Thursday, January 26, 2017

Art @ the Secretariat

Currently, the beautiful Secretariat building hosts the Goethe Institut exhibition of German contemporany artist Wolfgang Laib. 

This is a unique event given the fact that the building is closed during the year (visiting dignataries are usually invited to take a tour of the building with Thant Myint-U, The Chairman of the Yangon Heritage Trust).

The only day it opens for the public is July 19 for Martyrs’ Day celebrations - the day Aung San was shot dead in one of the rooms of this building together with members of his cabinet. This is an additional reason for the locals, expats (and lucky tourists) to go to see the exhibition to be able to study this old colonial building. Some parts of the building are under renovation now.

Wolfgang Laib’s exhibition “Where the Water and the Land End“ will run until the 4th of February and will be open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. Free entrance.

I visited the exhibition a few days ago and I was a little disappointed by the few exhibits but I trust you will spend a lot of time studying the beautiful arhitecture of this historical building.


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  3. This building is no doubt a piece of art and architecture. Thanks for sharing the details. What are these golden plates and boat like utensils?