Yangon

Contested Modernities<br>Exhibition Opening<br>10 September 2021

Contested Modernities
Exhibition Opening
10 September 2021

After we had to postpone the exhibition several times, we were finally able to invite to the opening. It was a wonderful evening!
House without Walls<br>Oswald Nagler in Rangoon

House without Walls
Oswald Nagler in Rangoon

The American architect Oswald Nagler came to Myanmar (then Burma) in 1957. The house he designed for himself in Rangoon can still serve as a model for responsible architecture.
interview with the myanmar architect u shwe

interview with the myanmar architect u shwe

In many of his projects, U Shwe combined Japanese simplicity with the formal canon of traditional Myanmar architecture.
interview with the myanmar artist nay myo say

interview with the myanmar artist nay myo say

Nay Myo Say is considered a representative of the “third wave” of young Burmese painters, whose work was not considered an angry rebellion, but more a celebration of opportunity.
interview with the myanmar architect u maw lin

interview with the myanmar architect u maw lin

The founder of Living Design Architects shares his view on how modernism developed in Myanmar
interview with the myanmar artist u win pe

interview with the myanmar artist u win pe

U Win Pe is considered among the first artists to bring modernism and abstract expressionism to Myanmar.
interview with the myanmar architect u sun oo

interview with the myanmar architect u sun oo

The architect U Sun Oo names the development of a specifically Myanmar architecture as an important task for the future.
synthesis of myanmar modernity: interviews with five architects and artists – interview compilation

synthesis of myanmar modernity: interviews with five architects and artists – interview compilation

For Synthesis of Myanmar Modernity, five architects and artists were invited to share their view on Modernism. Watch the interview compilation here!