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On January 10, performance artist Aye Ko was presented the 2017 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art at the United States Embassy in Singapore. The Myanmar artist was honored for his pledge to the ideals of liberty.

Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi was awarded the US Department of State International Medal of Arts on January 12 in Washington, DC, for his adaptations of traditional miniature painting.

Also on January 12, the first Asia edition of the Benesse Prize—which honors a work in the 2016 Singapore Biennale—went to Thai artist Pannaphan Yodmanee for…

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