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Myanmar's contemporary artists confront painful past

Amid echoes of the past, renewed crackdown constrains free expression

"In Isolation" by artist San Minn, featuring a scale model of Yangon's Insein Prison, where he spent time in the 1970s. (Photo by Ben Dunant)

YANGON -- "People can expect a lot from art. Artists cannot make peace, but we can reflect on our history. This can help us understand each other," said Burmese painter and performance artist Htein Lin.

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