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“Bani Abidi: The Man Who Talked Until He Disappeared”

  • Art, Contemporary art
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Bani Abidi, man lifting weights
Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Experimenter, KolkataBani Abidi,; Still from An Unforeseen Situation, 2015.
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Time Out says

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents a survey that encapsulates two decades of work by Pakistani artist Bani Abidi, a former student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Known for her video, photography and sound works, Abidi satirizes displays of power and nationalism as she explores the geopolitical relationship between India and Pakistan as well as the historical power struggles of South Asia. The exhibit takes its name from Abidi's watercolor series "The Man Who Talked Until He Disappeared," which depicts writers, political leaders and bloggers from Pakistan that have disappeared over the past decade.

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