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Whispering Gallery

BY DT

In a world starved for novelty, all eyes are fixed on South Asia. Istanbul’s best-known artist, Kutluğ Ataman, was spotted floating in and out of Karachi’s small, peaceful enclave of galleries and artists’ studios, and enjoying the local curries. However, it seems that Tate Modern’s research trip to Pakistan to see its resilient art community in real time has been postponed due to security issues. An alternative destination is said to be in the works—Bangladesh, on the east side of the subcontinent—perhaps to get to the roots of Bengali culture since they have…

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