Not another protest exhibition: Myanmar in revolt & feminist art practice

Hosted by LSE Arts

Atrium Gallery, Old Building, United Kingdom

This exhibition explores the political possibilities forged at the convergence of collage and mixed media, protest and feminist art practices. 

Not another protest exhibition features the work of multidisciplinary artist, Chuu Wai (born in Shan State, Myanmar and now residing in Paris). The artwork engages with the broader historical and sociopolitical backdrop of contemporary Myanmar, enmeshed as it is in colonialism’s afterlives and authoritarian rule. 

Following the military coup on February 1st, 2021, women played a historic role in the Civil Disobedience Movement across the country. The artwork featured in this show weaves together this history, utilising fabric for women’s clothing and ephemera from Myanmar during the height of the protest movement as source material. In order to envision a world beyond patriarchal military rule, these pieces aim to leverage mixed media approaches to cultural production to imagine a more emancipatory and feminist tomorrow.

There will be two events held in tandem with the exhibition, the online event 'The politics of culture: art and resistance in Myanmar' held on Wednesday 14 February at 3pm and an in-person reception in the Atrium Gallery held on Thursday 15 February at 6:30pm. 

More about this exhibition

This exhibition was funded by the LSE Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund and organised by Sara Wong (LSE Department of International Relations), in association with LSE Arts. Research was supported by AHRC's London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).  

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