Bagyi Aung Soe (1923- 1990)


“Art is what flows through the soul of the people, where the old and the new meet. We cannot destroy all that is old, or accept all that is new. Nature will choose the good traditions out of the old, sincerity and truth out of the new. Not everything old is decadent, not everything new is revolutionary. We have to search for the soul in the old, and foster the progress of the new. […] We must sow the seeds of modern art, to weed, to fertilise; this is the artist’s responsibility towards the people.”


Bagyi Aung Soe.
“The End of the End” in From Tradition to Modernity
(Yangon: Khin May Si Sapay, 1978), 217-222.

Year: 2023

Published by: Gajah Gallery

Size (H x L x W): 25 x 20 x 2 cm

Number of pages (excluding the front and back cover): 220

ISBN: 978-981-18-0416-8

Published in conjunction with the exhibition BAGYI AUNG SOE (1923-1990) at Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou Paris, 19 May – 23 August 2021


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