Yay-Zeq: Two Burmese Artists Meet Again
|When||9 Nov 2012 - 21 Nov 2012|
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
November 9 – November 21 2012
Opening Reception: November 9, 7-9pm
Friday, November 9, 7pm
Clark House Iniative, Bombay presents
YAY-ZEQ: Two Burmese Artists Meet Again
Imagine Death, a performance by Anastasia Ax
Saturday, November 10, 5pm
Drawings on the Forest Floor: Htein Lin and Sitt Nyein Aye in conversation
Sunday, November 11, 3pm
Living Monument, a performance by Htein Lin and Chaw Ei Thein
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a tree-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 36 artist, are collectives and curators from 24 countries in residence at ISCP present work in their studios. THe studio is a generative space-part production site, office, laboratory, and situation- and it can be argued that it is as significant today for artistic process than ever before. Open Studios invites the public to 36 “studio visits” to experience art it its place of origin and to share conversations with artist and curators from all over the world.
Alongside Open Studios, ISCP’s 2012 institution-in-residence Clark House Initiative, Bombay brings a program to New York that illuminates the philosophical and cultural strategies that have served to withstand or conjure techonic social and political shifts of upheaval or change. The exhibition Yay-Zeq: Two Burmese Artist Meet Again tells the story of how artist Sitt Nyein Aye taught Htein Lin to draw on the forest floor in an enclosed refugee camp in Manipur in 1988 after fleeing Burma during the 8888 Uprising. Also, on November 10, the first public meeting since 1988 between the two artist will take place at ISCP.
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