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Whispering Gallery

by DT

Cultural tourism is in full swing for those who live in the northern hemisphere. Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili made a surprise detour to Venice where he opened Georgia’s pavilion of sculptures by Tamara Kvesitadze, after visiting Rome for the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification. Well aware of the pitfalls of Venice, the United Arab Emirates pavilion celebrated in gourmet style by flying in Michelin three-star chefs to ensure none of their artists went starving. Minimalist vegan halal?

Elsewhere, while successful dealers and collectors go off to summer hideaways in the Hamptons in…

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