In terms of sovereign nationhood, Myanmar, like many of her Southeast Asian neighbours, is a relatively young country. And an infant as a true democracy. She broke free of her more than a century-long colonial shackles in 1948 and was laden with birthing pains that has reverberations until this day. It has only experienced less than 2 decades of genuine democratic governance since independence. However this uncommon collective tenacity to survive- and indeed prosper- has translated into a unifying energy that looks to her chequered but illustrious history to ingrain what she has learnt from it into a new national identity. And this has manifested through art in the best way possible, what with the mushrooming of contemporary art galleries in Yangon with no less than 50 of them in operation today and the emergence of exciting talent who are getting serious attention from the global art world. So step into this wonderfully juxtaposed land that is still mysterious, colourful and always bewildering to experience.
MYANMAR WITH BESPOKCRACY
TOKYO WEE BLACK BOOK
For trips to Myanmar, Bespokcracy has an extensive network of local partners and experts of different fields in arts and culture that we tap on and work closely with to provide you with truly unique and exclusive looks into the arts and cultural landscape of this fascinating country.