DVD Magazine “Silence is Golden” Catalog & Interview Links


Curated by Aung Myat Htay

"Speech is Silver but Silence is Golden"
Contemporary Myanmar Art after Political Changes 2015-2019


Art possesses important tools to make lives better, all while perceiving cultural and social histories. After the 2015 general elections, Myanmar successfully transitioned from military rule to a democratic system. We hope that this time provides more chances to express what we want as artists. Today we are focused on good relations between artists and the audience through new engagements.

These video interviews with artists and curators share stories about how the scope of local art expanded after 2015. The first issue of Contemporary Art DVD Magazine titled “An Introduction to Contemporary Art in Myanmar 2013” had very positive responses by local and international art links. 20 local artists were selected to participate in the DVD project.

For this 2nd issue, we will follow this research style, in an updated local art scene, within the current issues of social/political changes. Experimental art and new ideas are now rising and emerging among young artists. Supported by AURA Mekong Art Project and organized by SOCA, we will examine the various voices and record and feature the most important works and ideas of the present time in the multidisciplinary scene, through these different generations.

Curated by Aung Myat Htay

ー Except from the Introduction of "Silence is Golden Catalog"

1. Maung Di (Painting/Installation art)
2. Htein Lin (Drawing/Multi-disciplinary art)
3. Min Zaw (Collage art)
4. Maung Day (Video/Multi-disciplinary art)
5. Zun Ei Phyu (Paperwork/installation)
6. Thynn Lei Nwe (Print and Drawing)
7. Kyaw Htoo Bala (Photo Print)
8. Soe Yu Nwe (Sculpture/Ceramic Art)

Collective Group and Alternative Art Space:
1. 3 AM (Group Performance Art)
2. Myanm/art (Gallery/Art Space).

Interview Links:

1. MAUNG DI's Global Village

2. HTEIN LIN, The Story Teller

3. MAUNG DAY, Complicit

4. Min Zaw's Paper works

5. SOE YU NWE's Serpentine

6. ZUN EI PHYU Paper cutting

7. KYAW HTOO BALA, Enigmatic Breakfast

8. THYNN LEI NWE's Part Illusion

9. Ko LATT, 3AM (Performance Art Group)


Artist U Aung Myint / Black and Red (Painting)
from “An Introduction to Contemporary Art in Myanmar 2013”

"Silence is Golden" Catalog

pp.1-10 | pp.11- 20 | pp. 21- 30 | pp.31 - 40 | pp.41- 52

"Speech is Silver but Silence is Golden
Contemporary Myanmar Art after Political Changes 2015-2019" Catalog

Edited by Aung Myat Htay

Edit/Translated by
Ke'Su Thar
Nora@Khin Thet Har Latt
Phoo Myat Thwe

Maung Day
Myanm/art (


Seik Ku Cho Cho
Organized by

Supported by
Mekong Contemporary Art Foundation
One Asia Lawyers