19 May → 23 Aug 2021
From Wed to Mon from 11 am to 9 pm. Nocturnal Thu until 9 pm. Closed Tue.
Since the 1960s, Burma has experienced a succession of military dictatorships. It was in this particularly turbulent context that Bagyi Aung Soe explored modern Western art and associated it with the artistic and spiritual tradition of Southeast Asia: the thought of Rabindranath Tagore, Buddhism, classical and popular Burmese art and other Asian arts... His modern and semi-abstract art shocked many when it appeared in Burma. Many unfairly labelled it "psychotic art" for years. This unique blend is the subject of this groundbreaking exhibition on the Burmese artist of plural and unprecedented modernity. More than 300 works and archival documents trace his history from the 1940s to the 1990s. Paintings, drawings on various media, archives and original manuscripts... The exhibition is free, but don't forget to book!