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Ahead of his first U.S. retrospective, Myanmar's rising auteur tells Asia Society, "In my stories, even though the characters deal drugs and traffic in humans, they are just ordinary people."
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Sylvia Fraser-Lu, guest curator for the exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar," gives the back story behind a "wonderful, solid, dignified, firmly rooted" Earth Goddess (Vasudhara).
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Geoffrey Hiller has been documenting the people of Myanmar since 1987, capturing a nation gradually re-opening to the world.
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"It would be wonderful to see shows like this more frequently," says The Guardian, while The New York Times declares flatly, "the show is a find."
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Now editor-in-chief at one of Myanmar’s top media properties, former hijacker Soe Myint reflects on his country’s journey, and his own, with Asia Society’s Tom Nagorski.
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Guest Curator Donald M. Stadtner shares his insights into a sandstone sculpture depicting the Buddha's entry into the world.
Blog Post
The story of how Asia Society's behind-the-scenes policy engagement early in Myanmar's reforms led to a historic art exhibition.
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Arts
Sylvia Fraser-Lu, guest curator for Asia Society Museum's exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar," discusses a wood sculpture of a serene female figure and her role in local Buddhist lore.
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Arts
Donald Stadtner, a guest curator of "Buddhist Art of Myanmar," shares insights into a late-12th-century sandstone sculpture depicting the Buddha's semi-divine origin.
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Arts
Asia Society's Adriana Proser explains the significance, for Buddhists, of a 19th-c. bronze bell featured in the exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar."
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March 6-13. Myanmar-born and Taiwan-based film director Midi Z has developed a signature style for his authentic portraits of people struggling on the margins of Myanmar society.
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Arts
U Tin Maung's second son recalls his father's unparalleled dedication to dance, and how lucky he was to be his son.