13 Nov - 4 Dec
by Chaw Ei Thein (New York)
and Htein Lin (London)

Curator: Shireen Naziree

You are kindly invited for the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 13th Nov 2010 at 17:00 (5 pm) at:

The Silom Galleria Building, 
Suite 308, 919/1 Silom Rd. 
Bangkok 10500
Tel +66 (0) 266 5454
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Both Chaw Ei Thein and Htein Lin are recognised as Burma’s most profiled international artists. Chaw Ei Thein resides and has her artistic practice in New York and Htein Lin works and lives in London. STORIES OUT OF BURMA are their individual artistic dialogues that relates to their lives as artists in the Diaspora. 

Chaw Ei Thein
Chaw Ei Thein relates her personal physical and emotional struggles as a Burmese woman and as an artist living in New York. But her most poignant expressions relate to her comparative studies between her homeland and New York. Her series of paintings relate to her transient status and her ongoing efforts to bring her artistic voice to the forefront. In her accompanying video work, Chaw acknowledges the conflicts between her two worlds.

Htein Lin
Htein Lin offers intimate views of issues that are vital to his personal world as threads of Burma continue to remain an integral part of his world. Despite having digested a very cosmopolitan outlook and developed a broad image both as a painter and as a conceptual artist, Buddhism remains a key patent both to his personal self and his art. The realization of this is defined both in his paintings and in his performance piece.

Collecting Strategies - A Question of Taste vs Investment

Not to be missed!  A lecture by Phil Whittaker, Director of Sotheby's Institute of Art, Singapore. 

While some people seem to have an innate sense of taste and seem to be able to construct a collection with little effort this is not common, and even the apparent ease which these collectors seem to put together a meaningful collection is often fraught with many false starts and mistakes.

In this session we will look at various collection strategies and ways of ensuring that you at least make fewer mistakes when constructing or expanding your collection.

Thavibu Gallery - 3 pm on 13th November