Tun Win Aung will talk about his long-lasting friendship and multiple collaborations with Phyoe Kyi. Since the artists first met in Yangon’s art school, they established a profound connection which unfolded through continuous conversations, intellectual exchanges, and repeated artistic partnerships. Tun Win Aung will present the collaborative projects developed in Mingun from 2003 and 2013 and The Art & Museum Project, the platform he runs together with artist Wah Nu, which originally triggered Phyoe Kyi’s The Museum Project. While conveying the visionary thrust of Phyoe Kyi’s work, Tun Win Aung will also highlight the challenges related to envisioning a contemporary art institution in the context of Myanmar.
Tun Win Aung (b. 1975, Myanmar) employs a wide range of mediums including photography, video, and installation. His practice focuses on local histories and environments and he often collaborates with artist Wah Nu on large-scale art projects and activities. Their works as a duo have been exhibited in institutional venues such as the Guggenheim Museum, New York, United States (2013); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2011); and biennials including Singapore Biennale (2016); 4th Guangzhou Triennial, China (2011); and the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, Australia (2009).
A public programme of Phyoe Kyi: The Museum Project.
Image caption: Tun Win Aung and Wah Nu, digital rendering for Museum Project #4: Thingangyun Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012. Courtesy NNNCL WORKSHOP.