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Myanmar Rising series Part 1 - Artists enjoy greater freedom as censorship relaxed

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Aung Soe Min opened Pansodan gallery in Yangon in 2008
Aung Soe Min opened Pansodan gallery in Yangon in 2008 DR/Pansodan gallery

Myanmar's President Thein Sein meets top US officials on Mondayafter an historic invitation to the White House. The United States has thrown its support behind the country's recent reforms, and lifted several trade sanctions. After more than five decades of censorship, Myanmar's artists now have greater freedom and the contemporary art scene is thriving, though some artists still struggle to avoid government scrutiny. In the first part of our series Myanmar Rising, RFI reports on the art market in the capital, Yangon.  

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