Dear LAS Community
LAS Programmes and Engagement Committee brings you
Intersections of Myanmar Art, Culture and Tech
A Panel Discussion
19 January 2023, 5 – 6pm
For the first time, SMU Libraries and The MeshMinds Foundation present an art x tech programme that explores the powerful potential of Augmented Reality (AR) art to share culture, narrate experiences and create connections. Join us at this panel discussion to hear from experts and practitioners working in the intersections of art, culture, history, and tech, with a particular focus on Myanmar and the Thukhuma Collection from which three artworks were transformed into AR art.
- Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), The University of Hong Kong
- Pyay Way, Founder & Curator, Nawaday Thalar Art Gallery, Yangon
- Emir Mustaffa, Creative Technologist, MeshMinds
- Kamiliah Bahdar, Curator, Art Collections and Programmes, SMU Libraries
- Amanda Lim, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Growth, MeshMinds
This virtual event is free of charge.
About Thukhuma Collection and Prof. Ian Holliday
The Thukhuma Collection is the largest collection of contemporary Burmese art. Professor Ian Holliday, a specialist in Burmese politics and currently Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Hong Kong, began to assemble it more than a decade ago while undertaking academic research in Myanmar. Hence, most of the paintings date from the transitional decade of the 2010s and present multiple artistic perspectives on a society in reform. A selection of over 70 paintings by 35 artists from the collection are on loan to Singapore Management University courtesy of Professor Ian Holliday and can be viewed at the School of Social Sciences and Li Ka Shing Library.
About the exhibition
Altered States: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition is an exhibition that brings together art, technology, and culture through a selection of Burmese paintings from the Thukhuma Collection. Using augmented reality art , The MeshMinds Foundation brings three selected paintings to life, innovating new ways to immerse in Burmese culture.
On display are 20 paintings by 16 Burmese artists, dating from the transitional decade of the 2010s and present multiple artistic perspectives on a society in reform. The exhibition will run until the 4th of February and is free of charge. More details of the exhibition can be found here : Altered States: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition.
Date: Thursday, 19th January 2023
Time: 5pm to 6pm