am choked with staying at home. It is very tiring of me to stay at home, without travelling,” said Htoo Aung Kyaw, an artist who participated in the show.

“To create paintings in the pandemic, we have to recall our memories before the pandemic and capture them on canvas and paper,” said the artist.
The young artist has shown its works on Bagan, Ngapali, Mingun and other scenes.
Another young artist Aung Ko living in Shwetaung in western Bago Region sent his art-works to the exhibition as he is following the stay at home rules.
Due to pandemic, another impressionist Shwe Thein has shifted his brilliant boat subject to roses and still life in this exhibition. Artist Aung Si Thu’s transparent watercolour works of rural sceneries are also on display. The 67-year-old artist Ko Maung Kyaw Than, who is a prominent figure in the Myanmar art scene, retired from the Yangon State School of Fine Arts seven years ago, also displayed acrylic works on landscapes in Myanmar.
The exhibition will be held from 14 to 19 January.  (Translated by Net Ye Hla)


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