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WHISPERING GALLERY

Pillars of the Community

BY DT

Is the unpredictable state of the world having a domino effect on the cultural landscape? Or are there enough strong pillars to keep all the structures stable? In Istanbul, the last few years of political instability has toppled many art centers and galleries, yet the art community is showing a brave face as the Istanbul Biennial, its acclaimed international event, opens in September. Amid memories of the failed coup d’état in July 2016 and a wave of terrorist bombings, the Biennial wisely tapped the Berlin-based artist duo Michael…

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