For three weeks during February and March this year, the Yangon Art & Heritage Festival took over some of the city’s streets, public spaces and even some private homes bringing art to the public eye.
The plan for the festival originally came about when British Ambassador Andrew Patrick approached Jose Abad requesting that he curate an exhibition promoting the heritage of the city and involving community art. Jose had bigger plans and suggested an entire art festival made by and for the people of Yangon.
“The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Memories, Objects and Spaces’ and we are focusing on public art,” said festival organizer Jose Abad. READ MORE