Since the late 1970s to 1980s, San Minn and Aung Myint have given themselves to spearheading many exhibitions in Yangon, inspiring their peers, and also inspiring fellow artists to experiment with, and make new art. Both artists exhibited in Singapore for the first time in 1996, and their works will also be seen at the exhibition Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century, UOB Southeast Asia Gallery Permanent Exhibition, National Gallery, Singapore, when it opens to the public later in November.
In 15 A.M. Aung Myint is showing new black and red paintings. 15 A.M. is Aung Myint’s 15th solo – his third in Singapore, having exhibited here in 2002 and 2010. Aung Myint has also made solos in Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and Yangon, and his art is also in the collections of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Solomon Guggenheim Museum, and the National Visual Art Gallery Malaysia.
San Minn: Solo 2015 features new paintings as well as selected works from 1979 to 2009. This is San Minn’s first solo exhibition in Singapore. Much of his work is based on social commentary. His paintings were featured in Freedom in Blossom: Gangaw Village and Experimental Art in 1980s Burma at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum; Birmanie, Myanmar: Un Autre Regard, Université de Provence International, Marseilles; and Banned in Burma: Painting Under Censorship, The Nock Art Foundation, Hong Kong.
Opening Reception: Tuesday 17 November, 7pm
Aung Myint & San Minn in Conversation, 7.30 – 8.15pm
Venue: ION Art Gallery, ION Orchard Level 4, Singapore
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily
When: 16 - 22 Nov 2015,