SOUND OF THE NATURE
Sound of the Nature is a multimedia exhibition included different parts of installations on researching to the natural sounds and regenerating with the vibration of sounds from man-made instruments. The work allowed the audiences to try making sound their self and chance to compare with echos of many sources in the space.
DINING ROOM OPERA
Dining room Opera is a multimedia Installation, about the culture depression of Myanmar. As an eye witness between civil conflict, the art and the artists were depressed in the nightmares. This work searched artist's childhood memories of bedtime stories by his grandmother. A story about the puppets playing hide and seek in the emptiness of kitchen. That was kind of a nightmare after dinner called "rice-ghost".
Rooster Gallery, New York, NY. 2014
THE BOOK OF INSTITUTION
Republic of the Union of Artopia, 2019
Marble carving, human blood & mixed media 11.5 x 8.2 x1.5 inch (each)
“The Institution of the Republic of Artopia” is based on Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution book, which contains numerous controversies in its political points of view. The shape of book, carved with marble stone, represents the reality of the hybrid condition of dictatorship and civilians in Myanmar today. As a country full of superstition and naivety, most rulers were mysticism-obsessed, dictator-like predators who create self- defeating policies, feeding ruthlessly on citizen’s blood. The books are presented with a curved hybrid beetlebug shape, filled with blood to activate their power. With the participation of invited guests, their blood will mix and fill these hybrid beetles.
Photography is one of the artist's medium to get inspirations, experiencing and encountering to the realistic world. Nature can tell the truth to us, whatever new or old, ruins or cleaning and light or darks. The photographs are uncover about the places and time deep inside of the surface, telling behind the stories and how they were survived on earth. This photo series was started in 2011 and still on going till 2017, all photos are taken in the Myanmar, India, United state and Germany, where artist stayed for the residency program.
Photo: Public Instrument "MySound is Your Sound" 2017, Yangon Art and Heritage Festival.
“Art is to sharing and connect each others in the nature surround us. We may start with simple line, but later more complicated life. The journey, maybe in my mind, to the beginning of where we started, it's probably the way to get the chance of restart our life. This is also strongly against to the words “Nothing can do as a new in Art”.
(From the curator note of The Segments)
AUNG MYAT HTAY is an Artist/writer, Independent curator based in Yangon Myanmar. In his curatorial and artistic practice explores local forms of expression combined with a contemporary interpretations. He presented works in local and international and participated international artist residency programs since 2010 such as Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Bar1 Bangalore India, Koganecho Bazaar in Yokohama, RU residency in Brooklyn New York, Sylt foundation in Germany and Heritage Space in Hanoi Vietnam. He is an ACC grantee (Asian Cultural Council, New York) and the founder of
SOCA (School of contemporary art project Myanmar).
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