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2018.03.09 Fri - 2018.03.24 Sat
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Documenting Myanmar
CHARBON art space
[Press Release]

CHARBON art space is pleased to announce a non-profit exhibition – Documenting Myanmar – showcasing Burmese photographs, short films and artist-modified images revolving around the power and subjectivity of the documentary. The exhibition will open on 9 March and run until 24 March 2018 in Wong Chuk Hang.

Initiated and curated by French art writer Caroline Ha Thuc and hosted at CHARBON by Lalie Choffel (both based in Hong Kong), this project invites photojournalists and artists in an attempt to deepen and enlarge the debate that is currently mainly focused on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, taking on board the recent events in all their historical significance. Participating artists include, to name a few, Minzayar Oo, Mayco Naing, Wah Nu and Tun Win Aung.

All proceeds from sales of artworks (if any) will go to myME (Myanmar Mobile Education Project www.mymeproject.org), a charity dedicated to kids education in Myanmar.

Documenting Myanmar helps fostering an urgent debate, opens up dialogues about today’s Myanmar, and aids the country’s education ailing system. This exhibition underscores the work of artists and photographers who are consistently documenting the political, social and economic transition of their country, making fundamental contribution in its understanding, thus in the shaping of its present and future.

Given today’s media sole focus on a single issue – the Rohingya crisis – the exhibition attempts to open up the audiences’ perception to a wider scope by presenting other perspectives of the country. It will foster a debate between experts and artists, that we seldom have the opportunity to see. It’ll be the first time in Hong Kong that such an issue of Burmese documentary is addressed. Hong Kong is a suitable location to offer those regional partners an opportunity to present a diversity of views on such important, world-level problems.

Friday 9 March 2018
6.00 p.m. | Grand opening, in the presence of Caroline Ha Thuc (curator), Lalie Choffel (gallery
owner) and artists from Myanmar
7.00 p.m. | Curator talk
7.30 p.m. | Artist sharing

9 – 24 March 2018
1.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Tuesday to Saturday, except public holidays
8/F, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong | + 852 6906 2330