Exhibition

Bani Abidi. They Died Laughing

6 Jun 2019 – 22 Sep 2019

Regular hours

Thursday
10:00 – 19:00
Friday
10:00 – 19:00
Saturday
10:00 – 19:00
Sunday
10:00 – 19:00
Monday
10:00 – 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 19:00

Cost of entry

Regular € 15, reduced € 10
16 and under free admission

Gropius Bau

Berlin, Germany

Address

Travel Information

  • U2 Potsdamer Platz

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Bani Abidi is known for her distinctive filmmaking aesthetic, which derives from the dark absurdities of everyday life. Opening in June, her solo exhibition They Died Laughing will bring together moving image and print-based works spanning over a decade.

About

Her narratives traverse individual experiences and move toward complex questions of patriotism, framed by the historic power struggles and geopolitical relations between neighbouring nation-states India and Pakistan. With humour and ironic role play, in her early performance-based video works she turns to camera, duplicating her self-image while approaching regimes of border politics. Bani Abidi later develops visual strategies to capture the lived drama of cities, particularly Lahore and Karachi, through minor characters and narratives that are both found and invented. The exhibition will be her most extensive solo presentation to date.

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Curators

Natasha Ginwala

Exhibiting artists

Bani Abidi

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