Mar 1st 2022

Bani Abidi

@ School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Opening Tuesday, March 1st, from 12PM - 1:15PM

Join us live for a virtual lecture by artist Bani Abidi followed by an audience Q&A.

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This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services and have ASL interpretation.

Bani Abidi (MFA 1999) has been working with the moving image for the past two decades. She has consistently blurred the edges between fiction and fact while gleaning from the dark absurdities of everyday life. Her staged scenes and anonymous characters struggle with enacting small gestures of resistance within broader dynamics of state power and nationalism. Abidi, who also draws and photographs, uses humor in all its gravity and firmly believes in the agency of laughter.

Presented in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and SAIC Alumni Engagement.

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Image:Bani Abidi, still from Death at a 30 Degree Angle (detail), 2012, two-channel video installation, color and sound, 15 mins. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist and Experimenter, Kolkata

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