09.03.2015 14:59

Recommendation: "Building Histories"

Director of the Goethe-Institut Hanoi/Vietnam, Dr. Almuth Meyer-Zollitsch, Curator Iola Lenzi from Singapur, and Martina de Maizière in front of an art work by Bui Cong Khanh from Da Nang

Executive director Martina de Maizière took a look at the preparations of the exhibition „Building Histories“ at the Goethe-Institut in Yangon, Myanmar on February 27th, 2015.


Nine artists from Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia have been invited to the Goethe-Institut to present their works, decoding and interpreting the historical meaning of the iconic edifice. The site-specific commissioned pieces, including installations, giant wood-block prints, an interactive cinematographic production, and a live dramatic performance, articulate the critical place of history in the present and future, while creating an active dialogue with individual spaces in the institut's building. The process of art-making and expressive collaboration takes on the region’s difficult past to creating a new present. The art works are thus building histories of their own.


"Building Histories"

March 1st - 15th, 2015, 10am - 7pm


340 Pyay Road

Sanchaung Township






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