Our mission is to foster an international community of artists and professionals who share an interest in exchanging art, media, process, and ideas. At a time when many international boundaries are turning into barriers, we are convinced that the arts and artists share a creative language that can heal and unite.
Our inaugural exhibition and workshop project took place in June 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar. The “Artists Beyond Boundaries Yangon 2017” exhibition, held at the American Center of the US Embassy, featured artists who lived and worked under dictatorship, as well as artists who came to artistic maturity during Myanmar’s transition to democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership. The twenty-four exhibitors hailed from six different ethnic regions. ABB’s workshops and collaborative studio experimentation, held simultaneously at Pansodan Scene, worked in different ways to “gauge the temperature” of contemporary art in Yangon. Several works produced in that collaborative studio are on view at Gallery Route One.
For “Speaking Out: 9 Myanmar Artists,” the exhibiting artists created new work to bring their insights to California.
Pamela Blotner & Mie Preckler
Curators, Artists Beyond Boundaries