Essay by Carmín Berchiolly
Edition of 300
210 x 156 mm
Philipp Adolphe Klier and D.A. Ahuja were two of the most important image-makers during Myanmar’s early colonial times. Their reproductions have been used and interpreted throughout the decades in many different forms, yet we still know very little about their lives. While much of their original work survives today in the form of reproductions, they still form an integral part of Myanmar’s visual heritage. We must ask ourselves, what do these images really tell us about life in Myanmar 100 years ago?
Description of Form
Hand-made in Myanmar with stab-binding, and Gold embossed. As part of an education project with book-binders in Yangon.
About the Artist
Lukas Birk is an Austrian travelling artist, archivist and storyteller. He has worked in Europe, China, the Middle-East and Central-Asia. He creates archives and publications.
Carmin Berchiolly is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Illinois. She completed her M.A. in Art History with a specialization in Southeast Asian and Museum Studies in 2018. She is currently the research assistant and program coordinator at NIU’s Center for Burma Studies, where she works closely with the Burma Art Collection, one of the most comprehensive art collections of Burmese Art outside of Myanmar. She is also the editorial assistant to the Journal of Burma Studies.
About the Publisher
Fraglich Publishing is the publishing imprint of Lukas Birk. The books, zines, and posters are available through this website and select distributors.