Monday, November 29, 2010

ChawEiThein's up coming show @ Ga Gallery


December 9, 2010 – January 7, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, December 10, 6-8 pm

Jonghyun Kwon, Dreaming Village, 2005, Mixed media, 15.8” x 15.8”

Da Gallery is excited to present Giggling Bubbling, a group exhibition featuring thirty-seven artists from around the world. The art works, which hail from London, New York, Paris, Seoul, and Tokyo are the bridge that connects the art world in the celebration of the passing of one year to the next. The show includes a varied range, from paintings, prints, collages, photographs, sculptures, and a video. Highlighting the artists' different approaches to colors, materials, and subject matter, create a lively visual dialogue with the viewers in celebrating human connection with the nature.

The participating artists are Alberto Finelli, Anthony Castro, Aya Kakeda, Benrei Huang, Bo Lee, Brian LaRossa, Chaw Ei Thein, Deniz Ayaz, Elizabeth Meggs, Esther Sherrow, Eunnye Yang, Hitomi Mochizuki, Hyunyi Park, Jeremy Young, Jihoon Oh, Jinkyung Chong, Jiwoo Hahn, Jon Shehee, Jonghyun Kwon, JooYeon Woo, Jungah Kim, Kiyomitsu Saito, Kyaw Swar Thant (KST), Liza R. Papi, Lori Kirkbride, Marianna Ellenberg, Min Kyaw Khine, Mladen Stropnik, Oudi Arroni, Peter Lloyd Lewis, Philip Swan, Sarah Olson, Shingo Francis, Sooim Lee, Soorin Kim, Suhee Wooh, and Yuliya Lanina. A wonderful performance, "impossible landscapes, invisible cities" by Sarah Olson and Cori Kresge will be held at opening reception on Friday, Dec 10, 7pm.

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The exhibition is made possible by non-profit organizations of Korean American Association Greater NY and the NARS Foundation

Monday, November 22, 2010

Chaw Ei Thein, Far Away in New York, 2010

Chaw Ei Thein relates her personal physical
and emotional struggles
as a Burmese woman
and as an artist living in New York.

Friday, November 12, 2010

CET's stories out of Burma

Invitation to art exhibition View it in your browser



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
For direction kindly see the map

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

Bangkok Station Connect on Facebook > here

Thursday, November 4, 2010

ChawEiThein's up coming show in ISCP

November 5 - 8

Open Studios

Opening Reception

Friday, November 5th, 7 - 9pm
(shuttle from Grand St. subway station)

Opening Hours
Saturday - Monday, November 6th - 8th, 2 - 8pm
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) | 1040 Metropolitan Avenue | Brooklyn | NY | 11211

ISCP is pleased to announce its Fall Open Studios, a four-day exhibition of international contemporary art. This event presents works by the 38 artists, collectives and curators from 26 countries currently in residence at ISCP and offers the public access to innovative contemporary art practices from around the world, seen for the first time in New York City. Open Studios also provides an exceptional opportunity to engage with the production, process and archives of artists and curators working with a diverse range of mediums, approaches and concepts.

Participating Artists and Curators
Birthe Blauth (Germany), Ok-Hyun Ahn (South Korea), Sookoon Ang (Singapore), Bertille Bak (France), Elisabeth Byre (Norway), Tania Candiani (Mexico), Chao-Tsai Chiu (Taiwan), Isabelle Cornaro (France), Dusica Drazic (Serbia), Marian Drew (Australia), F4 (New Zealand), Christian Friedrich (The Netherlands), Peter Gregorio (USA), Nicolás Grum (Chile), Aihua Hsia (Taiwan), Claudia Kapp (Germany), Szabolcs KissPál (Hungary), Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva (Bulgaria), Jonggeon Lee (South Korea), Nadja Verena Marcin (Germany), Armando Mariño Calzado (Cuba), Renzo Martens (The Netherlands), Michael Jones McKean (USA), Eline Mugaas (Norway), Regine Müller-Waldeck (Germany), Maryam Najd (Belgium), Alexandra Navratil (Switzerland), Sungyeon Park (South Korea), Pietro Ruffo (Italy), Ana Santos (Portugal), Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen (Denmark), Marinella Senatore (Italy), Chaw Ei Thien (Burma), Magnus Thierfelder (Sweden), Loreta Ukshini (Kosovo), Christoph Weber (Austria), Jinny Yu (Canada)


Participating Artists
Matei Bejenaru (Romania), Factory of Found Clothes (Russia), Cao Fei (China), Chen Chieh-jen (Taiwan), Jean-Marc Superville Sovak (USA), Stephanie Syjuco (USA) and Mladen Stilinović (Croatia)

Opening alongside Open Studios, Factory Makers, curated by Kari Conte initiates a four-part exhibition over the next year that takes ISCP’s site of production – a historic printing factory – as the starting point to reflect on the changing nature and idea of work in society and how we define labor today. This exhibition presents seven artists who address the impact of the world’s rapidly changing economies on new social and cultural realities. Through various approaches, the included works consider the effect of globalization, new modes of ‘outsourced’ production and the blurring boundaries of material and immaterial labor.

Nov 6

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ISCP curator-in-residence Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva will present different kinds of artistic engagements from the Bulgarian art community and will show works presented in her recent projects The Temptation of Chalga (2009, co-curated with Vessela Nozharova), AFTER EGO (2009) and The Bold and The Beautiful (2010). Two videos, one by Boriana Venzislavova and the other by Daniela Kostova, will be screened during the presentation.