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Promises and Perils 
of Connectivity

By Tayeba Begum Lipi

Illustration by Elena Hormiga.

Twenty years ago, during the mid-1990s, I was committed to building an artistic career. I desperately wanted to explore the global art scene and experiment with methods, ideas and media not yet available or discussed in the Bangladeshi art scene—but it was not easy. I was lucky enough to have next to me my partner Mahbubur Rahman, also an artist, who encountered the same obstacles and experienced the same frustrations. He became my mentor during the course of my journey

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