“My Yangon My Home” as theme for the first art and heritage festival explores the city, the streets and its architecture. The festival brings together art and heritage and diverse communities to share experiences through public art. Within an urban and community art approaches, it proposed a festival that is engaged, expressed and created collectively within the community, for the community, and for the city
Invited artists from Myanmar and International will create newly commissioned community workshops as a platform to discuss, understand heritage issues. Through independent projects and participatory art workshops such as painting, photography, audio-visual, sound sculpture, graphic design, performance art, theatre, poetry, and music the artists will share their artistic knowledge and integrate popular culture with the history and the heritage of the city.
The festival based in urban art exhibitions, events and interventions will explore and rediscover Yangon downtown streets and heritage buildings and will add new permanent artworks around the city.
The festival will offer an opportunity for the community to admire of Yangon’s beautiful heritage buildings, neighbourhoods and urbanspcapes. The goal is to the celebrate the urban life, the buildings, and to closely connect the people with the history of their city.
‘My Yangon, My Home’ aims to become a festival that commemorates and combines contemporary art and heritage, communities, the city its houses and people. The festival will add art to change cityscapes reclaims Yangon’s cultural heritage and invites people to participate to enjoy art in the downtown Yangon streets.
José Abad Lorente
Supported by the British Embassy in Yangon and in co-operation with Abadi Art Space and Pun + Projects