Chaw Ei TheinBurma
Grants Awarded2009 | Visual Art | United States
to continue to observe contemporary art practices and arts education in the United States and to participate in the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York2008 | Visual Art | United States
to observe contemporary art practices and arts education in the United States
The BAR vol.9 exhibition, "Healing and Loving" will show a mix of older works with new works made in Tokyo including camouflage based paintings and painted found wood pieces by Chaw Ei Thein and almost invisible white nail drawings and new sculptural pieces by Krishnapriya Tharmakrishnar.
Although both artists make works rooted in experiences and memories related to war, loss and insecurity it is also true to say that their artistic expressions are gestures for reconciliation and love for all people. They express powerful commitments to the experiences of women and mothers, engaging deeply with materials.
A major new art exhibition called “Seven Decades” will feature both old and new work by 18 artists reflecting on their memories of some of the most important periods of the 70 years since independence.
The show will run from July 7 to 31 at the historic Secretariat building — where some of the fathers of Myanmar’s independence were assassinated in 1947 — with support from the Pyinsa Rasa art group. “Our country gained independence in 1948. As of this year, 2018, we have been through 70 years. The artists who were invited to participate in this exhibition have experienced a lot of things during these seven decades. I asked each of them to look back on those decades and present them through art,” said curator Htein Lin.