10 Chancery Lane Gallery presents Silent for a While, an exhibition of contemporary Burmese art, curated by Moe Satt.
This exhibition takes origin from Aung San Suu Kyi’s poem “In the Quiet Land”, suggesting that there were times when our eyes, ears and mouths were shut. They were the moments of perpetual transfixion, the instants of complete silence. We lived through those moments day in, day out. This is the occasion to stop for a minute and look back at what happened. This is the time for reflection, the time to stop for a minute.
Artists participating in this exhibition are Tun Win Aung and Wahnu, Htein Lin, Maung Day, Zun Ei Phyu, Aung Myat Htay and Moe Satt. The artist couple Tun Win Aung and Wahnu are known for their multimedia works. Htein Lin is a former political prisoner, and Maung Day is a poet who does drawings. Zun Ei Phyu, a young female artist, makes paper cut-outs. Aung Myat Htay has his sculptures and Moe Satt his performance photographs in this exhibition.
- Htein Lin, Soap Block, 2015. Courtesy of 10 Chancery Lane
- Htein Lin, Soap Block (detail), 2015. Courtesy of 10 Chancery Lane
- Moe Satt, Bicycle Tyre Rolling Event from Yangon: Bank of Innya Lake, 2013. Courtesy of 10 Chancery Lane
- Tun Win Aung and Wah Nu, White Piece #0180: The New Light of Myanmar. Courtesy of 10 Chancery Lane