Exhibition « Doh Ayay ! » in POUSH
Two years after the military coup of February 1, 2021, the exhibition Doh Ayay! revisits the production of Burmese artists, along with other artists prevented from working in Burma, now exiled in France.
Carried by a wind of freedom since 2010, a generation of artists found themselves at the forefront of the protests against the military junta. Art in all its forms has been put at the service of the Burmese resistance, cut off from its usual communication networks. Films, posters, poems and texts produced individually or collectively invaded the streets – at once rallying cries, witnesses to the violence inflicted on the demonstrators, and a source of financing for the protest.
According to Sai ███, one of the artists exhibited, “the Burmese people became artists to attract the attention of international actors. The women were able to block the streets by hanging their skirts to keep at bay the military who, according to a superstition, feared to lose their virility if they came to pass underneath. The rebellion proclaims a deep will of political transformation of the society, but also cultural and religious.
From the barricades to the performances, from the denunciation of the mechanisms of surveillance to the renewal of the portrait, the aesthetics of the quest for freedom are combined under all forms and on all supports.
all the forms and on all the supports. Art becomes a way to fill the loss and to embody the absence. Artists from elsewhere (Ethiopia, Russia, Ukraine) express alongside them the same movement to cover what belongs to them: Doh Ayay! is the slogan chanted by the Burmese demonstrators, which means “It’s our business!
Featuring Li Li k.s.a, PN, Myo Thaw, Yadanar Win, Sai ███, JC, Wooh, Thoe Htein, Richie Nath, Min Min Hein, Diamond, Ko Latt , Pinky Htut Aung, Chuu Wai, Myat Thu Soe, Mayco Naing, Fedora Akimova, Gena Marvin, Yacob Bizuneh
◇ opening on February 4 from 12 to 8 pm with concert and performances ➝ reservation
◇ Thursdays, February 9, 16, 23 and Saturdays, February 11, 18 and 25, 3:00-6:30 p.m. ➝ reservation
◇ Wednesdays, February 8, 15 and 22, guided tours from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. ➝ reservation