The New York Times has published an excellent synopsis of both the changing tone in Yangon, Myanmar as the art scene grows, as well as an account of the growing marketplace for art originating in Myanmar. Focused in part on the provocative art of Sandar Khine, the Times tells the story of how artwork which until recently would have been hidden and largely unknown, is coming out of the shadows.
The opening of the country to tourism, investment and trade has also brought a liberalization of censorship. Artists are coming into the light–and into the marketplace–where their art can be viewed, discussed and sold. The full article is an excellent read for anyone interested in Burmese paintings, mixed media artwork and collecting. Enjoy the full article from the Times.