Episode 060: Nathalie Johnston | Founder & Curator of Myanm/art, & Member of Pyinsa Rasa


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Nathalie Johnston is the founder and curator of Myanm/art. She's also the member of a Yangon based art collective called Pyinsa Rasa. She has created other art projects such as 7000 Padauk, and Myanmar Art Resource Center & Archive (MARCA). Listen to her journey from growing up around Asian influences and studying art, to now offering a platform for contemporary art and encouraging avant-garde artists in Myanmar. When not researching happenings in the arts and crafts, you can find her savoring craft beers while working on her book on Southeast Asian art. Myanm/art is an art gallery and exhibition space in downtown Yangon that showcases and promotes contemporary art of Myanmar. It also hosts art exhibits and performances across various mediums including poetry readings, music concerts, installations and more. See the website Follow them on Instagram Like their Facebook page

MARCA – Myanmar Art Resource Center and Archive is an online and physical resource that serves the artist and creative community by providing an expansive collection of documented material across Myanmar. See their website Like their Facebook page Pyinsa Rasa is a diverse arts collective based in Yangon. Founded and curated by art enthusiasts and organisations, it promotes and develops local artists in Myanmar through various events. See their website Follow them on Instagram Like their Facebook page Also mentioned in this episode: 7000 Padauk And Proud Festival Asia Art Archive Ashin Wirathu Asia Pacific Triennale Aung San Aung San Suu Kyi Bart Was Not Here Beijing Beyond Pressure Burmese art history Burmese lacquerware Dawei European Film Festival Fire Balloon Festival Full moon festival Goethe Institute Great Leap Brewing Hongkong Handover Indian art scene Ivan Pun Jam It! Jogja Biennale M Interiors Memory Film Festival MOMA Mrauk-U My Yangon My Home Myanmar Deitta Naga New Year Festival National Air & Space Museum National Gallery of Art National Museum of Natural History Naypyidaw Ne Win Ngapali Beach Peik Chin Myaung Cave Phyo Min Thein Pyin Oo Lwin Radio Free Asia Rakhine Rockefellers Rohingya RuPaul's Drag Race Sand Painting Singapore Singapore Biennale Smithsonian Institute Southeast Asian art history Sri Lankan art history Taung Byone Nat Festival Taunggyi Than Shwe The Rough Cut The Secretariat, Yangon Tibetan Tim TS1 Uyghurs Vanderbilts Wathann Film Festival Yangon University of Foreign Languages ******* Show cover jingle courtesy of Icons8 Music by Nordgroove from Fugue Episode background tunes courtesy of YouTube Audio LibraryOne Last Time by South London HiFi Sunrise Drive by South London HiFi Timeless Tides by Asher FuleroAll photographs courtesy of Myanm/art, Nathalie Johnston, and Pyinsa Rasa, unless otherwise stated

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