My Yangon My Home, the first Yangon Art & Heritage Festival in Myanmar, will take place in March.
My Yangon My Home, a curated festival with urban and community art approach, will focus on the everyday life of the city and its’ daily routine, the organisers said.
The Yangon Art & Heritage Festival is based around a community art approach. The festival works will be created by the community and will be exhibited in various locations around downtown Yangon including the circular train, building exteriors and also in people’s houses and local galleries.
My Yangon My Home aims to explore Yangon residents’ ideas about their cultural legacy. It will showcase public and street art projects alongside community art and look into ways to visualize possibilities for the city’s future.
The Yangon Art & Heritage Festival will be held at different venues in Yangon, from March 1 to March 22.
The festival has eight projects and coordinators who will create works, organise activities and exhibit in different locations in downtown Yangon: Logo interactive design – So Takahashi; Poster Competition – Khin Zaw Latt; “Inside my House” – Photo Competition – Thiha Soul – MM Street Photography and Matt Grace – Myamar Deitta; “Mohinga” – Yangon Street Food Narratives & History – Ko Latt – in collaboration with Frankie Fathers – Filmmaker; Yangon Art Route – Natalie Johnston – Pun Projects; “La Casa” – Contemporary Art in Domestic Spaces – Abadi Art Space; “Downtown Short Stories” – Cartoon Artists – Maung Maung Aung; “Circular Train” – Urban installation – Liam Shea.
My Yangon My Home – Yangon Art & Heritage Festival is a not-for-profit event, free of charge and open to the public.
The festival is initiated and supported by the British Embassy in Yangon and curated by Diana Valarezo, Htein Lin and José Abad Lorente.