Andrew Rowat:

Collision Yangon

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I’m hosting a real-life slide presentation by photographer Andrew Rowat (http://andrewrowat.com).

He’ll be presenting his project ‘Collision Yangon’ on the forces coming together in the crucible that is Yangon, Myanmar. “Opposing forces of so-called modernity and development pressing up against traditional ways of life; new buildings displacing old; religious tension between Buddhists and others (mainly Muslims); political uncertainty as dictatorship transitions to a form of hybrid democracy; and the energy of the place — roiling currents of optimism and unbridled hope for a future yet unwritten.”  Preview here: http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/interview-yangon-photographer-andrew-rowat-finds-future-yet-unwritten

Slide presentation followed by Q+A.

We’ll have Burmese appetizers!  BYOB.

Tuesday, May 19th
7-9 pm at The Sunview (http://thesunview.org – “Not-a-luncheonette, a space for art, politics, poetics, solidarity”)
221 Nassau Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

If you haven’t seen the work or met Andrew before please come!  The project is really beautiful and it should be a fun, easy evening.  Hope you can make it!