Myanmar people, both inside and outside the country, are participating in many different ways to support the NUG and civilians who are suffering from the civil war following the coup of 2021. At Singapore’s Visual Art Center, Chuu collaborated with Coup & Canvas and WIA Space to show her support through art.
The Artworks in the exhibition were earlier works of Chuu from 2018 in which she strongly highlighted the unequal situation of Myanmar women and encouraged women to speak out about the issues that society wants them to ignore, such as abuse, harassment, and the social pressure to be a ‘good girl’. These works came in the middle of Chuu’s experimentation with Myanmar fabric as a canvas for her paintings, representing how women have been discriminated against, even down to their clothes. It was also the mid-journey time of her using Myanmar fabric to tell about the social pressure and the way women got treated even to their clothes.
Audiences who witnessed Chuu’s recent exhibition felt the essence of intersectional feminism through different times and painting styles. This was an exhibition where the team felt the strength of the collective effort of the artists through their artworks.