Performance Artists Arrested in Rangoon

Performance Artists Arrested in Rangoon - The Irrawaddy, May 12, 2005
Three Burmese performance artists were arrested on May 6 and went on to spend four days in police custody after putting on a public show in the capital, Rangoon.
According to sources, Chaw Ei Thein, one of Burma’s leading woman artists, Htein Lin, an experimental artist regarded as a performance art pioneer and a third unnamed artist were arrested on suspicion of their work being politically motivated. Their performance is understood to have involved setting up a stall and selling traditional medicines priced according an obsolete monetary system...
Mainly concentrated in the two largest cities of Rangoon and Mandalay, the modern Burmese art scene is notable not only for its almost unrivalled creativity, but also its ability to confuse and unsettle traditionally minded government departments...
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