14 Sept - 13 Oct 2012
In collaboration with YY9 gallery
“Burmese Days – A Timeline”, a group exhibition by Benny Lau, Chris Lo and Chau So-hing. In this exhibition, the three artists will present works inspired by their journey with the SOIL team in an expedition to Bagan, Myanmar last year.
Located in the dry central plains of the country laying on the Eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River, Bagan was the capital of the first Burmese empire. A casual stroll up the stairway of any of the major pagodas reveals a host of natural landscape wonders, a cluster of magnificent brick structures and the wealth of traditional arts and crafts. Over the centuries, Buddhism has been the prime inspiration for much of Burma’s artistic endeavour. It has deeply permeated the way of living, ideas, manners and aspirations of the Burmese people. Times stands still; it seemed that they were gliding through a secret journey into a hidden world.