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About the art
This series is called "The Shadow: Portraits of the disappeared" an anthropologist’s gaze: the ethnographic records, according to the political and administrative sense of the colonial period taken by British scholars, the identification of characteristics such as names, places, languages, culture and behaviors. From the viewer’s gaze, these photos may initially seeing like historical heritage, but later I realized that the photograph was saying something else (an invisible language). These visual languages allow me to get a feel the original photographer’s stand points. Therefore, when creating this art project, I just blurred the original photographer’s vision it may be too obscure to grasp, and we may say (in other words) overlapping of interest to the impact of colonial history.
Aung Myat Htay
Based in: Yangon
Aung Myat Htay is an artist/writer, Independent curator from Yangon Myanmar. He explore the freedom of expressions with a contemporary sense of traditional forms. By the successful (10) solo and many group shows in local and international, he presented work in several regions of Asia including Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, …
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