Survival of the Hippest
"Change or Die!" is an axiom many artists are taking to heart, hitting the road to search for inspiration. Trailblazing art group Chim↑Pom, known for their rabble-rousing, unplugged themselves from the Tokyo grid, and headed out to villages around Dhaka. There, aping Tarzan and Jane, they went jungly for a reconnaissance trip. Surely something offbeat and mildly offensive will emerge from their rural time out with the lively Bengalis.
Meanwhile, trekking up and down the congested, rain-slicked hills of Istanbul were some of Southeast Asia's most provocative artists,…