13 June 2012
|Time:||9:00am to 5:00pm|
Htein Lin, Heather Corcoran
Htein Lin, is a Burmese artist (painting, installation, performance), and has also been a comedian and actor. He spent almost seven years in jail (1998-2004) for political reasons where he developed his artistic practice, using items available to him like bowls and cigarette lighters in the absence of brushes to make paintings and monoprints on the cotton prison uniform. He has lived in London since 2006, and regularly participates in exhibitions and performance art festivals globally. He is a founding member of the Burmese language arts website www.kaungkin.com to which he contributes literature and artistic criticism and in 2010 curated the first Burmese Arts Festival in London.
Heather Corcoran, Curator at Film and Video Umbrella, will talk on "MyWar: Participation in an Age of Conflict, an exhibition she curated when at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool.
For more details on the exhibition, please check http://www.artrabbit.com/events/event/17657/mywar_participation_in_an_age_of_war