The 1st of February 2023 marks the second anniversary of military dictatorship in Myanmar. Since the coup, people have suffered under the repressive military rule in a collapsed state. They have experienced daily violation of rights, war crimes and crimes against humanity, murder, sexual violence, and torture. And despite it all, people have continued to fight for justice. Differently from what has been happening in the past, a nation-wide revolutionary project has started that cuts across diverse age, socio-economic and identity groups, including an assertion of the rights of those who have been left at the margins ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. The message is the same: Never give up!
Honoring this spirit of creativity and resilience, the two-part art exhibitions “Never Give Up: 2 Years into the Myanmar Coup” gather artworks of artists from Myanmar. This exhibition is the first part held from 24 January to 5 February 2023 on the curved wall, 4th floor, and will be followed with the second part from 21 February to 5 March 2023 on the curved wall, 3rd floor of BACC. Through poems, videos, photographs and paintings, the exhibiting artists, anonymous for security reasons, reflect on the ongoing challenges while stressing the centrality of human rights as well as their vision and hopes for a new just future for Myanmar.
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