Fundraising Exhibition: Diary from the Dark, Diary of Hope by Aung Ko (Myanmar)

Diary from the Dark, Diary of Hope is a fundraising exhibition organised by Intersections Gallery with the support of Chan+Hori Contemporary.

All the proceeds of the sales will be donated to the artist to contribute to the funding of his residency programme at MAC VAL, France, from July to December 2021.

Diary from the Dark is a series of drawings inspired by journalistic pieces featured in international news magazine Newsweek and by his own travels around the world. Like many artists of his generation, Aung Ko is haunted by the memory of tragic event she has heard of or personally witnessed in his country. Aung Ko’s travels made him realize that all the countries had gone through similar dark times.  Although reflecting anguish, these drawings aim to tell us that mindful solution exist, which can make our world better, if only we want to apply them.

Diary from the Dark was first presented at Chan+Hori Contemporary, Singapore in 2017

By buying one of these drawings you will finance Aung Ko’s living allowance in Paris for one month and make this series a Diary of Hope.

Aung Ko (b.1980, Myanmar) pursued his studies in Fine Art Painting at the University of Culture in Yangon. In 2007, Aung Ko founded the Thu Ye Dan Village Art Project at his native village in northern Myanmar. He has participated in the Singapore Biennale 2008, 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale in 2009, Goethe Institutes’ 2012-2013 traveling exhibition Riverscapes IN FLUX in Hanoi, Ho Chih Minh City, Jakarta and Manila, an artist residency at the Pavillon du Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2015 and the Children Biennale 2019, National Gallery Singapore.







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