Building Bridges - Yangon

An International Young Artists New Media Exhibition

Old Tourist Burma Building, Yangon

July 17 -30, 2019

 Featuring 23 artists, from India, Myanmar, and 6 other countries around the world, this was an extension of the 'Building Bridges' exhibitions which took place in three Indian cities in 2018.

A collaboration between Myanmar artist Sai Htin Linn Htet, indian artist Ushmita Sahu, and Emergent Art Space.

 See the opening night images and the online exhibition here:

OPENING NIGHT                                                         ONLINE EXHIBITION

 

REVIEWS

"Young Artists Inspire: Building Bridges at the Tourism Burma"  by Imogen Steinberg in Mianmore

"Art Exhibit Builds Bridges and Distorts Experience"  by  MYINT MYAT THU in The Irrawaddy

 

CATALOG

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Last Image Show  -  Zambia

 Lusaka, 15 - 27 of February, 2019

 

In September 2018, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 35 young artists from 21 countries around the world explored the theme of 'SILENCE', in different contexts and from different perspectives, in a ground breaking international exhibition.

The same exhibition travelled to Lusaka, Zambia,  where it was joined by Zambian artists Jamil Cimino, Meshach Shikabeta, George Mubanga, Mwaba Marie Chandia and Lazarina Matuta.

From Tanzania to Zambia

INSTALLATION                                                                                   OPENING NIGHT

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Last Image Show  -  Tanzania

 

 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

11 - 21 of September 2018

            

Opening Night         |          Review         |        Online Show 

TV COVERAGE / VIDEOS

CGTV (Tanzania) Broadcast             |             KTN (Kenya) Broadcast

 

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ARTIST INTERVIEWS   |   BUILDING BRIDGES BLOG   |   ONLINE EXHIBITION

 

Photo documentation

      I: KOLKATA                     II: NEW DELHI                  III: BANGALORE

                                 A.M. Studio                     Gallery Art Konsult                  Sumukha Gallery   

 

Reviews

'Cutting Across Barriers',  Matters of Art , New Delhi 

'How art and technology redefine the self and transcend boundaries', Your Story Bangalore 

'Building Bridges at Gallery Sumukha', Art Scene India , Bangalore       

'Building Bridges',  Art&Deal , New Delhi 

'Building Bridges over High Walls',  The Telegraph , Kolkata

                                                                                                                                   

Catalog 

 

 

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PAST EXHIBITIONS

 

'Translations'

Exploring the difficulties, barriers, possibilities and misunderstandings embedded in translating was the goal of our second Call for Art, on the theme 'Translations', which received more than 500 submissions from artists in 39 countries around the world.

Translations opened online on December 10, 2014. Translations: the live exhibition was hosted at the Art Department of Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, in January/February 2015. [See below for details and documentation]

In the Summer 2015 a new Call for Art on Translations was launched  in Kolkata, India, by art professor Samindranath Majumdar. The works by 23 local young artists were then selected to join the works of their international peers from the original show. This resulted  in the large new exhibition Translations - Kolkata which took place in February 2016. [See below for more information]

 

Translations

Indian Council for Cultural Relations

Kolata, India

February 19 - 28, 2016

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Translations

Feldenheimer Gallery

Reed College, Portland, OR, USA

January 20  -  February 20, 2015

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Translations

Online exhibition

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'Crossing Borders'

Crossing Borders began as an open call inviting young artists to submit works that investigate boundaries and barriers.  Artwork from 37 student and emerging artists representing 20 countries premiered online in December, 2012. In June, 2013, Crossing Borders moved from the virtual to the actual when it opened at San Francisco’s SOMArts Gallery, creating a poignant, global experience for an enthusiastic audience. In May, 2014, Crossing Borders, Seoul Edition, brought select works from the original collection to Gong Gallery in Seoul, South Korea, and showcased them alongside the work of emerging Korean artists. Finally, the collection traveled to Tijuana Mexico in June 2014, for Cruzando Fronteras at Galleria de la Ciudad with the help of the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura.

 

Cruzando Fronteras

Galería de la Ciudad, Tijuana, Mexico

June 13 - August 4, 2014

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Crossing Borders: Seoul Edition

Gallery Gong, Seoul, South Korea

May 23 - June 1, 2014

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Crossing Borders: First International show

SOMArts Gallery and Cultural Center, San Francisco, USA

June 8 - 20, 2013

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Crossing Borders

Online exhibition

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'Scribble it Down'

"Scribble it Down", founded by Einat Moglad in 2013, is an international, digital collaboration. Through a sequential process artists from around the world work together to create communal works of art. Each artist contributes to a digital file, then transfers the work to the next, until each artists in the group has contributed to each piece. This process allows artists to bring together diverse backgrounds and perspectives. "Scribble It Down" thus becomes a platform for communication and dialogue that encourages tolerance and understanding between different cultures, traditions, and points of view.  The project raises questions about our place in society, our work in relation to others, and how we can give and inspire.

 

Click image or title to see each Scribble

   Scribble 2018-2019: Realm

   Scribble 2016: Sonorous

   Scribble 2015: The Artists Laboratory

   Scribble 2014:  Parallel Lives

   Scribble 2013: First Project