WTF to mark Myanmar’s coup-versary with two days of exile art

Artwork by videographer AABB / Free Burma
Artwork by videographer AABB / Free Burma

Burmese artists from around the world will showcase artwork, photographs and digital installations at a two-day event starting Tuesday at art-bar WTF Bangkok.

The In-Exile exhibition opens on the first anniversary of Myanmar’s coup d’etat and will include music and Burmese food to scarf down. It is curated by Hnin Win and Free Burma, in collaboration with Myanmar Media Support.

For the safety of those involved, photography and video recordings will be prohibited.

In order to comply with COVID health measures, capacity will be limited, and visitors will be required to pass provided ATK tests prior to entry. To RSVP, head over here.

Last year on Feb. 1, the democratically elected members of Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy party were driven from power by the military. 

Since then, the military has waged a bloody war of suppression against its own people, detaining thousands and killing hundreds. Today the country is in a de facto state of civil war, with armed militants carrying out daily attacks and assassinations on junta-aligned forces.

The event runs 4pm to 9pm on Tuesday and Wednesday at WTF Gallery and Cafe, located a short walk from BTS Thong Lo.

Poster: WTF Gallery & Cafe

WTF Gallery & Cafe
4-9pm, Tuesday & Wednesday
7 Sukhumvit 51, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana

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