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Bani Abidi: The Last Laugh Related Press Bani Abidi: The Last Laugh 9 September 2019, Open

INCIDENTALLY, BARELY a week before I travelled from a town in Northern Italy to Berlin to attend the opening of Bani Abidi's They Died Laughing at Gropius Bau, my father-in-law brought home a mango. Perhaps he remembered me musing about how I had missed the season since I'd chosen to spend the summer in Südtirol. It was a large mango. I assumed...

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“They Died Laughing”: Bani Abidi at Gropius Bau, Berlin Related Press “They Died Laughing”: Bani Abidi at Gropius Bau, Berlin 30 August 2019, Mousse Magazine

This conversation with Pakistani Berlin-based artist and filmmaker Bani Abidi revolves around some of the core features of her substantial solo exhibition at Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, curated by Natasha Ginwala and spanning two decades of her practice. ANTONIA ALAMPI: I'd like to start by looking into the use of humor in your work—and...

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At Berlin’s Gropius Bau, A Biting Survey of Pakistani Artist Bani Abidi Related Press At Berlin’s Gropius Bau, A Biting Survey of Pakistani Artist Bani Abidi 15 August 2019, Frieze

The video and print-based works in Pakistani artist Bani Abidi's exhibition 'They Died Laughing' at Berlin's Gropius Bau draw us into the side-wings of the nation state: a sculptor's studio in Uttar Pradesh, India, where public Gandhi statues are churned out, or the viscous flow of everyday bureaucracy.

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Berlin: Bani Abidi’s stirring works make a mark at Berlin’s Gropius Bau Museum Related Press Berlin: Bani Abidi’s stirring works make a mark at Berlin’s Gropius Bau Museum 9 August 2019, Architectural Digest

Bani Abidi is an artist whose work is challenging to categorise. Part stylised documentary, part performance art and part fiction, her films often feature non-actors and grapple with questions of identity, politics and the culture of control. The most visceral theme, however, is humour—Abidi's acknowledgement of the absurd, and appreciation...

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“I Wish to Let You Fall Out of My Hands (Chapter I)”: Bangladeshi filmmaker Naeem Mohaiemen and Pakistani artist Bani Abidi – in conversation Related Press “I Wish to Let You Fall Out of My Hands (Chapter I)”: Bangladeshi filmmaker Naeem Mohaiemen and Pakistani artist Bani Abidi – in conversation 26 February 2018, Art Radar

I wish to let you fall out of my hands (Chapter I) at Experimenter presents the works of Bangladeshi visual artist, writer and filmmaker Naeem Mohaiemen and Pakistani artist Bani Abidi in an exhibition that seeks to decode the meanings behind structures. The artists use film and photography to explore the complexity of peoples' relationships...

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'Enactments and each passing day': South Asian moving image art at Kiran Nader Museum of Art Related Press 'Enactments and each passing day': South Asian moving image art at Kiran Nader Museum of Art 17 November 2016, Art Radar Journal

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) has come up with their first exhibition Enactments and each passing day: An exhibition of moving images solely dedicated to the challenging and powerful medium of video art. A compilation of works by 15 contemporary artists ranging from young and dynamic practitioners like Shilpa Gupta, Rohini Devasher and...

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'The Man Who Clapped for 97 hours': Pakistani artist Bani Abidi - interview Related Press 'The Man Who Clapped for 97 hours': Pakistani artist Bani Abidi - interview 19 February 2016, Art Radar

Pakistani artist Bani Abidi’s second solo exhibition at Experimenter, Kolkata, opened on 15 January and is running until 27 February 2016. The artist talks about her practice, based on her belief that “Life is infinitely more interesting than the best of what art can conjure up”, as she tells Art Radar in an exclusive interview.

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