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WHISPERING GALLERY

Survival of the Hippest

BY DT

"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,

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