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Art Goes Indoors At Istanbul Biennial

Amid the continuing street protests in the city, the 13th Istanbul Biennial’s decision to withdraw from public spaces aims to make the demonstrations and their message more visible.

On a crowded street in Cairo, a short-haired woman in her thirties tries to push her small frame through a sea of bulky men, all of them angry and trying to stop what she is doing.

“Do you call this art?” yells a balding man in a light blue suit. “They told you that making people walk like animals is art?”

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