Art & Power: A Diaspora Dialogue on Myanmar/Burma

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(Note: the documentary “LISTEN” on Chaw Ei Thein that was shown during the event has been omitted from the recording.)

“Art & Power: A Diaspora Dialogue on Myanmar/Burma”
Wednesday 10 March at 9:30-11:00 AM US Pacific Time on Zoom

Organized by Southeast Asia: Text, Ritual, Performance (SEATRiP) at the University of California-Riverside. Co-sponsored by UCR SEATRiP and the Performing Difference Faculty Commons. Special thanks to Professor Tammy Ho for designing the flyer.

Chaw Ei Thein

Chaw Ei Thein is highly regarded and internationally acclaimed as a painter and a conceptual as well as a performance artist. Her feminist approach to her art is both gracious and candid and has earned her accolades and recognition as one of the most important contemporary artists to emerge from Burma. Her numerous achievements include exhibiting the installation, “September Sweetness,” a collaboration with artist Richard Streitmatter Tran in the 2008 Singapore Biennial, and presenting “The Burmese Performance Art Scene: Challenges Faced by Burmese Artists” at the Asia House Gallery, London in 2007. She was awarded an Asian Cultural Council fellowship from 2009-2010, an Art Omi and Gardarev Center fellow in 2012, and held a Sea Change Residency by GAEA. (Image credit: Arts Initiative Tokyo)


Video profile of Chaw Ei Thein and her work (Free Dimension Project)

Asian Art Archive: Interview with Chaw Ei Thein


Mandy Moe Pwint Tu

Mandy Moe Pwint Tu is a writer and a poet from Yangon, Myanmar. She has been published in the journal of the Society of Classical Poets, Long Leaf Review, Santa Ana River River, Tint Journal, and Ample Remains. She has featured at the Perth Poetry Club and has represented Myanmar in the Perth Poetry Festival’s segment, Asian Connexions. She co-founded the Yangon Literary Magazine, which was featured in the BBC Radio 4 documentary Yangon Renaissance: Poets, Punks, and Painters. She is currently studying English and Women and Gender Studies at Sewanee: the University of the South. (Image credit: Sewanee University of the South)


“Language” (poem) in Santa Ana River Review

“Mother and the Moon” (poem) in Tint Journal

Interview with Tint Journal

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